Rajesh T. Gandhi is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been actively involved in HIV care and research since 1996. Dr. Gandhi is the site leader of the Massachusetts General Hospital AIDS Clinical Research Site in the Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) and a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV-1 Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group. He is also the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core. Dr. Gandhi is the editor of Partners ID Images, an educational infectious diseases website, and organizer of the HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) program, which is an internet-based educational conference series for physicians caring for HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal Watch Infectious Diseases and Contributing Editor to Journal Watch HIV/AIDS Clinical Care. He is a scientific member of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. His research interests include clinical trials of immune-based therapies for HIV, HIV reservoirs, and HIV/viral hepatitis coinfections.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Know how to evaluate antiretroviral treatment options for initial therapy.
- Be able to weigh different medication and patient characteristics that inform a treatment decision.
- Judge upcoming improvements to antiretroviral therapy.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on October 13, 2015 and will terminate October 12, 2018.
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.
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.
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. Gandhi (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Educational Grants from Gilead, Roche, and EBSCO. Dr. Gandhi will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit his slides in advance for adequate peer review.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.
To obtain CME credit for this and other PRN programs, please visit the PRN Courses page
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.