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Case Studies in HIV Resistance Testing and Treatment " Experienced Patients

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Overview / Abstract:

Educational Need:
Through a series of patient cases, participants will explore the complexities of managing HIV infection in patients who have been treated with multiple different HIV regimens. Participants will engage in real-life case studies that will provide valuable insight into the intricacies of HIV treatment and resistance testing. Our faculty educators will discuss commonly encountered challenges faced by the care team and their treatment-experienced patients with HIV and offer real-life strategies and evidence-based recommendations to improve outcomes.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:
-Define HIV resistance and its clinical implications

-Explore the mechanisms underlying the development of HIV drug resistance
-List common mutations in the following classes of antiretrovirals: NRTIs, NNRTIs, PIs, and INSTIs

-Explain the importance of HIV genotypic and phenotypic resistance testing and how results inform treatment decisions and regimen selection

-Discuss evidence-based approaches to antiretrovirals in treatment-experienced patients

-Explain the importance of multidisciplinary care teams in improving treatment outcomes


Nov 21, 2024


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME



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American Academy of CME, Inc

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, is a Clinical Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy and Infectious Diseases Specialist and an American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacist Specialist. She cares for individuals in custody throughout the State of Illinois through an interdisciplinary HIV telemedicine clinic with the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Additionally, she practices at an outpatient infectious diseases clinic at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Her current research focuses on treatment and prevention of HIV, development of adverse effects and resistance, and the role of telemedicine in the management of HIV.

Mahesh C Patel, MD, is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Dr. Patel has been working in Infectious Diseases since 2001. He has been caring for persons with HIV (PWH) for ~ 22 years. He also has a background in basic, translational, and clinical HIV research. His primary clinical roles involve caring for PWH and Hepatitis C in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) in an interdisciplinary HIV telemedicine clinic as well as the hospital care of patients with transplant-associated infectious diseases.

In addition, he is extensively involved in the teaching of microbiology and infectious diseases at the medical school level. He also speaks regularly to new HIV clinicians through the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC). His current research involves implementation of the National HIV Curriculum (NHC) in colleges of medicine throughout the country as well as the role of telemedicine in the management of PWH.

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

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

Keywords / Search Terms

American Academy of CME HIV Resistance antiretrovirals: NRTIs, NNRTIs, PIs, and INSTIs Free CE CME

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