HIV & AIDS Epidemiological Overview for Florida Providers

Activity Release: 08/28/2020 Activity Expiration: 08/27/2023


The purpose of this CME activity is to provide an overview of key aspects of HIV/AIDS disease specific to Florida. This CME activity fulfills the Florida legislative medical licensing requirement for allopathic, osteopathic, and podiatric physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician and anesthesiology assistants.

FACULTY:Celina Makowski, DHA, MBA, CHCP and Javeshia Melton, BS

REVIEWER: Patricia D. Moore, PhD, RN


At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:

1.Discuss the epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

2.Explain the etiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

3.Describe HIV modes of transmission including infection control strategies in preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

4.Discuss the current Florida laws on HIV/AIDS, including impact on testing, offering of HIV testing to pregnant women, maintaining confidentiality of test results, reporting, and treatment including counseling of patients.


* Commercial Support: None * Faculty & Content Reviewer finanical interest: None * CME Committee of Flagler Hospital: No relevant financial interest * Investigational products/products not labeled for use: None


This information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by Flagler Hospital, Inc. In no event will Flagler Hospital, Inc. be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

It is the healthcare providers responsibility to understand and abide by the full text of specific Florida Statutes and Administrative Codes governing HIV/AIDS regarding testing, informed consent, reporting of results, counseling, and confidentiality as summarized in the following slides. Links to the complete content of Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Codes are provided within the slides.


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1. Review presentation power point Adobe pdf slides and complete independent study suggestions.

2. Pass the post-test with a grade of 80% or higher and complete the continuing medical education evaluation. Click here for post-test/evaluation.

3. Credits earned will be reported to CE Broker once post-test/evaluation has been processed by CME Office.


Flagler Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Flagler Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of one 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Flagler Hospital is accredited for Florida Board of Nursing 50-664 for continuing education units.