Hepatitis B, C, and HIV Coinfection: Management Strategies for Co-infected Patients

Training Materials: 

Course description

Course

Viral Hepatitis B and C and HIV Infection: Management Strategies for Co-infected Patients
(New 3-day Course)

Main Learning Objectives

  • Study epidemiological issues and features of HIV/HBV co-infection, as well as their reciprocal influence on disease progression
  • Study contemporary diagnostic methods for viral hepatitis B in HIV-infected patients
  • Master management strategies for patients with HIV/HBV co-infection
  • Learn indications for HBV treatment in HIV-infected patients
  • Study treatment strategies for HBV in HIV-infected patients who do not require ART
  • Study HBV/HIV co-infection treatment procedures for patients who require treatment for HIV only or for both diseases
  • Learn treatment efficacy criteria and how to monitor treatment quality for HBV/HIV co-infection
  • Study epidemiological issues and features of HIV/HCV co-infection, as well as their reciprocal influence on disease progression
  • Study contemporary diagnostic methods for viral hepatitis C in HIV-infected patients
  • Master management strategies for patients with HIV/HCV co-infection
  • Learn the indications and contraindications for HCV treatment in HIV-infected patients
  • Study treatment strategies for patients who require only treatment for HCV or HIV
  • Study treatment strategies for patients who require treatment for both hepatitis C and HIV
  • Study monitoring and treatment quality issues for HCV/HIV co-infection
  • Study the hepatotoxic effects of ARV medications and management strategies for patients with complications of ART
  • Learn to apply knowledge gained in practical settings

Key topics

Epidemiology and natural course of hepatitis B in HIV-infected patients; detecting HBV in HIV-infected patients; management of patients with HBV/HIV co-infection; monitoring treatment efficacy and quality for HBV/HIV coinfection; epidemiology and natural course of hepatitis C in HIV-infected patients; detecting HBC in HIV-infected patients; management of patients with HCV/HIV co-infection; monitoring treatment efficacy and quality for HCV/HIV co-infection; ART hepatotoxicity in cases of HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection; management strategies for the same.

Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents, and Materials Provided

  • HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Clinical Protocols for the WHO European Region (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection, J. Bartlett, J. Gallant, 2007
  • Clinical Care Options (www.clinicaloptions.com)
  • Set of slides and handouts
All materials available printed or electronically

Teaching Methods

Lectures, small group instruction, clinical case studies, and bedside training.

Target Audience

Physicians specializing in infectious diseases and specialists in related disciplines who are treating HIV-infected patients.

Maximum class size: 18-24 participants

Faculty

National and international instructors with expertise in treating HIV infection and viral hepatitis

Duration

3-day course, including theoretical and practical sessions; training is conducted at healthcare facilities that specialize in treating HIV infection.