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.
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)
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the level of risk for suicide and determine how best to intervene.
- Understand the prevalence of, and which groups are at high-risk for suicide in Canada.
- Build trust with your patient and gain the confidence needed to have a conversation with a patient about suicide.
- Understand some of the tools and resources available to support the identification of the risk of suicide among your patients, and how to better offer that follow-up support.
- Understand the responsibility of a family physician when addressing the concern of suicide and how to have conversations about suicide with patients.