The HIV and Aging Consensus Project is proud to announce the availability of free online CME/CE based upon the learnings from the report Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. Originally released in 2011 and updated in 2016, the report has emerged as the premier resource for managing HIV in older adults. Housed on HIV-Age.org, the go-to online site for clinicians seeking best practices for managing the care of older people living with HIV, each chapter of the report provides CME/CE credit for a maximum total of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as ACPE credit. The CME/CE activity will be available until November 30, 2017.
Over half of all people infected with HIV in this country are now over the age of 50 and almost one-fifth of new infections occur in this population. Aging with HIV along with the other diseases that occur more commonly in older patients (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis) is increasingly complex to manage.
Mr. Wander is a 61-year-old gentleman with past stroke without sequelae, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection not on treatment, HIV diagnosed at age 37 on efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine, who presents to the emergency room stating “a man who takes care of horses” gave him a pill which made him ill. He denies other specific complaints or symptoms. He reports that he takes “approximately 4 medications daily” but is unable to elaborate the name, dosage and timing of any of his medications. His last CD4 is 170 cells/mm3 and his viral load is undetectable. He has prior meningoencephalitis due to toxoplasmosis.
Ms. Fracture is a 50-year-old woman with past intravenous drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from tobacco abuse, HIV well-controlled on ART who presents to your clinic to establish care. Her current medications include prednisone 10 mg daily, methadone 100 mg daily, ritonavir, atazanavir, tenofovir and emtricitabine daily. Her last CD4 count is 200 cells/mm3, and her viral load is undetectable.
Download this newly-published booklet describing some common health problems older adults with HIV may face. Since many of them cannot be cured at present, this booklet focuses on how to manage them successfully so you can age well. Each chapter includes an overview of the condition, how you can manage it in partnership with your doctor, and what you can do on your own.
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