Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

49% of people living with HIV are over age 50, with one-third of people living with HIV older than 55.

The aging LGBTQ population requires special consideration. In addition to the “normal” stresses of aging, such as social isolation, older LGBTQ people face the dual threat of ageism and stigma. As clinicians, we need to understand this population in order to better treat them. Watch the on-demand CME/CEU video to learn how we can STOP (Screen, Treat, Overcome, Prevent) HIV.

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Topics covered:

  • Should you screen your senior patients for HIV?
  • What is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and who needs it?
  • Special circumstances when treating older adults with HIV including stigma, comorbid conditions, and pharmacotherapy.
  • Pros and cons of switching virally suppressed patients to regimens with lower side effect profiles and simpler dosing.
  • Having judgement-free conversations with LGBTQ patients.

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Maile Karris, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Dr. Maile Karris is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician who has been caring for persons living with HIV since 2004. She cares for a variety of persons living with HIV but has a special interest in the successful aging of persons living with HIV.

Dr. Karris is also an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health and Geriatrics & Gerontology and participates in clinical and translational HIV research at the AntiViral Research Center and through the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR). She also currently serves as the Associate Director of the CFAR Clinical Investigation Core and the Owen Clinic Research Director. Through these roles, Dr. Karris fosters the performance of clinical and translational HIV research by assisting with study design, study implementation, participant recruitment, the research regulatory processes, and data safety monitoring.

Currently, her research interests stem from the “bedside-to-bench”, in that she pursues research questions that directly respond to the day-to-day needs of the people she cares for. Examples of Dr. Karris’ current research interests include novel approaches to managing chronic pain in older adults living with HIV and the development of novel approaches to caring for older adults living with HIV with a focus on loneliness and stigma.

Patrick Kenney, DO
Infectious Disease Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Dr. Patrick Kenney is an infectious disease specialist in Weston, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Florida. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice 9 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French, Italian, and Spanish. He specializes in HIV/AIDS medicine, healthcare associated infections, transplant/immunocompromised states, and international health, travel & tropical and is experienced in sexually transmitted infections.

Jeff Taylor
Executive Director
HIV + Aging Research Project - Palm Springs (HARP-PS)
Palm Springs, CA

HIV+ for 35 years, Jeff has served as a community advisory to many research groups—beginning with the UCSD AntiViral Research Center Community Advisory Board (CAB), now called, the Community Scientific Subcommittee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group.

He continues to serve on the NCI's AIDS Malignancy Consortium as a community representative to their Steering Committee, HPV Working Group, and the ANCHOR Study; DHHS AntiRetroviral Guidelines Panel, the Community Advisory Board for the CARE Collaboratory, the Gladstone amfAR Cure Institute CAB, the CROI Program Committee; and on the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition's Drug Development Committee--which meets regularly with pharmaceutical and Food and Drug Administration on HIV drug development issues.

Locally, Jeff produces a monthly treatment education series on HIV treatment issues for HIV patients & providers, and is the executive director of the HIV+ Aging Research Project-Palm Springs that conducts patient-centered, community-based research on aging & HIV.


Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians involved in the care of patients with HIV or at risk for HIV.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Identify patients who should be screened for HIV at appropriate intervals.
  • Assess eligibility for PrEP among patients seen in your practice.
  • Assess factors associated with the aging population, such as social stigma and polypharmacy, that may complicate HIV treatment or warrant special considerations.
  • Evaluate data concerning safety and efficacy of switching virally suppressed patients to medications with lower risk of side effects or drug interactions or those with simpler dosing/administration requirements.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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.

Please note, MOC credit is reported on a monthly basis.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

To claim and receive MOC credits, learners must email and provide:

  • ABIM ID number
  • first and last name
  • degree and specialty
  • DOB (month and day)
  • activity completion date

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Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Nursing Education

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Media: Internet


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty / Presenter Reported Financial Relationship

Maile Karris, MD

  • Contacted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Patrick Kenney, DO

  • No financial relationships to disclose

Jeff Taylor

  • No financial relationships to disclose

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The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The IJHN Nurse Planner has nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Launch: April 6, 2021
Expiration: April 5, 2022

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  • You could save your life and your partner’s
  • Make it a priority to request an HIV test at your next appointment


  • Learn about safer sex practices
  • Better safe than sorry — PrEP may prevent HIV
  • If you’re unsure, ask your health care provider


  • Newer medications are easier to take and may be better over the long run
  • Ask your health care provider about switching to a medication regimen that is easier to take with fewer side effects
  • Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.