HIV 101: Core Principles of HIV Management for People Who Are Newly Diagnosed With HIV


Michael S. Saag, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Judith S. Currier, MD
University of California Los Angeles
Melanie Thompson, MD
Melanie A. Thompson, MD
Thacker & Thompson, MD
Atlanta, GA

October 23, 2024

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT


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 will describe 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 will also be 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


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.

Individual registration is required in order to receive CME credit or a certificate of participation.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 10:30 AM (PT).

For more information or questions, please contact the registration department at or 415-544-9400.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its continuing medical education (CME) activities, the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) requires all persons with control of educational content (eg, faculty, Scientific Leadership Board, Governance Board, and program planner) 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 and mitigated prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in IAS–USA CME activities.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines ineligible companies as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”

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 slides prior to the presentation of educational content.


Dr Saag reported serving as a consultant to TFF Pharmaceuticals and American Gene Technologies International, Inc. (Updated April 3, 2024)


Dr Currier reported consulting or advisor fees from Merck & Co, Inc. (Updated March 6, 2024)

Dr Thompson reported serving on data monitoring boards for Excision Biotherapeutics. (Updated March 25, 2024)


Dr Cheever reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies. (Updated June 13, 2024)

Ms Donna Jacobsen reported no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. (Updated June 13, 2024)

COW Board

The financial relationships of the COW Board can be found here: 

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 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.

Nursing Credits

This activity is eligible for ANCC credit, see final CNE activity announcement for specific details.

Pharmacy Credits

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logo This activity is eligible for ACPE credit, see final CPE activity announcement for specific details

Grant Support

Please note that the 2024 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE and this associated webinar are contingent upon the approval of the grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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