Serostatus Matters

Jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Estimated time to complete this activity: 1 hour 

There is no fee for this activity

This activity is designed to educate primary care providers about the importance of routine HIV screening and to show them how to integrate routine HIV screening into clinical practice. The program is designed to motivate and build confidence among primary care providers to support successfully their efforts to provide routine HIV screening in their practice.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
ANCC Contact Hour


This activity is designed for primary care physicians (DOs and MDs), nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.

Learner Objectives 

At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Implement routine HIV screening in their practice.
  2. Apply skills to physician patient interactions around HIV testing.

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies:
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Patient Care, and Interpersonal and Communication Skills.

Course Director:

Judy Griffith
Health Education Specialist, CDC

Planning Committee:

Kayla Gray
HSSC Campaign Project Director, RTI

Tanesha Tutt
Health Education Specialist, CDC

Laura McElroy
Lead Health Education Specialist for the Healthcare and Public Health Communications, CDC
Linda Ordway, R.N., M.S., ACNP-BC
Nurse Planner
Office of Continuing Education 
Tufts University School of Medicine

Donna Wolff
President, Wolff Medical Communications
Course production



Donna Sweet, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
Philip Peters, MD
Medical Officer
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
CDC, Atlanta, GA

Celia Maxwell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Joseph McGowan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Manhasset, NY

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests

All faculty, course directors, planning committee members and others in a position to control the content of an educational activity are required to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Conflicts of interest resulting from a relevant financial relationship are resolved prior to the activity during the content review.



Proprietary Entity:

Nature of Financial Relationship 


Donna Sweet, MD

Roche, Pfizer
Grant/Research Support
BMS, Gilead, Pfizer, AbbVie
Speaker’s Bureau 

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationship to report in the last 12 months with a commercial interest:
Judy Griffith, Laura McElroy, Kayla Gray, Tanesha Tutt, Donna Wolff, Celia Maxwell, MD, Joseph McGowan, MD, and Philip Peters, MD.
TUSM OCE Staff: Linda Ordway, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, Donna Dung, Karin Pearson, Mirosleidy Tejeda, and Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH

Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 Contact Hour for nurses. 

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Non-Endorsement Statement

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Tufts University School of Medicine, RTI International, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Inclusion in this activity does not constitute approval or endorsement of any commercial products or services. These materials have been prepared based on the best available information, but are not exhaustive of the subject matter. Participants are advised to critically appraise the information presented and encouraged to consult the available literature for any commercial products mentioned.  Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the TUSM OCE of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

ADA/OEO Nondiscrimination Policy

Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) considers all applicants and activity participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation.  TUSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TUSM does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. 

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

For questions regarding continuing education, please contact Tufts University School of Medicine- Office of Continuing Education: or 617-636-6579.

For technical help or special needs inquiries, please contact:

Initial release date: March 22, 2016
Last review date: March 17, 2017
Expiration date: March 21,2019

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 
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