State of the ART: Updates in HIV Management

July 29, 2021

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a rapidly evolving area, and the availability of new clinical data and therapeutic options pose challenges in the management of persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Medication errors related to ART and/or opportunistic infections further pose challenges when patients are admitted to the inpatient setting, which can lead to treatment failure, drug resistance, and toxicities.

This activity will provide pharmacists with updates in HIV management, including screening recommendations, laboratory evaluations, drug interactions, new antiretroviral medications, and opportunistic infections.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

1. List appropriate screening guidelines for patients with HIV.

2. Interpret laboratory and other relevant diagnostic test results related to HIV infection.

3. Assess pharmacotherapeutic plans and drug-drug interactions for inpatients with HIV.

4. Design appropriate regimens for common opportunistic infections.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
07/29/2021
Course expires: 
08/29/2021
Event starts: 
07/29/2021 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
07/29/2021 - 5:45pm

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a rapidly evolving area, and the availability of new clinical data and therapeutic options pose challenges in the management of persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Medication errors related to ART and/or opportunistic infections further pose challenges when patients are admitted to the inpatient setting, which can lead to treatment failure, drug resistance, and toxicities.

This activity will provide pharmacists with updates in HIV management, including screening recommendations, laboratory evaluations, drug interactions, new antiretroviral medications, and opportunistic infections.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harisburg, PA
United States

Rose Kohinke, PharmD

Katherine Mersinger, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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