Course Directors

Howard Libman
Howard Libman, MD

Director of the HIV Program in Healthcare Associates at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Paul Sax
Paul Sax, MD

Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the HIV Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston

Accredited by

Harvard Medical School

Course Description

The management of HIV-infected patients has undergone dramatic changes over the past decade with the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy and the introduction of viral load testing and resistance testing in clinical practice. Patients are hospitalized less frequently with opportunistic infections and are living longer. However, with this encouraging news have come important challenges. For patients, they include difficulties in adherence to a complex medical regimen, dealing with its toxicities, and coping with the uncertainty of predicting future health. For health care providers, they include keeping up with a rapidly changing but incomplete knowledge base and addressing the needs of complicated outpatients within time constraints.
This course consists of a case-based tutorial on the management of HIV disease for the primary care provider. It includes instruction on HIV diagnostic testing, initial evaluation of the HIV-infected patient; implementation of antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infection prophylaxis, relevant health care maintenance issues, and evaluation of new symptoms.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:2.00 Credits
Expiration Date:2017-Jun-11
Estimated Time for Completion:2 hours
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
Some of the multimedia resources in this course require Apple Quicktime, RealMedia, or a Flash player.

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