This activity is intended for infectious disease and HIV specialists engaged in the care of patients with HIV.
Aging patients with HIV face a high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), even with viral suppression. Reducing CVD risk requires setting goals for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and may require lipid-lowering therapies such as statins. Of course, drug-drug interactions between statins and antiretroviral therapy (ART), as well as risk inherent to certain antiretrovirals, should be considered when selecting a treatment regimen. Dr. Rick Elion and Dr. Priscilla Hsue discuss optimal LDL-C goals in patients with HIV, ART regimens that may be associated with CVD risk, tailoring lipid-lowering therapies, and the potential use of imaging in patients at risk for CVD.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better prepared to:
- Employ strategies to manage commonly occurring comorbidities alongside regular HIV management
Richard A. Elion, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University, School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Maurice Eliaser Jr MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Cardiology
UCSF at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
PACE requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial relationships they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare 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:
Richard A. Elion, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Other: Work with Trio Health doing research funded by multiple companies
Priscilla Hsue, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.
The PACE 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.
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and Integritas Communications. PACE 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 healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Education
PACE designates this enduring activity 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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
CME Questions – PACE Contact Information
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Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer System Requirements
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)