Healthy Aging with HIV in the Context of COVID-19

Giovanni Guaraldi, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgical, Medical, Dental and Morphological Sciences
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy



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About the Presenter:Top of page

Dr Giovanni Guaraldi is an Associate Professor of Infectious disease at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). In 2000 he started a liver and kidney transplant program for people with HIV infection at the multi-visceral transplant center at Policlinico of Modena. Since 2002 he runs a Metabolic Clinic for HIV infection. This tertiary level referral center offers a multidisciplinary team consultant service where more than 4500 people have been followed up. He is a panel member of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) guidelines on prevention and management of HIV associated co-morbidities. Dr. Guaraldi has published widely (over 450 papers) on various clinical aspects of HIV and COVID-19 treatment and care.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
1. Be introduced to the principles of HIV geriatric medicine and understand that healthy aging is the ultimate goal of HIV management.
2 .Learn how to assess biological age with frailty and recognize the changing clinical pattern of people aging with HIV versus people who acquired HIV at an older age.
3. Appreciate, in the context of COVID pandemic, different models of HIV care in older adults, in PLWH experiencing frailty transition and in elderly frail individuals.
4. Understand antiretroviral therapy management within the framework of polypharmacy deprescribing strategies.

CME Information:Top of page


This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for February 23, 2022, as a live activity.  This activity will also be available as an enduring activity from February 24, 2022, through February 22, 2025.

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.

Accreditation Statement:Top of page


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies 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 the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement:Top of page

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Statement:Top of page

Policies and standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education 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 F. Braun, DO (Course Director) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

- Dr. William M. Valenti (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

- Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 24 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Grant Recipient from Gilead, ViiV, Merck, and Janssen; Honorarium Recipient from Gilead, ViiV, Merck, and Janssen; Speaker Participant for Gilead, ViiV, Merck, and Janssen. Dr. Guaraldi 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.

Financial Support:Top of page

This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; Merck & Co.; and ViiV Healthcare

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