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Managing the HIV-Infected Adult Patient in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME, Pharmacology CME and HIV CME)

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  • Approximately 80% of new HIV transmissions were from persons who did not yet know they had HIV or were not receiving regular care.1
  • Following HIV infection, 75%-90% of patients experience acute illness (acute retroviral syndrome or seroconversion) with typical viral syndromes, which may lead them to seek ED treatment.
  • The CDC recommends routine non–risk-based opt-out HIV screening for all patients aged 13 to 64 who present to healthcare settings where the undiagnosed prevalence is ≥0.1%.8
  • First-line ED testing for HIV is the fourth-generation test that detects HIV antibodies and p24 antigens; these can often identify infection within 2 weeks of exposure.
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Authors

Fereshteh Sani, MD; John J. Faragon, PharmD; Daniel J. Egan, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP; Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD

Publication Date

July 1, 2021

CME Expiration Date

July 1, 2024

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME, 4 Pharmacology CME and 4 HIV CME credits

Pub Med ID: 34196515

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