Part 3: Initiating HIV Treatment - A Case-Based Approach
November 30, 2022
November 30, 2023
Infectious Disease, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pharmacy, Primary Care
AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative.
In collaboration with the Southeast AIDS Education & Training Center.
Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hour (0.75 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit)
- Pharmacists — 1.0 Contact Hour
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed specifically for primary care clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the healthcare team who serve patients in rural and underserved communities.
Recent advances in antiretroviral therapy have markedly improved care and outcomes for patients living with HIV. This case-based activity, which is Part 3 of a four-part series titled HIV Management in Rural and Underserved Communities: Tailoring Care and Treatment to Improve Health Equity, will demonstate best practices for selecting an appropriate HIV treatment regimen and conducting ongoing testing and monitoring. Current guideline recommendations and new evidence to support early initiation of antiretroviral therapy will also be discussed.
This activity is a recording from a webinar series that took place in August 2022. Please note that any data, information, and guidance presented in the activity are subject to change.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply best practices and evidence-based interventions to improve rapid HIV treatment initiation in rural and underserved settings
- Integrate evolving evidence and current guidelines to inform treatment decisions, patient monitoring, and adherence
Paul E. Sax, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Stephen P. Raffanti, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour. Designated for 0.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-22-475-H02-P)
Type of Activity: Application
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 67% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative adhere to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies (commercial interests). All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to Postgraduate Institute for Medicine policy. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:
Paul E. Sax, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: scientific advisory board member/consultant for Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Merck & Co., Inc.; research support from Gilead Sciences, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV Healthcare.
Stephen P. Raffanti, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Planners, Managers, and Reviewer
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative planners, managers, and reviewer have nothing to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is offered at no cost to participants. To receive CME/CE credit, participants must:
- Review the CME/CE information, including the learning objectives and disclosure statements.
- Complete the pre-test.
- View the online activity.
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form.
A post-test score of 67% or higher is required to obtain credit. Your certificate will be made available for immediate download.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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