Welcome to Short Scoops in HIV
In this asynchronous online activity, we will be exploring timely clinical topics related to caring for people living with HIV.
Current Session: Rapid Start in the Naïve Patient
Runs from September 30 – October 30, 2019
Active Participation (which includes the opportunity to receive CE credit) is limited to the first 15 healthcare professionals who register.
Consider the Following Case:
Martin, a 34-year-old African American male, presents after being diagnosed with HIV. He has no past medical history. He takes a multivitamin daily and for occasion heartburn he takes over the counter antacids including Tums and Rolaids. He was diagnosed at his primary care provider’s office 2 days prior and he was sent to you for evaluation/treatment. The testing was done as part of routine primary care. His last HIV test was 2 years ago and it was negative. He is currently asymptomatic.
- BP: 110/70 mmHg
- HIV antigen/antibody screening test: reactive
- HIV antibody-reactive
- Labs drawn and pending including HIV-1 genotype
- Pt is ready to start treatment
Questions for Discussion:
- Would you start him on treatment today prior to his lab work coming back?
- What treatment option would you start and why?