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Infectious Disease, Musculoskeletal Health

HIV and CVD – challenges and solutions for primary care

There is a bi-directional relationship between HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as HIV increases the risk of CVD, while CVD pathogenesis progresses more rapidly in people living with HIV (PLWHIV). GPs are in well placed to identify risk of CVD early in PLWHIV, and are able to identify opportunities for timely management. This program aims […]

DURATION

1.5 hrs

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

3

ACCREDITATION

RACGP CPD Program

EXPIRY DATE

2023-03-27

There is a bi-directional relationship between HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as HIV increases the risk of CVD, while CVD pathogenesis progresses more rapidly in people living with HIV (PLWHIV). GPs are in well placed to identify risk of CVD early in PLWHIV, and are able to identify opportunities for timely management.

This program aims to help GPs identify the cohort of HIV patients with steadily increasing CVD risk who may be ‘’slipping through the cracks”, and improve recognition, vigilance and best-practice intervention.

Using a person-centred approach to the management of HIV and CVD risk, the program will detail the current HIV-specific CVD treatment algorithms, and detail evidence-based treatment options that are most suited for this patient population.


This educational activity was developed by MDBriefCase, with funding and support from Gilead.

Faculty

Dr Mark Bloch, S100 GP, Sydney

Associate Professor Cameron Holloway, Cardiologist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Learning objectives

On completion of this program, GPs will be better able to:

  • Recognise cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a common comorbidity in people living with HIV (PLWHIV)
  • Implement an evidence-based approach to review care of PLWHIV, with a focus on assessing their CVD risk
  • Describe how CVD risk may influence prescribing for PLWHIV
  • Systematically identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches that reduce the risk of CVD for PLWHIV

Accreditation

This 1.5 hour interactive online learning activity is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for 3 points.

Activity no. 246299

Members are able to claim CPD activity points for 3 points through 'Quick log' on their RACGP CPD Dashboard.

HIV s100 prescribers are also able to claim 1 HIV CPD point through completion of this program, then updating their myASHM CPD account.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 3
Duration: 1.5 hrs

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