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Rapid Start ART — A New Model for HIV Care

Rapid Start ART — A New Model for HIV Care
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The rapid initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy can help patients become virally suppressed faster. Here’s how you implement this protocol?

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    When encountering a patient who has newly diagnosed HIV, primary care clinicians typically refer the patient for specialist care. However, these patients don’t always initiate treatment in a timely manner and are at risk for transmitting the virus.

    Fortunately, the rapid initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy on the day of diagnosis or shortly thereafter may help these patients become virally suppressed more quickly than waiting to see a specialist, and to help clinicians who need guidance on how to rapidly initiate antiretroviral therapy, Drs. Isolde Butler and Charlene Flash offer their expertise.

  • Providership Statement

    This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

  • Grant Support Statement

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

  • Target Audience

    The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care clinicians, infectious diseases specialists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, and other clinicians involved in the screening or treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Statement of Need

    When encountering a patient who has newly diagnosed HIV, primary care clinicians typically refer the patient for specialist care. These patients do not always initiate treatment in a timely manner, and are at risk for transmitting the virus. A recent approach to rapid initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy on the day of diagnosis or shortly thereafter may help these patients become virally suppressed more quickly than waiting to see a specialist.1,2 Clinicians need guidance on how to rapidly initiate antiretroviral therapy.

    References

    1. US Department of Health and Human Services. Guidelines for Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents With HIV. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/lvguidelines/adultandadolescentgl.pdf. Last updated July 19, 2019.
    2. Saag MS, et al. Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection in Adults: 2018 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society-USA Panel. JAMA. 2018;320(4):379-396.
  • Educational Objective

    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    • •Advocate for use of a Rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) protocol for patients with newly diagnosed HIV.
  • Faculty

    Isolde Butler, MD, MPH
    Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Physician
    CrescentCare
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH
    Associate Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Community Health
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas

  • Physician Accreditation Statement

    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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • Physician Credit Designation

    Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Nursing Continuing Education

    Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This educational activity for 0.25 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Term of Offering

    This activity was released on September 30, 2019 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 30, 2020.

  • Global Contact Information

    For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

  • Instructions to Receive Credit

    In order to receive credit, participants must complete the preassessment questions, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the posttest and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the posttest. You will receive a digital copy of your credit certificate at the conclusion of the activity.

  • System Requirements

  • Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

    There is no fee for this educational activity.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

    The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

    Name of Faculty or Presenter

    Reported Financial Relationship

    Isolde Butler, MD, MPH

    Nothing to disclose

    Charlene A. Flash, MD, MPH

    Nothing to disclose


    The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

    Name of Planner or Manager

    Reported Financial Relationship

    Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN

    Nothing to disclose

    Lindsay Borvansky

    Nothing to disclose

    Andrea Funk

    Nothing to disclose

    Liddy Knight

    Nothing to disclose

    Ashley Cann

    Nothing to disclose

    Jim Kappler, PhD

    Nothing to disclose

    Julia Munio

    Nothing to disclose

     

  • Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

    The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

  • Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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