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Multidimensional Challenge of COVID-19: Including COVID-19 and HIV

Multidimensional Challenge of COVID-19: Including COVID-19 and HIV
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Original Release Date: 11/11/2020
Termination Date: 11/10/2023
Review Date: 4/19/2021
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Describe the major clinical manifestations of COVID-19.
  2. List considerations in treating a person with COVID-19.
  3. Summarize current understanding of COVID-19 in people with HIV.
Presenter
  • Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education Clinical Research Site leader, AIDS Clinical Trials Group Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Harvard Medical School
Presenter Bio
Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD
Dr. Gandhi is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Gandhi is site leader of the MGH AIDS Clinical Research Site in the Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) and vice-chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV-1 Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group. He is also the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core. Dr. Gandhi is the editor of Partners ID Images, an educational infectious diseases website, and organizer of the HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) program, an internet-based educational conference series for physicians caring for HIV patients in resource-limited settings. His research interests include clinical trials of immune-based therapies for HIV, HIV reservoirs, and HIV/viral hepatitis coinfections.
Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit on November 11, 2020 and will terminate November 10, 2023.


The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.

 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 the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement 

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.  

  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. William M. Valenti (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Dr. Rajesh T. Gandhi (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Scientific advisory board with Merck. Dr. Gandhi will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit his slides in advance for adequate peer review.   

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics (a division of Janssen Products, LP), Merck & Co., and ViiV Healthcare.

Details: 

  • This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length. 
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. 
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
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