HIV in Women Module 3

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP; Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for HIV specialists engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

Program Description

Women with HIV require care outside of traditional HIV management, particularly concerning pregnancy and contraceptives. Clinicians require updates on new data and guidelines about appropriate antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens during pregnancy as well as strategies for multidisciplinary care. Dr. Chloe Orkin and Dr. Sharon Walmsley discuss a patient who is virally suppressed and would like to conceive. They discuss ART regimens, viral monitoring, collaboration with an obstetrician/gynecologist, intra- and postpartum care, breastfeeding, and contraceptives.

Educational Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Optimize ART regimens and clinical practice to address needs of specific patient populations, such as women with HIV, transgender patients, or patients with substance use disorder


Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP
Consultant Physician and Lead for HIV Research
Professor of HIV Medicine
Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
Director, SHARE Collaborative
Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion SMD
President, Medical Women’s Federation
London, United Kingdom

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of Clinical Research
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto Hospital, University Health Network
University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Co-Chair of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The Integritas Communications planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Instructions to Receive Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by PIM and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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credit amount 0.25

credit type CME/CE

release 11/01/2021

expiration 11/01/2022

type Webcast Series