The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shift in employees working from home, increased reliance on telehealth and remote work technologies, and massive employee turnover rates. With the vaccine rollout well underway and organizations preparing to return to in-person visits, the MAAETC wants to use this opportunity to educate new employees and re-educate those who were inundated with COVID-19 information. This webinar is a part of a 5-webinar series that will focus on the core tenets of HIV treatment.
Session 3: HIV Treatment and Adherencewill focus on the initial assessment, treatment guidelines, clinical tests, and U=U.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Identify the elements of an initial assessment for a patient newly diagnosed with HIV.
Discuss the most up-to-date HIV care guidelines for adults and adolescents.
Discuss CD4 counts and viral load and how it relates to the patient’s care.
Describe U=U and how adherence to medication can help patients keep their viral load below detectable levels.
Deborah McMahon, MD
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Nursing: The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This event is eligible for 1.5 credit hours.
Certificate of Attendance: Continuing Education credits issued for participation in CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of their state licensing board(s).
The staff and faculty involved with the planning of today’s event do not have any conflicts of interest to disclose. The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The representations and opinions expressed in this presentation are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views or policies of MA AETC, the University of Pittsburgh, or its funding agencies.
The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
Antiretroviral treatment adherence, including viral load suppression
HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
HIV monitoring and lab tests (i.e. CD4 ad viral load)