Course Director

Eric S. Daar, MD
Eric S. Daar, MD

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Details

Credit Types: CME / CE
Credit Amount: 0.5 CME / 1.0 CE
Release Date: 2018-May-14
Expiration Date: 2019-May-13
Estimated Time for Completion: 30 minutes
Registration Required: No
Cost: Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this unique infographic-based activity, an infectious disease expert discusses the most recent advances in HIV testing and treatment, as well as the integration of current evidence and recommendations to optimize individual treatment plans.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Apply current recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women, recognizing the possibility of more frequent testing for high-risk persons
  • Describe currently available HIV testing technologies and the recommended testing algorithm
  • Initiate ART in all HIV-infected individuals, considering each patient’s clinical and laboratory characteristics, history, health status (ie, co-occurring or comorbid conditions) and preference in order to maximize efficacy and adherence
  • Apply recent efficacy and safety data on the timing and choice of ART in initial regimens and switch strategies for HIV-infected patients
  • Assess the potential impact of clinical trial data related to emerging therapeutic strategies for HIV

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of infectious disease physicians, HIV specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians involved in treating patients with HIV.

Nursing Education Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to improve knowledge and competence of nurses concerning the treatment of HIV.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME/CE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: May 14, 2018 - May 13, 2019
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME/CE activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California

Eric S. Daar, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Gilead; Merck & Co., Inc.; Theratechnologies Inc.; and ViiV Healthcare group of companies.
Grant/Research Support from Gilead; Merck & Co., Inc.; and ViiV Healthcare group of companies.
Eric S. Daar, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: medications to prevent or treat HIV.

CME Reviewer

Matthew A. Goodman, MD
Abington Jefferson Health
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Goodman, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Nurse Reviewer

Amita B. Patel, MSN, RN, AOCNP, NP-C
Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC
East Brunswick, New Jersey

Amita B. Patel, MSN, RN, AOCNP, NP-C, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.


The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit and Support


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Medical Learning Institute, Inc.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15106, for 1.0 contact hour(s).


This CME/CE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Collaboration Statement

This CME/CE activity has been developed in close collaboration with HealthHIV.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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