Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Physicians CME Certificate

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This enduring material has been approved for [ 1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Original release date: September 22, 2017. Revised: September 6, 2018.  Termination date: September 22, 2020.

Continuing Medical Education Credit(s)

Physicians – to obtain a CME Certificate, read the article and click here.

Other Health Care Providers – to obtain a Certificate of Attendance, read the article and click here.

Article Summary

PrEP, the newest addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, has been shown to decrease the risk of HIV acquisition by 99%. This article, with FAQs, is designed to provide primary care providers with the knowledge and confidence to prescribe PrEP to their patients at high risk for HIV.

Target Audience

The target audience is all primary care health care providers in Los Angeles County.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the article, participants will be able to:

  1. Conduct a Sexual History.
  2. Describe the selection of candidates for PrEP.
  3. Discuss the management of the patient on PrEP.
  4. Discuss PrEP therapy and side effects.
  5. Discuss patient resources for PrEP education.


Leo Moore, MD, MPH is the Acting Medical Director, Division of HIV and STD Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Accreditation Statement

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses receive a Certificate of attendance. This activity is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.


No relevant financial relationships were disclosed by the author or the planners.

This activity is offered by an accredited CMA-CME provider and is not commercially supported.

Contact Information

For questions or further information about this article, please contact: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs at (213) 351-8003, email or visit

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