Rapid, same-day antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is a promising option for improving linkage to HIV care, decreasing time to viral suppression, and improving long-term viral suppression. Shorter time to viral suppression is associated with improved short- and long-term outcomes for people living with HIV, and benefits the community by decreasing the period in which the individual has transmittable virus. Implementation of same-day ART requires an ongoing emphasis on the importance of viral suppression for HIV prevention, as well as technical and logistical assistance for its implementation. Through the proposed HIV Experts & Evidence™ rapid-ART initiative’s dissemination of key clinical data in support of early viral suppression and treatment as prevention, along with expert guidance on real-world use of appropriately selected rapid ART protocols, HIV-care providers will be better prepared to fully assume their roles and responsibilities in ending the HIV epidemic. And, beyond individual clinician education, the initiative’s small-group meeting format will launch local discussion and collaboration in identifying and addressing barriers to rapid ART implementation at the provider and community levels.
Getting to Zero: Ending the HIV Epidemic
Treatment as Prevention (TasP)
Rapid ART Initiation
Addressing Barriers to Rapid Start
This activity is intended for infectious-diseases clinicians and other HIV treaters, as well as primary care providers and other community stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Achieve viral suppression quickly after HIV diagnosis to optimize long-term patient outcomes and reduce the risk of HIV transmission
- Select appropriate regimens for same-day ART or expedited ART based on current efficacy and safety data
- Implement strategies designed to overcome barriers to the provision of rapid ART to patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live series for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-18-170-L02-P)
This is a knowledge-based activity.
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