HIV and COVID-19: A Clinical Compendium on a Pandemic Within a Pandemic

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The treatment landscape for prevention and management of patients with HIV continues to expand and provides patients with the option for novel therapies ranging from robust single-tablet regimens to 2-drug treatments, and now, long-acting agents. Despite extensive progress in prevention and management of HIV, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the delivery of many advances. Although the pandemic paved the way for the rapid adoption of telehealth, it further highlighted disparities among those living with HIV. Four case studies are discussed in this activity by Drs. Badowski and Gandhi that provide insight on challenges encountered in everyday clinical practice. Their discussion highlights recent clinical advances in the use of antiretroviral therapy and preexposure prophylaxis, the role of telehealth in HIV services, and approaches to overcome health disparities. Join Drs. Badowski and Gandhi for this active dialogue to partake in a practice-based update on treatment and prevention services for patients with HIV in the era of COVID-19.

Course Credit:

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Dates:

Opens: 2022-03-31
Closes: 2023-03-31

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for a national audience of HIV specialists, infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for persons living with HIV.

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Content Planners

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Kam A. Newman, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All of the financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

    Presenting Faculty

  • Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    College of Pharmacy
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief
    Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine
    Director, UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
    Medical Director, “Ward 86” HIV Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco, California

Learning Objectives

  • List the challenges in accessing HIV care in the face of the concurrent COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adherence to HIV treatment
  • Identify opportunities to reduce health disparities for patients living with HIV by improving HIV care delivery
  • Develop individualized HIV care plans for patients living with HIV that reduce disruptions to care, while optimizing newer treatment strategies

Faculty Disclosures

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

No relationships to disclose.

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

No relationships to disclose.