Session Details
 DV9156 - That's HIV? Acute Presentations of HIV and its Complications
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
$0     CME 
Location: 402
With advances in screening and increased uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis, rates of new HIV infections are beginning to come down. Nonetheless, many patients still present to hospitals and clinics with late stage serious and sometimes fatal complications of undiagnosed longstanding HIV that could have been prevented with diagnosis and linkage to care. Estimates of late diagnosis (i.e. HIV and AIDS diagnosed concurrently) are as high as 47.4percent in some metropolitan areas. Risk factors for late diagnosis can include uninsured status, Hispanic ethnicity, stigma, concerns about immigration status, and older age. As such, it is imperative providers remain vigilant for signs of late infection. In addition, patients with acute HIV infection are presenting to primary care where the diagnosis is missed. The lecture will use an interactive, case-based approach to elucidate the symptoms and signs that should put HIV on a differential diagnosis.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
• Given a patient case, apply current guidelines for HIV screening
• Recognize the symptoms and signs of HIV in both its initial and late stage presentation
• Given a patient case, describe the appropriate work-up and management of late complications of HIV


CME Track(s):
INFD - Infectious Disease/HIV
PREV - Preventive Medicine
DIVR - Disparities/Diversity