Published Date: 03/07/2022
Expiration Date: 12/15/2024
This course will review Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) and its characteristic features in patients with HIV, identify patients with HIV who are increased risk of developing IRIS after starting antiretroviral therapy, determine the optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy in patients with HIV and different opportunistic infections and understand the role of corticosteroids in the prevention and treatment of certain types of IRIS.
James Brust, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases physician at Montefiore Medical Center. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University and completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Columbia University Medical Center.
He has been Montefiore/Einstein since 2008, where he attends on the Infectious Diseases consult service and sees patients in the HIV clinic--The Center for Positive Living. He conducts clinical global health research in South Africa with a focus on tuberculosis and TB/HIV co-infection. Since 2012, he has been a member of the New York State AIDS Institute’s Medical Care Criteria Committee which publishes guidelines on the management of HIV-infected adults, and he currently chairs the TB section of the NIH-CDC-IDSA’s Guidelines for the Management of Opportunistic Infections.