HIV Experts & Evidence™
A Two-Part Continuing Medical Education Series on the Evolving Models of HIV Care
This two-part activity is intended for infectious diseases and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.
Guideline-based rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment of HIV is now the standard of care. Best-practice rapid ART protocols promote immediate linkage to HIV care, decreased time to ART initiation, decreased time to viral suppression (VS), and long-term VS — even within vulnerable populations. Shorter time to VS is associated with decreases in the incidence of both AIDS- and non-AIDS–related events. It further benefits the individual’s partners and at-risk populations by decreasing the period of time during which the virus is transmittable. This informs the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) initiative, which serves not only the public health goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic, but also brings equity to HIV care for vulnerable populations. Geared to the needs of HIV-specialist clinicians, this two-part HIV Experts and Evidence™ enduring activity will address rapid ART guidelines, provide practical solutions to systemic and clinical barriers that can impede access to rapid ART regimens and retention in care, and real-world approaches to enhanced patient-centered services.
This two-part activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.
This two-part activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Evolving Models of HIV Care (Volume 3)