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Quarterly Brief (October - December, 2018):<br /> A Current Expert Analysis on Important HIV Clinical Decisions

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Author: Practice Point Admin/Sunday, December 9, 2018/Categories: HIV

Article TypeMini Module
FacultyPaul Sax, MD and Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Credit TypeAMA, ANCC and ACPE
Release DateJanuary 16, 2019
Expiration DateDecember 31, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete0.5 Hours
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This Quarterly Brief will discuss the latest HIV management data from Q4, 2018.

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This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat/manage patients with HIV.


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    • Review all modules associated with this course.
    • Successfully complete the post-test ( accuracy).
    • Complete the CME/CE evaluation.
    • The estimated time to complete this activity is hour.
    • Upon successful completion, your CME/CNE certificate will be emailed to you. CPE credit will be submitted to Rush University Medical Center and posted to CPE Monitor.


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    Mary Grantner
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    Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
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    Paul Sax, MD
    Research grant from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GSK/ViiV Healthcare, Merck & Co.
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    Consultant to: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GSK/ViiV Healthcare, Janssen, Merck & Co.
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    Beth-Anne M. Christopher, MS, RN, CNL (Independent Reviewer)
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    Greg Huhn, MD (Course Director)
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    Member of Speaker’s Bureau: None
    Consultant to: Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics, Theratechnologies, ViiV Healthcare
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    Supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

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    Activity Summary
    New frontiers for HIV therapy continue to be explored, as underscored by the clinical development and use of new agents, changing regimen strategies and development of long-acting novel agents. This expanding era of simplified and effective HIV therapy presents physicians with many new opportunities and challenges for providing care. To deliver state-of-the-art HIV prevention and care, healthcare providers must stay informed regularly of new clinical data and treatment recommendations in HIV.

    These educational Quarterly Briefs will discuss changing guidelines, evolving treatment options, and side-effect considerations in the management of patients with HIV as well as an update on HIV prevention.
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    Faculty Chair
    Paul Sax, MD Paul Sax, MD
    Clinical Director
    Division of Infectious Diseases
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Guest Faculty
    Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
    Professor of Medicine
    Medical Director of Ward 86 HIV Clinic
    University of California, San Francisco
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    AskTheExpert Expiration for new questions (MM/DD/YY)03/15/2019
    AskTheExpert Previous QA Expiration (MM/DD/YY)03/15/2020
    Therapeutic Category
    • HIV
    Activity Type
    • Enduring
    • Audio
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