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HIV Learning Network: HIV and the Nervous System
January 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for the next HIV Learning Network session on January 12 @ Noon (Pacific): HIV and the Nervous System, by Guy Vandenberg, MSW, ACRN, Faculty, HIV Learning Network, Pacific AETC
Description: As opportunistic infections (OIs) have become less common with the advancement of HIV antiretroviral therapy, providers may have less exposure to patients presenting neurological disorders associated with advanced HIV infection. In this session, Guy Vandenberg will review which opportunistic infections can affect the nervous system, particularly for those aging with HIV. In addtion, he will review why initiation of HIV antiretroviral treatment for patients with HIV and OIs that affect the central nervous system requires a different approach.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- List the presenting signs and symptoms of at least 2 opportunistic infectious that affect the nervous system
- Perform a 5-minute neurological exam
- Describe at least two issues affecting the nervous system of people living with HIV as they age
- Explain why initiating HIV treatment for in patients with an OI of the CNS requires a different approach.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses may receive continuing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.
HIV Learning Network offers free CME for participants attending sessions, pending completion of the post-session evaluation.