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Tuesday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B-02 - Guidance to Earlier Recognition of HIV: Dilemmas for the Clinician (CE)

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New HIV testing technology facilitates the earlier detection of HIV primary and early infection. Early access and entry into care is critical. Early initiation of ARV therapy is recommended relative to treatment as prevention. Contact and source identification can lead to difficult legal and social situations for patients. The optimal timing of initiation of therapy remains uncertain for the individual patient with regards to long term survival, adherence and prevention of transmission. This workshop will review new 4th generation testing technology, its interpretation and effect on earlier recognition of HIV. Through the use of facilitated small group case discussions; the dilemmas, issues and potential solutions that early diagnosis raises for the clinician in terms of counseling and decision making for initiation of ARV therapy will be explored. A final summary of dilemmas and potential solutions will be facilitated by the presenters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret the results and significance of new HIV testing technology and its effect on diagnosing HIV earlier.
  • Analyze the various dilemmas (contact and source identification, optimal timing of initiation of ARV therapy, issues of adherence and prevention related to therapy, etc.) brought about by earlier HIV diagnosis.
  • Develop an appropriate and personalized counseling and medical care plan for patients with primary or early HIV infection.


Jennifer Janelle,M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has been providing medical evaluation, care and treatment to HIV infected... Read More →


Jeffrey Beal,M.D.

Clinical Director, F/C AETC
Dr. Beal is Clinical Director, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center; Medical Director, Bureau of HIV/AIDS of the Florida Department of Health; Assistant Professor, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine... Read More →

Robert Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Lawrence is a specialist with 20 years of experience in Pediatric HIV, including participation with the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group. He provides direct clinical HIV... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
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