The Evolving Landscape of HIV Treatment - Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Duration

1 hr

Profession

Physician

Specialist

Allied Health

# of Credits

1.0

Accreditation

ASHM

Expiry Date

2020-07-14

Comorbidities usually occur earlier and more commonly in patients with chronic HIV infection. Management guidelines are therefore increasingly recommending regular screening for these conditions in patients with chronic HIV. Screening and treatment for common comorbidities are usually no different than for HIV-negative individuals, although special factors may need to be considered in the HIV-positive group.

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David Baker
MBChB, Dip Med (Sexual Health)
Senior Lecturer, Notre Dame University, NSW
Director East Sydney Doctors, Darlinghurst, NSW
Medical Advisor to Australasian Society for HIV,
Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)),

Professor Andrew Carr
MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA
Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales,
Director, HIV Immunology and Infectious Diseases Unit
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Professor Don Smith
MB ChB, FAChSHM, FRCP (London, UK)
Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales,
Senior Staff Specialist, Albion Centre, Sydney NSW)

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

  1. Explain the current guidelines including the evidence for safe prescribing of current recommended regimens in the treatment of HIV
  2. Recognise treated HIV as a chronic disease and consider its impact on the management of comorbidities, frailty and the aging patient
  3. Discuss the ways in which recommended regimens help mitigate these issues
  4. Consider optimal treatment choices, including both older and newer treatment regimens, emphasising the importance of timely treatment and dispelling fears when counselling patients


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