Kentucky State HIV Certification for Medical Providers

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 2.00
    • CPE: 2.00
    • Other: 2.00
    • CDE: 2.00
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Release: May 29, 2012
  • Expires: Jun 30, 2014
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    2 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (128 Ratings)


Frank Romanelli Frank Romanelli, MPH, BCPS, FCCP, FAPhA, AAHIVP
Associate Dean & Professor of Pharmacy
Paul F. Parker Endowed Professor of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Alice C.  Thornton Alice C. Thornton, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases University of Kentucky Medical Center Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Since the first clinical cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in the US in 1981, remarkable advances have been made in terms of disease tracking, prevention, and treatment. In most instances, appropriate management of infection with combination antiretroviral therapy will expand life by several years making the disease chronic in nature and increasing the likelihood that patients will expire of other natural causes. Despite significant advances, a cure for the disease remains elusive, making antiretroviral treatment once initiated indefinite. Prevention remains paramount and recently emphasis has been placed on populations with disproportionate disease risk (e.g., person residing in rural areas, minorities). In an effort to better identify individuals infected with HIV, screening is now considered a routine component of yearly care for all individuals aged 13 to 64. Research continues in terms of increasing the potency and safety of currently available antiretrovirals. Advances have been made in terms of adverse effect profiles and pill burdens. Despite concentrated research efforts a vaccine aimed at preventing HIV infection has yet to be realized.     

In order to be licensed in Kentucky, most health professionals are required to receive specific continuing education on HIV/AIDS. All applicants for initial licensure must receive two hours of HIV/AIDS education approved by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the licensing board or certifying body. Applicants for licensure or certification renewal on active status must receive training at least once every 10 years thereafter, unless the licensing board or certifying entity requires more frequent completion under administrative regulations.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is responsible for reviewing and approving courses and professional school curricula that meet the specific requirements of Kentucky's statutes.

KRS Chapter 214.610 - Educational course to be completed by healthcare workers and social workers
KRS Chapter 214.615 - Required educational course on transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of AIDS
KRS Chapter 214.620 - Planning for implementation of professional education requirement - Information and education requirements for certain groups

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all social and healthcare workers impacted by Kentucky Revised Statutes 214.610/615/620.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic epidemiology of AIDS on a national and local level;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current antiretroviral treatments;
  • Describe the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS;
  • Explain the basic process of post exposure prophylaxis;
  • List national and local resources available on HIV/AIDS.


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-12-043-H02-P and will award 2.00 contact hours (0.200 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 2.00 hours of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 2.00 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

Alice C. Thornton, MD, and Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, (speaker and planner) have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity and do not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product.

No other planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.