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Lifting the Load of Comorbidities in Women Living With HIV: Raising Awareness and Optimizing Care

  • Authors: Yvonne Gilleece, MBBCh, BAO FRCP ; Laura Waters, MD, FRCP; Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MMed (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Research ethics), MBE
  • CPD Released: 3/22/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 3/22/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US HIV/infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, and obstetricians and gynecologists.

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness around stigma and other barriers, specifically focusing on women living with HIV (WLWH) to improve and optimize their screening and care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Comorbidities in ageing WLWH
    • Impact of stigma on the management of comorbidities in ageing WLWH
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Utilizing best practices in the management of ageing WLWH


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

  • Yvonne Gilleece, MBBCh, BAO FRCP

    Honorary Clinical Professor and Consultant in HIV Medicine & Sexual Health
    Brighton & Sussex Medical School and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
    Brighton, United Kingdom  

    Disclosures

    Independent contractor for: ViiV Healthcare
    Grants for clinical research from: ViiV Healthcare
    Advisor or consultant for: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; ViiV Healthcare

  • Laura Waters, MD, FRCP

    Consultant Physician, Sexual Health & HIV
    HIV Lead
    Central and North West London NHS Trust
    Honorary Consultant
    University College Hospital
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Grants for clinical research from: Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; ViiV Healthcare
    Advisor or consultant for: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; ViiV Healthcare
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; ViiV Healthcare

  • Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MMed (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Research ethics), MBE

    Research Professor, Global Health
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington, United States
    Senior Principal Clinical Research Scientist
    Co-Director Research Care Training Program (RCTP)
    Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Disclosures

    Advisor or consultant for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; ViiV Healthcare
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Editor

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

     Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Lifting the Load of Comorbidities in Women Living With HIV: Raising Awareness and Optimizing Care

Authors: Yvonne Gilleece, MBBCh, BAO FRCP ; Laura Waters, MD, FRCP; Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MMed (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, PGD (Research ethics), MBEFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 3/22/2022

Valid for credit through: 3/22/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness around stigma and other barriers, specifically focusing on women living with HIV (WLWH) to improve and optimize their screening and care.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.