12 episodes

In the Academy Exchange, we discuss the latest advances in HIV prevention, care and treatment as well as examine the societal and systemic issues facing people with and at risk for HIV. Brought to you by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and its Executive Director, Bruce Packett, this series of interviews with clinical, research, epidemiological, public health and advocacy experts will demystify the current HIV landscape and point towards future developments. To learn more about the Academy, visit: https://aahivm.org.

The Academy Exchange: HIV Today & Tomorrow American Academy of HIV Medicine

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In the Academy Exchange, we discuss the latest advances in HIV prevention, care and treatment as well as examine the societal and systemic issues facing people with and at risk for HIV. Brought to you by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and its Executive Director, Bruce Packett, this series of interviews with clinical, research, epidemiological, public health and advocacy experts will demystify the current HIV landscape and point towards future developments. To learn more about the Academy, visit: https://aahivm.org.

    IAS 2023 Conference Highlights

    IAS 2023 Conference Highlights

    Bonus Episode: IAS 2023 Conference Highlights
    Dr. William Short and Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis join Bruce to talk about the research coming out of the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science that took place July 23-26, 2023. They discuss some of the groundbreaking studies presented at the conference and how the research can be translated into clinical practice. They talk about research on zero transmission, studies looking at the next steps in long-acting technologies, and findings from a clinical trial on the use of statins to prevent cardiovascular disease for those with HIV. They also explore the latest on doxycycline PEP for STI prevention and highlight findings from the ANCHOR study on anal cancer and how to prevent it in people with HIV. 
    About Dr. Short and Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis 
    William R. Short, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also associate director of the HIV Clinical Trial Unit at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-director of the Clinical Core for the Penn Center for AIDS Research. He is chair of the board of directors of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
    Laura Armas-Kolostroubis, MD, FACP, AAHIVS, is the founder and CEO of Human Centered Consulting and Care. In clinical practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis was a practicing physician and Chief Medical Officer at CAN Community Health, and she was a clinical director for the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center. She sits on the board of directors for the American Academy of HIV Medicine. 


    Resources:
    IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science - https://www.iasociety.org/conferences/ias2023
    ANCHOR Study - https://anchorstudy.org/
    REPREIVE Trial - https://www.reprievetrial.org/ 
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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 36 min
    Weight Changes and HIV

    Weight Changes and HIV

    Bruce is joined by Dr. Daniel Lee, who discuss HIV-associated weight changes – both gaining and losing weight. First, they examine weight gain in those with HIV and how it can accelerate aging as well as contribute to other diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes. They also discuss losing weight with HIV, although HIV-related weight loss is not as common today as it was in the early days of the HIV epidemic. They emphasize the importance of a healthy diet and maintaining physical activity for people with HIV, especially for those who reduced their activity levels because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    About Dr. Daniel Lee:
    Daniel Lee, MD, AAHIVS, is a clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego Owen Clinic. He is an HIV primary care provider who has been caring for people with HIV for nearly 25 years. He's also the clinical director for the Pacific AIDS Education Training Center HIV Learning Network, and the Founder and Director of the Owen Lipid/Lipodystrophy Clinic, which is a subspecialty clinic focused on managing metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy. 

    Resources: 
    CDC Healthy Living with HIV 
    POZ Magazine: Weight Gain and HIV 
    NAM: Weight Gain and HIV Treatment 
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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 30 min
    The History of HIV: A Firsthand Account

    The History of HIV: A Firsthand Account

    Dr. Donna Sweet and Bruce discuss the history of the HIV epidemic through the lens of Dr. Sweet’s personal experience as a practitioner. They talk about the early experiences of treating and managing HIV and AIDS before tests, empirical treatments, and sufficient knowledge about the virus. They discuss how antiretroviral therapy and new clinical case definitions in the 1990s and 2000s allowed for better treatment and management of HIV. Throughout the conversation, they mention how the stigma surrounding HIV and homosexuality remains prevalent and unnecessary and the danger of continuing misinformation. They conclude with an outlook on the future of HIV medicine, vaccinations and cure.  


    About Dr. Donna Sweet:
    Donna Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP, is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas, and has been credentialed with the Academy since its inception. She has an HIV program in her clinic with federal Ryan White, Parts B, C, D and F funds, where she cares for approximately 1,400 patients with HIV.
     
    Resources: 
    Timeline of the HIV epidemic - https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/history/hiv-and-aids-timeline  
    UCSF AIDS History Project Collections - https://www.library.ucsf.edu/archives/aids/collections/ 
    Future directions - https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/future-hiv-treatment  
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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 28 min
    Aging & HIV

    Aging & HIV

    Dr. Milena Murray joins Bruce to discuss the implications of aging and HIV. Since nearly half of Americans living with HIV are over the age of 55, it is important to recognize their unique care needs as well as the risk of HIV in people over 55 generally. Bruce and Dr. Murray talk about the use of PrEP and how people can approach sexual health discussions with their providers. They also talk about what to expect with the use of antiretroviral therapies in conjunction with other medications people commonly use when they age. They emphasize how care should be tailored for the individual and why it’s important for patients and providers to have open communication about their drug regimens.

    About Dr. Milena Murray:
    Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, FCCP, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus. She is also a system level HIV infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Medicine. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and her postgraduate training consisted of a pharmacy residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and an infectious disease pharmacotherapy fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

    Resources: 
    HIV.gov’s Aging with HIV - https://www.hiv.gov/blog/resources-hiv-and-aging/   
    National Institutes of Health:  HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults - https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/hiv-aids-and-older-adults
    Positively Aware: HIV and Aging - https://www.positivelyaware.com/hiv-aging 
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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 24 min
    Substance Use Disorder and HIV

    Substance Use Disorder and HIV

    Bruce is joined by Dr. Hannan Braun to talk about substance use disorder and its overlap with the HIV epidemic. They discuss what a substance use disorder is and the risks of HIV for those who inject illicit substances. They also cover the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that is available for those who have a substance use disorder and the benefits for using PrEP. As well, Dr. Braun covers the various options available for treating a substance use disorder and highlights the ways people can recover with successful intervention. He also touches on some of the hurdles that providers face when trying to treat a substance use disorder and some of the ways that providers can help prevent HIV in those who are using substances. 
     
    About Dr. Braun
    Hannan Braun, MD, AAHIVS, is an HIV primary care doctor and addiction medicine specialist in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Denver Health in Denver, Colorado. He completed his residency in internal medicine-primary care at Boston Medical Center and a fellowship in addiction medicine at Brown University. His clinical and scholarship interests include low-barrier substance use disorder treatment, HIV prevention for people who use drugs, harm reduction, LGBTQ+ health, and inpatient addiction medicine.
     
    Resources:
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - https://www.samhsa.gov/ 
    CDC: Recovery is For Everyone - https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/featured-topics/recovery-SUD.html

    HIV.gov: Substance Use Disorders and HIV - https://clinicalinfo.hiv.gov/en/guidelines/hiv-clinical-guidelines-adult-and-adolescent-arv/substance-use-disorders-and-hiv  
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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 25 min
    Trauma Informed Care

    Trauma Informed Care

    Dr. Heather Quaile joins Bruce to talk about trauma-informed care (TIC) and why it’s important for people to receive TIC whenever they visit a health care provider. A TIC approach means that providers understand the implications of traumatic events on patients and work to create a safe and supportive environment for all patients. This episode covers the ways that promoting a culture of trust and collaboration between providers and patients is a foundation for improving patient health. Not only do patients benefit from TIC, but providers and their staff also experience improvements in their wellness and well-being. 

    About Dr. Quaile
    Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, AFN-C, CSC, IF, FAANP, is a clinical and academic leader as well as a double board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner and advanced forensic nurse. She also is trained and certified as an AASECT sex counselor and sexual assault nurse examiner, providing sexual health education, trauma-informed care, and information to patients of all ages. She is widely published in the field of women’s health and trauma-informed care.

    Resources:
    Sexual Medicine Society of North America - https://www.smsna.org/
    The Center for Health Care Strategies: Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource - https://www.traumainformedcare.chcs.org/what-is-trauma-informed-care/
    National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org/Home 


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    Questions about this topic? E-mail podcast@aahivm.org to get connected with Bruce or any of our guests.


    Are you a medical provider and want to join the conversation? Make your voice heard in the Academy Communities and connect with other HIV clinicians!


    To learn more about the Academy, visit www.aahivm.org

    • 29 min

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