Considerations in the Management of HIV in Older Adults
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION In 2014, people aged 50 and older accounted for 45% (428,724) of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States. In 2015, people …
In 2014, people aged 50 and older accounted for 45% (428,724) of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States. In 2015, people aged 50 and over accounted for 17% of the estimated 39,513 HIV diagnoses in the US. As more people are infected, diagnosed and begin life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment, the number of people living with and aging with HIV continues to increase. Preventing and managing co-morbid chronic conditions of this aging population is challenging but within the scope of primary care. Module 3 of HealthHIV’s HIV Primary Care Training and Certificate Program is designed to provide primary care providers and staff a sound overview of best practices regarding the management of HIV and HCV coinfection and HIV and Aging. This activity will present an older man with a history of HIV infection, type 2 diabetes, and other comorbidities who presents with pain in his legs when walking.As a learner, you will have the opportunity to assess his clinical situation, using the initial chart information provided, and request additional information to determine the key issues in this case. Clinical experts will also weigh in on this scenario for comparison.
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:Identify common comorbidities in older adults with HIVDescribe the potential impact of long-term antiretroviral therapy on cardiometabolic risk and other comorbiditiesDesign a strategy to manage both antiretroviral therapy and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with HIVImplement evidence-based methods to encourage smoking cessation in patients with HIV
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