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Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute HIV: A Stitch in Time?

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute HIV: A Stitch in Time?
Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute HIV: A Stitch in Time?
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Resource ID: CM337
Original Presentation: 2/11/2014
Web Posting: 8/4/2014
  • Rajesh Gandhi, MD
    Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education
    Massachusetts General Hospital
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
  1. Recognize the best approach to diagnosing acute HIV, including a new testing algorithm.
  2. Understand the evidence supporting treatment of acute HIV, including its impact on HIV reservoirs and immune activation.
  3. Identify the benefits of diagnosis and treatment of acute HIV for prevention of new infections.
Presenter Bio
Rajesh Gandhi, MD
Raj Gandhi is the site leader of the Massachusetts General Hospital AIDS Clinical Research Site in the Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) and a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV-1 Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group. He is also the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core. Dr. Gandhi is the editor of Partners ID Images, an educational infectious diseases website, and organizer of the HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) program, which is an internet-based educational conference series for physicians caring for HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal Watch Infectious Diseases and Contributing Editor to Journal Watch HIV/AIDS Clinical Care. He is a scientific member of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. His research interests include clinical trials of immune-based therapies for HIV, HIV reservoirs, and HIV/viral hepatitis coinfections.
Continuing Education Credit (The CE accreditation for this course has expired - this section is only for your information)

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on February 11, 2014 and will terminate February, 2017.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. If failed you need to watch the presentation again and retake the quiz.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity. 

  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Gandhi (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Educational Grants Recipient from Abbott, Janssen, and ViiV; writer for UpToDate. Dr. Gandhi supported his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review.

Financial Support

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

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