HIV Management in Primary Care

October 27, 2018 | 8:30 am - 1 pm

Alagia Auditorium, St. Agnes Hospital | Baltimore, MD

Cost: Free


This program is co-sponsored by The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), The Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program (MMPP), and Health Information Designs, LLC.


  • Provide an update on the pharmacologic long-term management of HIV based on updated guidelines and practice trends
  • Provide an update on the current and future availability of pharmacologic agents in the treatment of HIV
  • Provide review of medication safety issues and consequences in the treatment of HIV
  • Provide an overview of concomitant mental health issues that impact the HIV population


HIV Treatment in 2018 (Devang Patel, MD)

  • Recall current US guidelines for the treatment of HIV infection
  • Recognize situations where certain ART regimens may be more beneficial than others
  • Explain the rationale behind the ART regimens currently recommended for treatment of HIV infection


Antiretroviral Pipeline Update: (Neha Pandit, PharmD)

  • Review new ARV classes currently under investigation
  • Discuss new ARV formulations under investigation
  • Assess the role of new ARV classes, medications and formulations in the HIV infected population


Antiretrovirals:  Medication Errors and Medication Safety (Mary Banoub, PharmD)

  • Review common antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication errors, including those related to dosage, drug interactions, and regimen selection
  • Identify factors contributing to ART medication errors
  • Recognize consequences of ART medication errors
  • Recommend potential interventions to reduce ART medication errors


Psychiatric Aspects of HIV Care: Assessing and Addressing a Wide Range of Problems (Charles Robinson, MD)

  • Identify the 3 broad categories of mental health problems in people with HIV
  • Develop a basic strategy for sequencing interventions to deal with substance use disorders and depression or anxiety
  • Identify which mental health problems may reasonably be addressed by primary HIV providers, and which require referral
  • Know the principal classes of antidepressants used in people with HIV, fundamental criteria for choosing among them, and how to begin treatment
  • Identify prescription and OTC drugs with significant abuse potential in addition to opioids and benzodiazepines

CME Accreditation Statement:

St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. is accredited by the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland (MedChi) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation:

St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of (4) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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