Highlights from the 23rd International AIDS Conference: AIDS 2020

W. David Hardy, MD, AAHIVS
Scientific and Medical Consultant
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



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About the Presenter:Top of page

Dr. W. David Hardy is a scientific and medical consultant and holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, US. He served as Senior Director of Research at Whitman-Walker Health (Washington, DC) overseeing NIH-funded ACTG trials and HIV Cohort studies and industry-sponsored trials from 2015-2018. From 2002 to 2013 he served as Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Hardy also served as chief medical officer for Calimmune (2013-2015), a small California-based biotechnology company, funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), using gene-modified CD4+ T cells and hematopoietic stem cells as a potential cure for HIV infection. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and completed his residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Early in the AIDS epidemic, he completed a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases/immunology and clinical research at the UCLA School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Michael Gottlieb, the physician who recognised and reported the first cases of AIDS. He also completed a laboratory fellowship in molecular retrovirology with Irvin Chen, PhD at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA focusing on development of retroviral vector delivery of gene therapy and vaccine applications. Dr. Hardy has cared for persons with HIV infection since 1982 and conducted research on HIV and related diseases since 1984. His research has focused on treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections, antiretroviral therapy, immunotherapies, hepatitis treatments as well as retroviral vector research, cellular and gene therapy as strategies for cure of HIV infection. Dr Hardy currently serves as Immediate Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) as well as Chair of the Education Committee of the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM). He has served as editor-in-chief of AAHIVM’s comprehensive clinical textbook, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine for the HIV Specialist published in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2017 and 2019. Dr Hardy serves as Associate Editor for HIV Research and Clinical Practice. He has volunteered with several community-based organisations, including AIDS Research Alliance, the Alliance for Housing and Healing, Being Alive-Empowering People with HIV/AIDS, Project Angel Food and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:

  • Discuss new clinically relevant advances in antiretroviral therapy and prevention strategies for HIV.
  • Recognize emerging metabolic effects associated with antiretrovirals used for treatment and prevention of HIV.
  • Consider the interface between the co-occurring HIV and COVID-19 pandemics.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity has approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for August 19, 2020 as a live activity.  This activity will also be available as an enduring activity from August 20, 2020, through August 19, 2023. 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.

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. W. David Hardy (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Advisory boards of Gilead, Merck, and ViiV. Dr. Hardy 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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