Clinical Management of HIV in Adults in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy - CMEZ233

Clinical Management of HIV in Adults in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

by Christine Ann Balt, DNP, FNP-BC, AACRN
(4.5 / 238 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Between 2011 and 2015, there was a 5% decline in the number of new HIV infections annually, with an estimated 38,500 new infections in 2015. Of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV, almost 15% are unaware of their infection. Newer drugs with fewer adverse effects and more convenient dosing schedules have enabled even more patients to participate in and adhere to these more effective regimens. New combinations of effective therapies, however, contribute to the clinician’s arduous task of prescribing antiretroviral medications and educating patients about these therapies. The various combinations and the multitude of possible drug interactions — both between active antiretroviral therapy medications and any medications used to treat comorbid conditions — contribute to the complexity of care for the patient with HIV. This module provides information about HIV infection and treatment.


The goal of this program is to familiarize healthcare providers with all classes of antiretroviral medications and how active antiretroviral therapy has affected morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe how the prophylaxis of key opportunistic infections and the use of antiretroviral agents introduced since 1996 have affected the trajectory and outcomes of HIV disease treatment
  • Discuss two categories of patients with HIV who continue to be at risk for opportunistic infections and for progression to AIDS
  • List at least four classes of current antiretroviral medications and possible adverse effects patients may experience when taking these medications.

Christine A Balt, DNP, FNP-BC, AACRN has disclosed she has received speaking fees from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.

Accreditation Information
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/12/2022

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Jefrey S - Norwich, CT  ·  Jul 11, 2019
great review on important clinical topic
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Gregory A - Birmingham, AL  ·  Jul 09, 2019
Excellent summary of acute and chronic HIV.
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Ateeq H - Sylvania, OH  ·  Jul 01, 2019
great course and I liked the format of the course. Easy to read and educational and informative.
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Darren W - Phoenix, AZ  ·  May 31, 2019
I have not treated HIV patients for quite some time, and found the course provided a refresher of previously known information, as well as an introduction to new therapies and treatment approaches.
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ivan j - sun city, FL  ·  Apr 16, 2019
I enjoyed reviewing this CE course, the course was easy understood and easy to follow, i would recommend this CE course to my colleagues and friends
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Price: $15.00
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