Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV

Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

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

Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release date: December 20, 2017
Expiration date: December 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
an educational grant from Gilead Sciences

Activity Description
This free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will focus on the management of HIV infection based on current data and our understanding of the disease. It is designed for those who wish to learn the basics of caring for someone with HIV as well as for learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of optimal care of people with HIV.  Topics to be covered include the initial evaluation of a person with newly diagnosed HIV infection; considerations in choosing an antiretroviral regimen; and selected topics in keeping a person with HIV healthy.

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.

Activity Agenda

  • Best practices for evaluating the newly-diagnosed person with HIV
  • Selecting an antiretroviral regimen—what should be considered?
  • Keeping a person with HIV healthy

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

  • Formulate an evaluation strategy for a newly diagnosed person with HIV
  • Appraise considerations related to choosing an initial antiretroviral regimen 
  • Identify measures that can be taken by the care team to keep a person with HIV healthy
Activity Faculty

Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Faculty Bio
Dr. Gandhi is the site leader of the MGH AIDS Clinical Research Site in the Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) HIV-1 Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group. He is also the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core (CFAR). Dr. Gandhi is the editor of Partners ID Images, an educational infectious diseases website, and organizer of the HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) program, an internet-based educational conference series for physicians and nurses caring for HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. He is also a Deputy Editor of NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases and NEJM Journal Watch HIV/AIDS.  He is a scientific member of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and the International Antiviral Society-USA Panel on Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention of HIV in Adults.

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.

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 live activity 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 (0.9 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:

Rajesh Gandhi, MD, discloses the following: Consultant (clinical trial design): Theratechnologies, EMD Serano
Grant/Research Support: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare

Planning Committee
Sharon Lee, MD, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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 contains information about agents currently under investigation.

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 80%), and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.

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