HIV Waiting Room: Well-informed, HIV treatment-experienced patient looking for ways to simplify his regimen

Infectious Diseases
HIV Waiting Room: Well-informed, HIV treatment-experienced patient looking for ways to simplify his regimen
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
December 18, 2019
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Infectious Disease and HIV-specialist Physicians

Relevant Terms:

HIV, Sexual health, MSM, HIV and aging, Single tablet, Switching strategies

Carlos Del Rio, MD

Emory Vaccine Center
Professor and Chair
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory Center for AIDS Research
Atlanta, Georgia

Carlos Del Rio, MD is Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is Director for Clinical Sciences and International Research of the Emory CFAR and Director of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program. 

Dr. Del Rio is a native of Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996.  He was also a member of the Program Coordinating Board of UNAIDS (1995 -97). 

Since joining the faculty at Emory in 1996 he has served in many leadership roles including Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial Hospital (2001 – 2009) and Executive Director of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center (2004 – 2006). 

Dr. Del Rio is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Society-USA, the HIVMA of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the IDSA. He is a member of the DHHS Panel for Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents and member of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration. He is Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and member of the editorial board of Journal of AIDS, Women, Children and HIV, and Global Public Health. Dr. Del Rio has been a member of four Institute of Medicine Committees on HIV/AIDS issues (The Ryan White Care Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation; Methodological Issus on HIV Prevention Trials; HIV Social Security Disability Criteria, and Data Systems for Monitoring HIV Care). Dr. Del Rio has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters and over 200 scientific papers.

Richard A. Elion, MD, MA

Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University, School of Medicine
Senior Policy Advisor, Trio Health
Director, HIV/HCV Clinical and Research Program
Washington Health Institute
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a board certified family medicine physician who graduated from Temple University and completed his residency at Duke Medical Center. In addition to his medical degree, he has a Masters Degree in Counseling & Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Dr. Elion is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University, School of Medicine, a Senior Policy Advisor at Trio Health, and Director of the HIV/HCV Clinical and Research Program at the Washington Health Institute, all in Washington, DC. He was formally the Director of Clinical Research at Whitman Walker Health and has pioneered the use of prevention activities and education for primary care in high risk HIV prevalence areas. Dr. Elion also develops educational programs globally and is an accomplished educator and clinician.
1. Utilize HIV-switching strategies that offer simplified dosing and/or improved tolerability for long-term outcomes in patients stable on their current regimens

HIV Waiting Room: Test Your Skills in Managing These Patients – Well-informed, HIV treatment-experienced patient looking for updates on switching regimens and emerging approaches to treatment


Launch Date: December 18, 2019
Expiration Date: December 18, 2020


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

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


Target Audience

This activity is intended for infectious disease and HIV specialist physicians and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with HIV infection


Statement of Need/Program Overview

Patients with HIV will frequently switch regimens due to virologic failure, comorbidities, or desire for simplification. A treatment-experienced patient has different needs than a patient initiating treatment, including antiretroviral (ART) history and existing comorbidities that may be exacerbated by their current ART. Currently, there are many options for switching ART regimens, both within and between classes. This case-based interactive activity focuses on a treatment-experienced, knowledgeable patient who has developed comorbidities due to his current ART regimen, creating a clinical scenario addressing reasons for switching treatment, within- and between-class options, 2-drug regimens, and factors to consider when selecting a new ART regimen.


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.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physician Credit Designation

Global designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the posttest and program evaluation. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 80% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 80%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest.


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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner 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 spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:


Carlos Del Rio, MD

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Merck & Co., Inc. (Consultant/Scientific input); Grant/Research Support: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAIDS) – Grant to my institution (Emory Center for AIDS Research), National Institutes of Health (NIH)/BNIAID – Grant to my institution (Emory HIV Clinical Trials Unit)


Richard A. Elion, MD, MA

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Grant/Research Support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Speaker’s Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Other/Royalty (Describe): Works with Trio Health, Inc., who receives grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited


The following planners and managers reported neither they nor their spouses/life partners have financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:


Lindsay Borvansky; Andrea Funk; Liddy Knight; Ashley Cann; Gena Dolson, MS; Stacey JP Ulman, MHS; Jim Kappler, PhD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global and Integritas do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

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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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