Rapid Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment (RIA)

Antonio E. Urbina, MD
Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine
Medical Director, Institute for Advanced Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York



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About the Presenter:Top of page

Dr. Antonio E. Urbina is the Medical Director for the Mt. Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine Downtown clinic in New York City. Dr. Urbina is a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as Medical Director for the Clinical Education Initiative of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) AIDS Institute. Since completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, Dr. Urbina has pioneered innovative educational programming for community-based clinics, hospitals, and public health departments. He has directed more than 10 HIV clinical trials research protocols and serves on the NYS DOH AIDS Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Urbina served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and from 2014 to 2015 served on Governor Cuomo’s Task Force to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
1. Understand the evidence that supports the need for early diagnosis and linkage to care of people with HIV infection.
2 .Know how to identify safe and efficacious rapid ART regimens based on known patient characteristics, as well as regimens to avoid.
3. Be able to address treatment barriers to providing rapid ART to all patients in HIV care.

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. Antonio E. Urbina (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: Consultant to Janssen; Sponsored Research from Gilead; Scientific Advisory Panelist for ViiV, Merck, and Gilead. Dr. Urbina 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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