Black Lives (with HIV) Matter: Dismantling Systemic Racism to End the HIV Epidemic Among Black MSM

Ofole Mgbako, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Health
Section Chief of Infectious Diseases, NYC H+H/Bellevue Hospital
Clinical Pillar Lead, NYU Langone Institute for Excellence in Health Equity
NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY

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Dr. Ofole Mgbako is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at Bellevue Hospital and Co-Clinical Pillar Lead of the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity. He received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Langone, where he also served as Senior Chief Resident. Prior to medical school, he worked for the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and worked on various HIV-related global health projects in Ghana, Jamaica and South Africa. During medical school and residency, he worked abroad clinically in Rwanda and Uganda, serving as a teaching resident as part of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Program. He was also an affiliated investigator at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, and part of the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab. Dr. Mgbako completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center and graduated from a postdoctoral research fellowship at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Dr. Mgbako's research focuses on biobehavioral interventions and outcomes for racial, gender and sexual minorities along the HIV care continuum. He is interested in the impact of interventions such as immediate antiretroviral therapy (iART) and novel technologies on retention in care, ART adherence and viral load suppression among marginalized populations. Dr. Mgbako is broadly interested in how trauma, structural racism and homophobia impact HIV-related outcomes. He also enjoys narrative medicine, writing about the patient-provider relationship and exploring issues of race and sexuality in medicine, with pieces published in JAMA, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The New Yorker.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
1. Understand the ongoing HIV crisis among Black MSM in the U.S.
2. Be able to define systemic racism in HIV care and appreciate its historical roots.
3. Be aware of potential solutions to dismantle systemic racism along the HIV care continuum.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for February 8, 2023, as a live activity.  This activity will also be available as an enduring activity from February 9, 2023, through February 7, 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) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

- Dr. William M. Valenti (Course Moderator) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 24 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Research grants from: ViiV and Gilead. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

- Dr. Ofole Mgbako (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Mgbako submitted their slides in advance for adequate peer review and will support their presentations 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

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