Section D - Clinical Services (Module 1): Sexual History Taking and the Clinical Engagement with MSM of Color

Delivery Method: Online Go to the online courseware»

Length of Time: 1 Hour Credit Types Available: CME, CE, CNE, CEU, CPH

Target Audience: Clinical Providers and Program Staff


Sexual history taking is particularly important for MSM of color in order to link them to services, like PrEP and behavioral health, that will support their remaining HIV-negative, and to strengthen the relationship between clients and healthcare providers.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Web-based trainings are designed to increase knowledge and change competency of clinical and nonclinical practices and strategies. Content is derived from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “A Guide To Taking a Sexual History” and “Sexual History Taking Guidance”.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

1. Name one reason why sexual history taking for MSM of color is important
2. List the five P’s of an effective sexual history taking
3. Describe three common concerns for taking a sexual history taking during the clinical engagement
4. Demonstrate effective team skills by sharing information effectively, listening and responding to feedback from others, and using simple communication.

ORIGINATION DATE: January 28th, 2019
EXPIRATION DATE: January 28th, 2021


HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser


TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, Registered Nurses, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Licensed practical/Vocational nurses, Nurse practitioners, Nurse Technicians, Other health educators, Pharmacists, Physician assistants, Program Managers, HIV counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, PrEP Navigators, Peer Navigators

PREREQUISITES: Basis understanding of HIV and STI prevention and transmission methods that include behavioral and biomedical strategies.

FORMAT: These eLearning modules are web based

CONTACT INFORMATION: Michael D. Shankle, MPH, Senior Director of Capacity Building, 2000 S ST NW, Washington DC 20009. 202.507.4730


CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HealthHIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of (1.25) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides (1.1) contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) CEU’s for this program

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (1.0) CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

If CNE Joint Provider: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HealthHIV are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB2792 Sexual History Taking in the Clinical Engagement with Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) or Color please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before 1/28/2021.

Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at
Pass the posttest at __80____% at

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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