Fractures are likely to be a major source of morbidity for people aging with HIV. While fall prevention is essential, switching regimens might be recommended as well. Learn from Dr. Todd Brown about the current screening and treatment guidelines in patients with high fracture risk. Reflecting on examples from the US and other healthcare systems, learn from Dr. Sarah Schmalzle about models of comprehensive geriatric assessments in HIV clinics, requirements and challenges when setting up models of care, and finally, how those can apply to your HIV clinic.
Exemplary cases from the Golden Compass Program presented by Dr. Meredith Greene showcase the management of common challenges that older PLWH are facing, including falls, polypharmacy, as well as loneliness, and isolation.
After following this eLearning activity, you will be able to:
- Comprehend multifactorial etiology of bone loss in people living with HIV, and outline guidelines for screening and treatment;
- Outline approaches to integrate geriatrics principles and assessments into HIV care;
- Describe key considerations for the management of older people living with HIV, with a focus on falls, polypharmacy, loneliness, and isolation.
To obtain your certificate, you have complete all three modules, passed the relevant assessments and answered the evaluation survey.
Module 1 | Keeping Bones Healthy in Aging PLWH
Module 2 | Integrating Geriatric Assessments into HIV Care
Module 3 | Cases from the UCSF Golden Compass Program
Duration: approximately 20 minutes per module
You can enhance your learning experience by:
- adding notes to the video modules;
- consulting the accompanying presentation slides;
- sharing your questions and observations with other learners in the discussion board; and
- referring to further literature and other materials provided to you by our experts.
The program is aimed at clinicians from various specialties who occasionally treat HIV patients, such as primary care physicians, family doctors, OBGYN, transgender healthcare clinicians, adolescent medicine professionals, and preventive medicine professionals, as well as public health workers and researchers engaged in HIV related disciplines at varying degrees