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HIV-ASSIST for Primary Care Providers: Applying an HIV Care Decision-making Tool in Primary Care


Learn how HIV-ASSIST can help you make evidence-based ART decisions in primary care. Hear expert faculty walk you through how to use this easy tool in first-line and switch case studies.

Released: April 11, 2023



Carolyn Chu

Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Chief Medical Officer
American Academy of HIV Medicine
Chief Clinical Officer
National Clinician Consultation Center

Sonya Krishnan

Sonya Krishnan, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc., and ViiV Healthcare.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

ViiV Healthcare



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Target Audience

This program is intended for both physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates/physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for persons with HIV infection. The content is particularly designed for nonspecialists in settings where they provide HIV care, as well as for the specialist healthcare professionals who provide the majority of HIV care in European countries.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this activity is to provide practical tools to improve the competence of primary care providers and other nonspecialists as well as global specialist healthcare professionals in making evidence-based ART decisions by increasing awareness and use of HIV-ASSIST.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Confidently make use of the HIV-ASSIST tool based on a solid understanding of its functionality and the data that validate its effectiveness in HIV decision support

  • Integrate HIV-ASSIST into the clinical workflow when selecting antiretroviral regimens for previously untreated patient cases

  • Select evidence-based new ART regimens for patients with stable virologic suppression and those with virologic failure through appropriate use of HIV-ASSIST


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, FAAFP, AAHIVS, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sonya Krishnan, MD, MHS, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships 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.