Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 14, 2018
Expires: December 13, 2019
15 minutes to complete

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

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Supporter Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is infectious disease specialists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to select HIV treatment based on clinical profile, propensity for resistance, as well as patient comorbidities and/or co-infections.


In this case-based video, Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA, and Paul E. Sax, MD, discuss the management of an older HIV-positive man admitted with weight loss, abdominal pain, and fever.

Activity Co-Chairs

Richard A. Elion, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director, HIV/HCV Treatment and Research Program 
Providence Hospital
Washington, DC

Paul E. Sax, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA
Associate Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals Health System
Director, UH Clinical Research Center and the Dahms Clinical Research Unit
John Kennell Endowed Chair
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Rheumatology Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

External Reviewer

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH


National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release December 14, 2018 to December 13, 2019.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, watch the presentation, complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, National Jewish Health will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Planning Committee and Faculty report the following relationship(s):
Richard A. Elion, MD
Consulting Fee: Gilead, ViiV 
Speakers Bureau: Gilead, Janssen 
Contracted Research: Gilead, Proteus

Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA
Consulting Fee: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, ICON, ViiV

Paul E. Sax, MD
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, Janssen, Merck
Contracted Research: (Paid to institution): Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV

External Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH 
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
Betti Bandura
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Mandy Comeau 
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Lynda Lyons
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-848-1000; Fax: 856-848-6091. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2018 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education and National Jewish Health continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education and National Jewish Health. Neither Vindico Medical Education, National Jewish Health, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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