Case Studies in the Care of the Aging Patient with HIV
– A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release Date: December 18, 2019
Expiration Date: December 18, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hours

Jointly Provided by

Support for this activity has been made possible through
educational grants from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.

Activity Description
Over half of the persons living with HIV in the United States are over the age of 50 and it is projected that within a few years that number will grow to over 60%. Many front-line providers are unequipped with the clinical skills to care for this aging cohort who, in addition to HIV, have other comorbidities associated with aging.

Using case studies and didactics, this free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will provide members of the care team with tools and resources which have a geriatric focus that will help them to provide better management for this group.

Learning Objectives
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to

  • Describe potential complications associated with long-term HIV infection
  • Identify drug interactions between antiretroviral drugs and other drugs commonly used by older patients
  • Implement team-based strategies for helping older individuals with HIV stay healthy and remain engaged in HIV care.

Activity Faculty

Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Laurie L. Dozier, Jr., MD Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. Appelbaum is an internist, geriatrician, and an HIV expert. He is active regionally and nationally with the American Academy HIV Medicine, where is on the national board of directors and serves as vice-chair. He has served on the national steering committee for the Group on Diversity and Inclusion of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He serves on the board of directors of HealthHIV, a national organization supporting advocacy, education, capacity building and research for individuals, organizations and communities. He has spoken on or been member of panels on topics such as health issues in the older LGBT patient, HIV and Aging and LGBT curriculum in undergraduate medical education. He served as the co-principle investigator for the HIV and Aging Consensus Project and is the co-medical editor for the HIV-Age.org site. He currently holds the Laurie L. Dozier, Jr., MD Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM), where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences.  Dr. Appelbaum is on the faculty of the FSU-Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Appelbaum earned his MD at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Prior to relocating to Florida, he held positions at Fenway Community Health and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His interests focus on LGBT health disparities and aging and HIV.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hours (0.5 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours).
California: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16993 for 1.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of CME, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 18, 2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the HIV care team, including physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who are in practice but are newer to HIV medicine or who are in training. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Disclosure Statement
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures are as follows:

Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
: Advisory Boards: Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare

Planning Committee
Sharon Lee, MD
, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Edward Moylan, RPh, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, Lead Nurse Planner, American Academy of CME, Inc.: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy or ACTHIV Institute. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

This activity will discuss off-label information.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There are no fees to participate in the activity.  Participants must review the CME/CE information, including disclosures, and view the activity. To receive CME/CE credit for your participation, please follow the directions at the conclusion of the program and complete the program evaluation. Your certificate will be distributed immediately.

© 2019. This CME/CE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME and ACTHIV. Through this notice, the Academy and ACTHIV grant permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).