A Test and Teach Online Activity

Assess and expand your knowledge and skills regarding HIV treatment in this engaging, test and teach activity.

Earn CME/CNE Credits and ABIM MOC Points


With over 25 approved antiretroviral medications available in the U.S., clinicians are faced with multiple excellent options for initial treatment of an HIV-infected patient. Choosing between these options should be guided by specific characteristics of the patient (e.g. presence or absence of drug resistance, comorbidities, HLA-B5701 status), particular features of the regimen (drug-drug interactions, dosing frequency, food requirements), and patient preferences. Thus, antiretroviral therapy in 2016 is not one-size-fits-all; rather, therapy should be individualized and personalized.

In this interactive, test and teach activity, we will:

-Review considerations involved in choosing an antiretroviral regimen for initial therapy,
-Evaluate options for switching therapy when a patient is experiencing side effects or drug-drug interactions, and
-Review best practices for monitoring HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy.

Our goal is that at the end of this program, you will be better able to assess how best to optimize therapy for your HIV-infected patients.

How It Works:

1.      Once registered, look for an email from ACTHIV and American Academy of CME <qbot@qstream.com> with your first set of 2 activity questions

2.      Answer questions anytime via e-mail, web, or Qstream mobile app over the course of 6-8 weeks

3.      Get immediate feedback on your response

4.      Once you complete all of the questions, you will receive an e-mail with a link to complete the activity evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive your CME/CNE credit(s).

Jointly Provided by: American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV

Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Nurses, Physician Assistants. Other healthcare professionals may also participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

1.         Individualize initial antiretroviral therapy for a person with HIV infection based upon patient preferences and comorbidities.

2.         Evaluate options for switching therapy when patient is experiencing side effects or drug-drug interactions.

3.         Adopt best practices for monitoring HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy.

Release date: October 15, 2016

Expiration date: October 15, 2017
Accreditation and Credit Designation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Academy of CME, Inc., (Academy) and ACTHIV. American Academy of CME, Inc., is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurses

American Academy of CME, Inc, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 2.0 contact hours (2.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours)

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Your points will be automatically submitted to the ABIM on your behalf; please allow 6-8 weeks for your points to display on the ABIM website.


If you intend to claim MOC points for your participation, you will need to provide your unique, six-digit ABIM ID Number either during registration or when completing your evaluation. Physicians who do not know their ABIM ID can look it up on ABIM’s website https://www.abim.org/online/findcand.aspx.

Conflict of Interest Statement

According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.

Disclosures are as follows:


Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), discloses the following relevant relationships: Grant Recipient/Research Support: EBSCO[P1] , Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare


Asa E. Radix, MD, MPH, Director of Research and Education, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York: No relevant disclosures to make.

Sharon Lee, MD, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV, discloses the following relationships: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare


John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD (Lead Nurse Planner), Paul Miniter, MS (American Academy of CME, Inc.): No relevant disclosures to make.
Method of Participation

1.       Register to participate

2.       Look for an email from ACTHIV and American Academy of CME <qbot@qstream.com> with your first set of 2 activity questions

3.       Click on “Answer” to view the full question

4.       Submit your answer and review the feedback for each question

5.       Watch your email for the next set of questions

6.       Retire questions (n=15) by answering each question correctly two consecutive times. You must retire 80% of questions to complete the activity.

7.       Once you have retired all activity questions, follow instructions to complete the evaluation and print your CME/CNE certificate.

8.       If you intend to claim MOC points, you will need to provide your unique, six-digit ABIM ID Number. See above section on MOC.
For any questions, please contact: CEServices@academycme.org

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The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy, ACTHIV, or or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Off-Label Statement

There is no discussion of off-label indications in this material.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Access: Broadband Connection

Browser: Google Chrome 31+; Internet Explorer 8.0+ ; Safari 7.1+; Firefox 4.0+

- Note: Javascript/Cookies enabled

E-mail systems (WEB): Gmail; Hotmail; Outlook.com; Yahoo!; Yahoo! (Classic)

E-mail systems (MOBILE): Android 4+; Android Gmail 2.3+; iOS 5+ (iPhone, iPad)

E-mail systems (DESKTOP): Windows Mail; Mac Mail; Outlook 2007; Outlook 2010; Outlook 2013; Thunderbird 13; Windows Mail



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© 2016. This CME/CNE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME and ACTHIV. Through this notice, the Academy and ACTHIV grant permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).

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Please watch for an email in the next 48 hours from ACTHIV and the Academy by qbot@qstream.com with your first set of 2 activity questions.