Case Studies in HIV Testing and Treatment of Seniors:
A STEP-HIV Initiative

No Longer Available For Credit
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hour

Jointly Provided by

Support for this activity has been made possible through
an educational grant from Gilead Sciences 

Clinical Gap and Educational Need
Over 50% of PLWH in the US are over age 50 and this is projected to increase to 60% by the end of the decade. Almost 20% of new HIV infections occur in this demographic yearly. Many of these patients are seen by healthcare professionals on a regular basis yet this population is often overlooked when considering testing for HIV. This module will review current guidelines and good standards of care around evaluation, testing, and treating the older person who might be living with or at risk for HIV.

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

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

  • Apply the guidelines for HIV testing in older persons
  • Implement team-based prevention strategies for older persons
  • Discuss treatment options for newly diagnosed older PLWH

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 the chair of the board of directors of the American Academy HIV Medicine. 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 LGBTQ+ patient, HIV and Aging and LGBTQ+ 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 www.HIV-Age.org.. 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 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 LGBTQ+ 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 and 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 November 20, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other members of the care team will receive a certificate of 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

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Edward Moylan, RPh, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

This activity will discuss off-label information.

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.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CME/CE credit for your participation, please complete the post-assessment and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.

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