Case Studies in Managing Metabolic Issues in People with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release Date: October 13, 2021
Expiration Date: October 13, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hour


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

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  • Participants must view the activity description, including disclosures, and watch the video.
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Inexpensive and Easy HIV Team Interventions for Modifiable CVD Risks:
  • Share free resources such as YouTube channels for beginner yoga programs and exercise apps for mobile phones
  • Teach patients who desire weight loss calorie counting and how to read food labels
  • Help patients set up their step counters or smart watch to track activity and set goals for increasing minutes per week
  • Refer to structured smoking cessation programs such as your state’s free “Quitline”
  • Refer to Registered Dietitian (if available) for meal planning sessions and weight loss programs
  • Encourage friendly competition among the clinical teams based on patient progress toward healthy goals and reward patients with low-cost gifts or “swag”