19 Sep AAHIVM Updates Free Online CME/CE Focusing on Optimal Treatment for Older People Living with HIV
Washington, D.C. – The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention, today released newly updated medical education focused on the optimal care of older people living with HIV. The content, housed on the Academy’s HIV-Age.org site, provides free continuing education (CE) credit for a maximum total of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as ACCME and ACPE credits.This current CE activity will be available until March 30, 2020.
The content follows the report Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV, which was originally released by AAHIVM, ACRIA and the American Geriatric Society (AGS)in 2011 and updated in 2016. The report was created to address the growing number of older adults living with HIV. For instance, in major metropolitan areas of the US, more than half of all those living with HIV are age 50 and older.
“Given the demographics of the epidemic, it is imperative that we continue to supply HIV care providers with relevant, up-to-date clinical information on managing the treatment of their older patient base,” stated Bruce J. Packett II, executive director of AAHIVM. “The fact that people are living longer with HIV is a testament to the extraordinary advances in research and development we’ve experienced over the past three decades. However, this longevity also presents clinical challenges, especially as it relates to managing multiple comorbidities.”
The majority of the chapters of the report have associated CE. The following chapters have been recently updated:
- Immunizations in HIV and Aging
- The Kidney in HIV and Aging
- Hypertension in HIV and Aging
- Substance Abuse Disorders
The CE activity was jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (www.pimed.com) and AAHIVM, in collaboration with ACRIA and AGS.
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