A Clinical Compendium on HIV Treatment Selection: Real Cases, Real Challenges, Real Solutions

Released On
December 6, 2021

Expires On
December 6, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Infectious Disease

AIDS/HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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This activity is provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences.

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of HIV specialists, infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for persons living with HIV.

Program Overview

In this activity, Drs. Melissa Badowski and James Sosman will review 4 case studies inspired by real-world challenges encountered in routine clinical practice. Their discussions delve into recent clinical advances in the use of antiretroviral therapies (ART) as well as the mitigation and management of adverse events. Join Drs. Badowski and Sosman for this lively discussion to engage in a clinical practice-focused update on the treatment of persons living with HIV (PLWH).

Content Areas

  • ART regimens and risk factors associated with weight gain
  • Cardiometabolic implications of ART-related weight gain
  • ART during pregnancy
  • Optimizing ART adherence
  • Shared decision making
  • ART and drug-drug interactions
  • Modifying regimens for genotypic resistance

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the impact of weight gain on the health outcomes of persons living with HIV (PLWH)
  • Detail the latest data on treatment-related adverse events associated with antiretroviral therapies (ART) for treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced patients
  • Employ strategies to lower the risk for ART-associated adverse events in PLWH, especially those at risk for suboptimal health outcomes
  • Create individualized HIV treatment strategies for PLWH based on patient- and treatment-specific factors



Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Associate Professor
Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois


James M. Sosman, MD, AAHIVS

Medical Director, Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Program & MATEC-WI
Chief, General Internal Medicine Research
Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin


Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.5 contact hours, including 1.5 pharmacology hours, may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in accredited education activities are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP
James M. Sosman, MD, AAHIVS

Additional content planners
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Jessica Martin, PhD (medical writer)
Kam Newman, MD (peer reviewer)
Amber Lea Lambert, MSN, FNP-C, DNP (nurse reviewer)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.


The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Contact Information

For help or questions about this activity please contact Continuing Education: ce@annenberg.net