2023 Update on Immunization Recommendations for Individuals With and At-risk for HIV Disease

Denise H. Benkel, MD, MPH
Medical Specialist, Bureau of Immunization
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene—City of New York

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About the Presenter:Top of page

Dr. Benkel is a graduate of Brown University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University at Albany, where she received her B.S., M.D., and M.P.H. degrees, respectively, and completed training as a preventive medicine resident with the New York State Department of Health/University at Albany School of Public Health. She served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was stationed at the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond for the two-year program. Her work there included being part of a team that traced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease to exposure to a display whirlpool spa and one that traced a multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. Dr. Benkel has worked for the past 23 years as a medical specialist with the New York City Department of Health’s Bureau of Immunization. Her responsibilities include ensuring that providers understand and use immunization schedules correctly to vaccinate their patients as early as possible with all recommended vaccines, informing providers of new vaccines and updates to the recommendations for existing vaccines, and ensuring that immunizations are reported correctly to the Citywide Immunization Registry.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational activity learners will:
1. Be aware of the current recommendations for vaccines in individuals with and at-risk for HIV disease.
2. Understand strategies to increase immunization and immunization acceptance.
3. Know where to find up-to-date immunization recommendations on the web from reputable sources.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for October 11, 2023, as a live activity. This activity will also be available as an enduring activity from October 18, 2023, through October 10, 2026.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.

Accreditation Statement:Top of page

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 the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Top of page

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Statement:Top of page

Policies and standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
- Dr. James F. Braun (Course Director/Planner) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Dr. Peter J. Meacher (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Dr. Denise H. Benkel (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Benkel submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review and supported her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.

Financial Support:Top of page

This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; Merck & Co.; and ViiV Healthcare

Immunization ResourcesTop of page

For the most up-to-date immunization resources please visit 2023 Immunization Resources

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