The Multidisciplinary Assessment and Management of CVD Risk in HIV Infection

Sponsored by The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).

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

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Release date: October 9, 2017

Valid through: October 9, 2018

Specialty: Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Family/General Practice

Topic: HIV Infection

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes

Target Audience

This activity is designed for cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians interested in the management of patients with HIV-related cardiovascular disease.

Program Overview

HIV-infected individuals have an increased risk of CVD. Research has identified characteristics of HIV infection itself that influence CVD risks, yet their precise roles and potential as therapeutic targets are unclear. Initiation of ART and management of traditional CVD risk factors are paramount to reducing risk, but additional strategies are needed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss CVD risks in HIV-patients and the importance of early initiation of ART
  • Apply available CVD risk screening tools to HIV-positive patients
  • Outline the role of the multidisciplinary care team in the assessment and management of CVD risks in HIV-infected patients

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.


Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Director, HIV Cardiology Clinic
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA

E. Turner Overton, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, UAB 1917 HIV Clinic
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Disclosures

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in a CME/CE activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this CME/CE activity.

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC
  • Grants/Research Support: Pfizer.
  • Honoraria Recipient: Gilead Sciences.
Turner Overton, MD
  • Consultant: Merck & Company
  • Research Support: Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare

ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pre-test, view the online activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the post-test. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: None


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This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.