Confronting Mental Health Challenges in Our Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic

Robert H. Remien, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Associate Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health
NY State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Remien is the Clinical Director for Behavioral Health in the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, Faculty Mentor for HIV Center Postdoctoral Fellows, and Clinical Supervisor to psychiatric residents in training, and serves on numerous NIH review panels and local, national, and international advisory groups. He was a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force that developed the Blueprint for Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtE) in NYS and now serves on the NYS AIDS Advisory Council EtE Committee providing guidance for EtE implementation. Dr. Remien has been involved in HIV volunteer work, clinical work, and community mobilization and advocacy since the early 1980’s and he has developed a large and diverse portfolio of domestic and international research projects focused on the intersection of HIV prevention and care, specifically HIV testing and prevention among uninfected but vulnerable populations, and linkage and retention in care, adherence to treatment, and HIV transmission risk-reduction among PLWH; his research includes the development and testing of evidence-based behavioral interventions for individuals, couples, and care sites.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand the role of mental health in the HIV prevention and care continua.
  • Appreciate the challenges of achieving optimal assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Recognize the importance of addressing mental health problems in the context of HIV prevention and care.
  • Identify the opportune moments in the course of clinical practice for mental health screening, with follow-up for treatment.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on April 10, 2018 and will terminate April 9, 2021.

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.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the 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 extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME 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 Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Robert Remien (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Remien submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his 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, Division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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