The Sordid Affair between CMV and HIV

Sara Gianella Weibel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
University of California San Diego, CA

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Sara Gianella Weibel is a specialist in infectious diseases and a researcher in the area of translational virology, molecular biology and immunology. Her main research focus gravitates around the study of HIV-1 at different levels. Current research ranges from investigating HIV transmission dynamics in the male genital tract and interactions with co-infecting viruses, especially Cytomegalovirus, to characterizing the establishment of the latent viral reservoir during primary HIV infection, and investigating clinical complications related to persistent immune activation. Her work also involves bioinformatics to characterize viral evolution during and after HIV transmission and viral dynamics between anatomic compartments.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand the epidemiological overlap between HIV and cytomegalovirus and why this might be important.
  • Realize that asymptomatic CMV replication is frequent in HIV-infected subjects, and discuss what this might mean clinically.
  • Appreciate ingenious strategies developed by CMV to escape host immune responses allowing lifelong infection.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on November 10, 2015 and will terminate November 9, 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.
  • 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. Gianella Weibel (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Gianella-Weibel will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit her 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: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, 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 Video Channel 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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