Immune Activation in the Pathogenesis of HIV Infection: Causes and Consequences

Netanya Sandler Utay, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
UTHealth, McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Netanya Sandler Utay was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She completed her B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University in 1998. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, during which time she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholar. At the NIH, she became interested in the study of host-pathogens interactions, focusing on mediators of fibrosis in a mouse model of schistosomiasis. After completing medical school, she ventured to the University of Washington for residency in internal medicine and then returned to the NIH for infectious diseases fellowship. During her fellowship, Dr. Utay investigated the causes and consequences of inflammation in HIV infection. She joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in February 2013, where she continued her research, before moving to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She maintains a busy outpatient HIV clinic, chairs several clinical studies locally, and oversees a laboratory focused on the causes and consequences of inflammation in acute and chronic infections with HIV. In addition, Dr. Utay serves as vice-chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group End Organ Disease and Inflammation Transformative Science Group and helps oversee all studies related to end organ disease and inflammation within the ACTG.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Appreciate the role that immune activation in acute and chronic HIV infection plays in establishing and perpetuating infection.
  • Know the drivers of immune activation in acute and chronic HIV infection.
  • Understand the consequences of immune activation in chronic HIV infection.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on February 13, 2018 and will terminate February 12, 2021.

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. Netanya Utay (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Utay 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: Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; 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 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.

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