Coronary Heart Disease Risk in HIV: Clinical Research and Clinical Implications

Sara E. Dolan Looby, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Looby is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Principal Investigator in the Program of Nutritional Metabolism, and a Nurse Scientist at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at MGH. Dr. Looby’s program of research is focused on cardiometabolic and bone health among individuals aging with HIV, particularly women. She also has conducted studies related to menopause symptoms, and cardiovascular disease in relation to reproductive aging. Dr. Looby has received funding from the NIH, Harvard Center for AIDS Research and the Harvard Catalyst, in addition to philanthropic funding from the Connell Family. She has numerous publications and has presented her research both nationally and internationally. Dr. Looby is also a dedicated volunteer health educator at a number of HIV/AIDS community organizations throughout Massachusetts, and has presented widely to community health providers and persons living with HIV. She has received many awards for her dedication to community service among individuals with HIV.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand epidemiologic data comparing cardiovascular disease risk in populations with and without HIV.
  • Appreciate mechanisms of heightened cardiovascular disease risk in HIV, including sex-specific mechanisms of risk, which have been elucidated through clinical physiology studies.
  • Recognize, in clinical practice, cardiovascular disease risk factors among people living with HIV.
  • Learn about the REPRIEVE trial, testing a potential strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in HIV, and the REPRIEVE Follow YOUR Heart Campaign for women living with HIV.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on August 9, 2016 and will terminate August 8, 2019.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Looby (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Looby submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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