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This activity is supported by
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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes
HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
(AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure
of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic
infections and cancers to thrive. HIV infects vital cells in the
human immune system such as helper T cells, macrophages, and
dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells
through a number of specific mechanisms. When CD4+ T cell numbers
decline below a critical level, cell-mediated immunity is lost, and
the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic
infections. The CDC estimates that 1,218,400 persons in the United
States aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection.
Additionally, an estimated 15,815 people died from HIV and AIDS in
2022. Fortunately for patients with HIV, several new therapies have
become available over the past year, including long-acting
injectable therapies for both treatment and PrEP and options for
heavily treatment-experienced (HTE) patients. With so many new
options entering the treatment paradigm, it is critical that medical
directors, practicing physicians, nurses and other healthcare
professionals are updated on these emerging options and guidelines
and strategies for implementing them into the treatment paradigm and
individualizing therapy, which will ultimately improve clinical and
Upon completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Explain the clinical and economic
burden of HIV as well as current challenges and barriers in the
optimization of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Differentiate new and emerging
options for HIV PrEP based on the latest evidence for their
efficacy, safety, and adherence potential
Apply clinical trial data to
identify appropriate patient populations for new and emerging
long-acting PrEP regimens
Evaluate the role of long-acting
injectable therapy in HIV management and review which patients
would benefit from long-acting ART or PrEP
Implement strategies to optimize
patient-centered HIV prevention services and education on
benefits/risks, dosing and administration, and adherence to PrEP
Align managed care decisions with
evolving guidelines and evidence for PrEP use among patients
with varying ages, comorbidities, concomitant medications, and
Timothy Wilkin, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible
Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Dr. Wilkin has served as a consultant for Merck and ViiV Healthcare.
He has received grant/research support from Merck. All relevant
conflicts of interest have been mitigated.
Planning Committee Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships
with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationship with an
ineligible company to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationship with an
ineligible company to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationship
with an ineligible company to disclose.
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