EM2106G "Improving the HIV Care Continuum in 2021"

The purpose of this session is to provide an update on current HIV trends in epidemiology and discuss how the HIV care continuum framework informs individual patient care and gaps in care for populations living with HIV.

The presentation will start with a discussion of the demographic and behavioral characteristics of those who are newly diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. and Texas. Then a review of the HIV care continuum will be presented as well as an overview of various initiatives done at the federal and local levels that use this framework to work towards ending the HIV epidemic. Finally, an overview of routine HIV testing programs and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy at Parkland will be provided.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe which sex, race, and age groups are most represented in the new diagnoses of HIV in the U.S.
  • Describe the steps in the HIV Care Continuum.
  • Define who should be screened for HIV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Describe the benefits of rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV for individuals as well as communities.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Jeremy Chow, M.D.Jeremy Chow, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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