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Special Populations Tailored for Lipid Management: Focus on Persons Living With HIV

  • Authors: Harold E. Bays, MD; Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/30/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 7/30/2021, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care providers, and diabetologists and endocrinologists, nurses and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians regarding the differences between statins, and to improve their ability to choose the most appropriate statin in older patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Special considerations for managing lipids with statin therapy in persons living with HIV
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Use of statins in geriatric patients living with HIV


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  • Harold E. Bays, MD

    Medical Director
    Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center
    Louisville, Kentucky


    Disclosure: Harold E. Bays, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amarin; Amgen; Esperion; Matinas; Regeneron; Sanofi
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Esperion
    Received grants for clinical research from: Acasti, Akcea, Alere, Allergan, Alon Medtech/Epitomee, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Meyers Squibb, ChromaDex, Civi, Dr. Reddy, Lilly, Esperion, Evidera, Gan & Lee, GlaxoSmithKline , Home Access, iSpecimen, Ionis, Janssen, Johnson and Johnson, LIB Therapeutics, MedImmune, Merck, Nektar, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Omthera, Pfizer, Qualigen, Regeneron, Sanofi, Selecta, Takeda, The Medicines Company, TIMI, and Urovant

  • Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
    Department of Medicine
    The Warren Alpert Medical School
    Brown University
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island


    Disclosure: Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Other: Site PI for industry-sponsored contracted research by Akcea; Amgen; Esperion


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    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships

  • Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh

    Senior Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Special Populations Tailored for Lipid Management: Focus on Persons Living With HIV

Authors: Harold E. Bays, MD; Karen E. Aspry, MD, MSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/30/2020

Valid for credit through: 7/30/2021, 11:59 PM EST


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