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The AETC Capitol Region Telehealth "Power Podcast" series allows you to listen to experts in the field from your computer or mobile device. Designed for the busy professional, you can learn about cultural competence in the treatment of HIV/AIDS from your office or "On-The-Go."

Initial Management of the Patient Living with HIV, Part III

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About this Podcast. In this podcast, Dr. Hogan discusses the goals of early treatment, tools to use during this period, tips for improving adherence, the use of CD4 cell levels, HIV RNA levels, testing for drug resistance, assessment and monitoring studies, the rationale and recommendations for ART, benefits and concerns of early therapy, and current ARV medications.

About the Speaker. John W. Hogan, M.D. is a graduate of Brandeis University.  He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine with a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Diseases at Howard University Hospital.  He is currently employed by Unity Healthcare, where he works at Upper Cardoza Community Health Center, The Phoenix Health Center, and the D.C. jail. Dr. Hogan provides primary care medicine and is a HIV specialist at those three facilities.  He serves a diverse patient population from cultures around the world.

Dr. Hogan is also the Medical Director for RAP Inc, which is the oldest residential substance abuse treatment program in the Washington metropolitan area.  Dr. Hogan is well known in the Washington metropolitan medical community and serves on several local and national medical committees. He has served as expert clinical faculty for Howard University’s National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center for over six years. He has trained scores of Caribbean clinicians and continues to provide primary care to Caribbean national in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Full Podcast: For On-The-Go

Download: entire podcast to listen on-the-go | all slides (PPT) with notes to review when you're in your office


Podcast Sections: For Focused Review

In the Introduction (01:41) Marjorie Douglas-Johnson introduces Dr. John W. Hogan. The following learning objectives are presented.

After completing this session participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the goals of HIV treatment
  • Understand when resistance testing should be performed
  • Discuss the potential benefits and concerns for early treatment initiation

In Part I: Content Development and Training (22:21) Dr. Hogan discusses the goals of early treatment, tools to use during this period, tips for improving adherence, the use of CD4 cell levels, HIV RNA levels, testing for drug resistance, assessment and monitoring studies, the rationale and recommendations for ART, benefits and concerns of early therapy, and current ARV medications. Slides are presented below for you to review while listening.

In Part II: Case Studies (05:26) Dr. Hogan presents a case study and interacts with the audience in discussing how to handle the cases. Slides are presented below for you to review while listening.

 


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