HIV 101: Initial Assessment, Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy, and Monitoring of People With Newly Diagnosed HIV (On-Demand)

HIV 101: Initial Assessment, Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy, and Monitoring of People With Newly Diagnosed HIV (On-Demand)

Presenters: Michael S. Saag, MD, Melanie A. Thompson, MD, Roger J. Bedimo, MD, MS

Release date: November 15, 2023
Expiration date: November 15, 2024
CME Credit Available: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Overview

Assessment of Needs

A firm grasp of the basics of clinical care for patients with HIV is essential for practitioners in Ryan White HIV/AIDS-funded clinics and programs who are new to HIV care. In this webinar, experts in the field described the core principles of HIV management, including pathogenesis of HIV infection and mechanisms of action of antiretroviral drugs, as well as initiating antiretroviral therapy and primary care for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV. This webinar is useful to experienced clinicians who seek a review of these core principles.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of HIV disease and the life cycle of HIV.
  • Conduct an initial assessment of a person newly diagnosed with HIV.
  • Initiate an appropriate initial antiretroviral therapy regimen in people with HIV according to their clinical presentation and preference.
  • Provide appropriate vaccinations for people with HIV, focusing on pneumococcus, hepatitis B, SARS-CoV-2, and mpox according to current guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Maintain continuous monitoring for antiretroviral therapy success and for emergence of comorbid conditions, including cardiovascular disease, renal disease, frailty, etc.

Registration

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for clinical decision-makers in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-funded clinics and programs who are new to HIV care and those practitioners who are interested in a review. It is also relevant for registered nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its continuing education activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (eg, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies (previously defined as “commercial interests”) that they have had within the past 24 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the continuing education activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA continuing education activity.

The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The IAS–USA will identify and resolve ahead of time any possible conflicts of interest that may influence CME activities with regard to exposition or conclusion. Information about financial relationships with ineligible companies for the presenter and planners/reviewers is below and in the presentation. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies have been mitigated.

Presenter

Dr Thompson reported that she is the Chair of the independent data monitoring committee for Excision Biotherapeutics. (Updated November 15, 2023)

Presenters/Planners

Dr Saag reported receiving consulting or advisor fees from American Gene Technologies International, Inc and TFF Pharmaceuticals. (Updated November 15, 2023)

Dr Bedimo reported receiving research funding from Merck & Co., Inc.; and serving on the scientific advisory boards of ViiV Healthcare, Merck & Co., Inc, Gilead Sciences, Theratechnologies, Shionogi & Co., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. (Updated November 15, 2023)

Planners

Dr Cheever reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies. (Updated November 15, 2023)

Ms Donna Jacobsen reported no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. (Updated November 15, 2023)

COW Board

The financial relationships of the COW Board can be found here: https://www.iasusa.org/activities/cases-on-the-web/about-cows/cow-webinars-editorial-board/ 

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Points

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. IAS-USA, the CME activity provider, will submit your participant information (eg, name, date of birth, activity credits earned, ABIM MOC number) to ABIM through the PARS system for the purpose of reporting ABIM MOC credits.

Grant Support

This preconference webinar is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1OHA28686 (AIDS Education and Training Center National Coordinating Resource Center) awarded François-Xavier Bagnoud Center from the Rutgers University School of Nursing with a sub award to International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) to sponsor this CME activity.

To learn more about the Ryan White conference, visit https://www.iasusa.org/events/2023-rwhap/.

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Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
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  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.