Practical Solutions Across the Spectrum of Care - HIV in Women - POCN

Practical Solutions Across the Spectrum of Care – HIV in Women

Infectious diseases | October 30, 2020


0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Launch Date:

October 30, 2020

Expiration Date:

October 30, 2021

primary audience:

Hiv specialist physicians, Infectious disease physicians

Relevant Terms:

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course faculty

Elisa Ignatius, MD, MSc

Dr. Elisa Ignatius is an infectious diseases physician and clinical pharmacology fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her medical degree from and completed a residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, masters of science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is in the process of obtaining her PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ignatius has clinical and research interests in the clinical pharmacology and care delivery systems of HIV and tuberculosis treatments and has previously worked as a site investigator on 2 HIV prevention clinical trials. Dr. Ignatius is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. 

Rachel K. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG

Dr. Rachel Scott is the Scientific Director of Women’s Health Research for MedStar Health Research Institute and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC). Director of the Women’s Center for Positive Living, MWHC’s HIV Obstetrics and Gynecology practice within the Department of Women's and Infants’ Services, she is also an assistant professor at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her passion for women’s health and commitment to underserved women drive both her clinical career and her commitment to clinical and translational research. Her current research includes a K23 award to study the behavioral health determinants of adherence during pregnancy and postpartum in women living with HIV. Additionally, she is the primary investigator on a collaborative study with DC Health studying patterns of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in women at high risk for HIV.

Dr. Scott was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the George E. Stevens Teaching Award by both MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MWHC for her role as a teacher and research mentor. As a resident, she was a two-time recipient of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Teaching Award. Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Scott is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research. She earned her medical degree, internship, and residency in obstetrics and gynecology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, and her master of public health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she studied International Health and Development and participated in coursework conducted in Cuba and Guatemala. Dr. Scott is fluent in Spanish and English.

learning objectives
1. Provide guideline-based care for all women with HIV, including those who are pregnant.
course information


This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. 

Release date: October 30. 2020

Expiration date: October 30, 2021

Estimated time to complete activity: 0.5 hours


This activity is intended for infectious disease and HIV specialist physicians and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.


Upon completion of this program, the participant should be better able to:

  • Provide guideline-based care for all women with HIV, including those who are pregnant


Women bear a significant burden in HIV, including increased risks for stigma or mental health disorders. Their treatment requirements can be unique when considering pregnancy and contraception. Though there are guidelines on routine monitoring, antepartum antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens, and intra- and postpartum care, data are continuously evolving and clinicians must be aware of the most recent guidelines and treatment considerations for women. This case-based, interactive activity focuses on initiating ART during pregnancy, routine monitoring, viral suppression, considerations for delivery, contraception, and additional issues that arise for women with HIV, such as earlier menopause and low bone mineral density.


Rachel K. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG

Scientific Director of Women's Health Research, MedStar Health Research Institute

Associate Chair for Research & Director of the Washington Women's Center for Positive Living, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Department of Women’s and Infants’ Services

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia


Elisa Ignatius, MD, MSc

Division of Infectious Diseases

Fellow, Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.


The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period October 30, 2020 through October 30, 2021, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and posttest at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Rachel K. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG

Contracted Research (paid to institution): Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Elisa Ignatius, MD, MSc                                                                

Nothing to disclose

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Integritas Communications planners and managers have nothing to disclose.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


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