Highlights → Highlights Healthy Living with HIV 2019

Healthy Living with HIV - HIGHLIGHT 1 | Laura Waters

INTRODUCTION - Jonathan Schapiro, Program Director
HIGHLIGHT 1. Laura Waters – Triple O: osteoporosis, obesity & online

Visit the course catalogue to watch the other two HIGHLIGHTS:

HIGHLIGHT 2. Donn Colby - PrEP: current status, achievements, and future challenges

HIGHLIGHT 3. Andrea Calcagno - Chemsex, HIV drug-drug interactions, and long acting antivirals


Laura Waters, MD
Mortimer Market Centre, Central & North West London NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Donn Colby, MD, MPH
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre Thailand

Andrea Calcagno, MD, DTM&H
University of Torino, Italy

The objective of this highlights program is to help HIV infected individuals realize their health potential to the very fullest through improved comprehensive clinical care. HIV management can no longer limit itself to the suppression of HIV RNA, but must help guarantee patients an active, productive, satisfying, and long life. HIV health care professionals need to have the tools to fulfill this task. The aim of this activity is to facilitate the development of a community of future clinical leaders who embrace this updated and relevant paradigm for the care of HIV infected individuals. They will have knowledge and expertise not only in suppressing the viral infection, but also in making choices that will promote optimal health throughout their patient’s lifetime.

This year’s activity includes highlights presentations by leaders in the field with an added emphasis on the use of smart technology and online tools, such as apps, to assist healthcare professionals with effective treatment and monitoring and improve the quality of life of their patients.


Over the last two decades, HIV has transformed from a fatal disease into a chronic condition where the great majority of HIV infected individuals can look forward to a full and active life. This is due to an increased understanding of the disease and its management, and above all to the unprecedented improvements in antiretroviral drugs.

Not surprisingly, current management of HIV infected patients continues to be primarily influenced by the fear of AIDS, suffering and, ultimately, death and with treatment success measured by long term avoidance of these conditions. But in the context of the treatment armamentarium now available to clinicians and their patients, much more encouraging and hopeful goals are appropriate.


After participating in the full program ( three modules ), you will be able to:

• Educate colleagues on new treatment options and their long-term implications.
• Help shift patient management focus to a comprehensive goal of long term health.
• Encourage a pro-active and protective treatment environment.
• Broaden the scope of HIV patient care to include other relevant medical disciplines.
• Emphasize how smart tools can aid modern patient management in the new digital era.
• Describe how these findings can be translated into clinical practice to optimize routine
and modern comprehensive patient care.


• Obesity
• Osteoporosis
• Smart devices
• PrEP
• Chemsex
• Drug-drug interactions
• Long acting antivirals


The full activity consists of three highlight videos and will take roughly 1 hour to complete.
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  • Laura Waters – Triple O: osteoporosis, obesity & online
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year