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HIV Care in the 21st Century: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment


An infectious diseases physician discusses two HIV cases, one patient from the United States and one from the Dominican Republic, and the importance of early diagnosis using the new laboratory diagnosis algorithm. The presenter stresses the importance of HIV care continuum, particularly in the Hispanic and underserved populations, and discusses the two recently approved antiretroviral treatment options.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the new algorithm for diagnosing HIV infection

  • Explain the importance of the HIV care continuum

  • Name two recently approved antiretroviral treatment options.


Register for the enduring material using the enroll link provided below. To be eligible for continuing medical education credits, physicians are required to view the presentation, answer learning assessment questions and complete an evaluation.


Texas Medical Association logoThe Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


head shot of Barbara Taylor

Barbara S. Taylor, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She also serves as the attending infectious diseases physician in San Antonio’s outpatient Family Focused AIDS Clinical Treatment Center, and on the Infectious Diseases Service at the University Hospital and the Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. Taylor graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She received a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. Her current research focuses on improving HIV treatment outcomes in Hispanic and underserved populations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, New York City and San Antonio


Click here to enroll in this course.

Last edited by: irgalen 07/18/2023

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