Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States

Case Studies in Recognizing and Managing Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Individuals: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release Date: March 20, 2017
Expiration Date: March 20, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hours

Case Studies in Recognizing and Managing Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Individuals: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release date: March 20, 2017
Expiration date: March 20, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hours
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Jointly Provided by:Support for this activity has been made possible through
educational grants from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare

Activity Description
This webinar is the latest in a series of Special Training for Effective Providers in HIV (STEP-HIV) initiatives developed by ACTHIV and the American Academy of CME, Inc. to promote HIV workforce development through education for healthcare professionals who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine. It will focus on the recognition and management of opportunistic infections encountered among HIV-infected patients and provide a review of guidelines on when to start ART in the setting of an opportunistic infection that can be implemented in your practice.

Activity Faculty
William R. Short, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Bio

William R. Short, MD, MPH is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1997. He continued his postgraduate training at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann and completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Infectious Disease.

Dr. Short is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is also certified by The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) as an HIV Specialist.

Activity Agenda

  • Epidemiology of OIs—What the practicing clinician needs to know
  • Recognizing OIs in your HIV-positive patients
  • Managing OIs utilizing best practices

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Learning Objectives
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to

  1. Review the epidemiology of opportunistic infections in the HAART era
  2. Identify the most common opportunistic infections seen in HIV patients.
  3. Apply best practices for the treatment of opportunistic infections.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Academy of CME, Inc., (Academy) and ACTHIV. American Academy of CME, Inc., is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of CME, Inc, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours (0.7 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours).

Disclosure Statement
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures are as follows:

William R. Short, MD, MPH, discloses the following relationships: Advisory Board and Promotional Speakers’ Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Janssen

Planning Committee
Sharon Lee, MD, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV, discloses the following relationships: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, and Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, Lead Nurse Planner, American Academy of CME, Inc.: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
This activity may contain discussion of off-label or investigational information.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, ACTHIV or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CME/CNE credit for your participation, please complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 70%), and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.

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