The HIV Patient Management Simulator

Highly effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV from a rapidly deteriorating condition to a complex, chronic condition, with individuals now expecting to love a normal lifespan. With longer survival, patients will be exposed to antiretroviral agents for decades. Therefore, maximizing the safety and tolerability of therapies, as well as preventing resistance is a high priority. Significant progress has been made toward simplified, single-tablet regimens, optimizing the long-term safety and tolerability of therapy. Despite these advances, clinicians face challenges when selecting and maintaining therapy. In this interactive activity, expert faculty will use a case-based approach to discuss various aspects of HIV management, including optimal starting regimens for treatment-naive patients, as well as the role of switching therapy in treatment experienced patients. They also will integrate updated guideline recommendations and evidence from recent clinical trials to identify best practices in the management of HIV.
Educational Partner: Vindico Medical Education
Simulation-services provided by: Syandus
Endorsed by: American Academy of HIV Medicine

Medium: Online Simulation

Commerical Support: This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease physicians, family physicians, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Implement initial HIV treatment strategies that reflect important patient characteristics, including age, medical work-up, comorbidities, and potential DDls in accordance with evidence-based treatment guidelines;
  • Review the impact of proper adherence to HIV therapy in preventing the emergence of resistance and optimizing treatment response;
  • Use simplified HIV treatment regimens that reflect patient preference and optimize adherence in both the intiial and post-failure settings;
  • Examin the resistance profiles available and emerhin HIV treatment regimens;
  • Identify virally-suppressed patients who may benefit from alteration to their HIV treatmen;
  • Utilize knowledge of effective HIV switching therapies and NRTI-sparing regimens when altering therapy in virally-suppressed patients.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
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Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, CA
Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director, DC Dept of Health STD Research Program
Washington, DC
  Renslow Sherer, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Chicago, IL
Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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