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Best of ACTHIV : HIV Treatment Basics

Best of ACTHIV : HIV Treatment Basics
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ACTHIV
Original Release Date: 9/15/2019
Review Date: 9/15/2019
Presenter
  • Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS
    Gene Stollerman Professor of Medicine and Chief
    Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University, Chicago
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Describe the rationale for HIV treatment in all PLWH.
  2. Describe the principles of ART initiation including laboratory evaluation and drug classes.
  3. Review emerging concepts such as rapid ART initiation and two-drug ART.
Presenter Bio
Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS

Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. He received his MBBS from Nigeria’s University of Ibadan College of Medicine, he trained at the University of Massachusetts Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Taiwo went on to complete subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine before joining the faculty. He won the John Carey Young Investigator Award in 2009 in recognition of his contributions to research on HIV resistance and management of co-infections. His expertise in novel therapies and the implementation of clinical research in resource-limited settings serve a critical function in ACTG leadership. As chair of multiple ACTG protocols and committees, he has contributed to important advancements in HIV research and clinical care.

Continuing Education Credit (The CE accreditation for this course has expired - this section is only for your information)

The enduring material is jointly provided by Beaumont Health, American Academy of CME, Inc., and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV).

The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miama, FL. The Conference was supported by the Clinical Education Initiative, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute. The conference and this web archive were supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP; Merck & Co., and ViiV HealthCare.

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Windows Requirements: • Operating system: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later, Mozilla Firefox 2.5 or later • Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection • Flash: Adobe Flash Player 9 or later
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Copyright 2019. American Academy of CME, Inc., Beaumont Health, and American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.

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