Organ and System Complications in Patients with HIV Infection

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Course description

Course name Organ and System Complications in Patients with HIV Infection
(new 3-day course)
Main Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the main opportunistic diseases and organ system complications of HIV infection
  • Study lung complications associated with HIV infection, clinical significance of various diagnostic methods when the respiratory system is affected, and principles of differential diagnosis and treatment for respiratory diseases
  • Study the spectrum and incidence of gastrointestinal complications of HIV infection, related clinical courses, diagnostic principles, differential diagnosis, and treatment
  • Study main infectious and non-infectious complications of the central nervous system in HIV-infected patients, diagnostic methods, differential diagnosis, clinical courses, and treatment
  • Learn about the risk of cardiovascular diseases in cases of HIV infection, CVD evaluation and prognosis for developing CVD, and how to manage HIV-infected patients at risk for CVD
  • Study kidney pathology in cases of HIV infection, the development of HIV-associated nephropathies, nephrotoxicity of ARV medications, and methods of correcting kidney disorders
  • Study main skin and mucous membrane complications associated with HIV infection, diagnostic methods and differential diagnosis, clinical courses, and treatment
  • Study risk factors and epidemiological aspects of lymphoproliferative diseases in cases of HIV infection, classification and types of lymphomas, diagnostics, and the clinical course and treatment of lymphoproliferative diseases in
    HIV-infected patients
  • Learn about diagnostics, clinical courses, and treatment principles for the most common mental disorders in HIV-infected patients
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings
Key Topics The spectrum and incidence of opportunistic diseases in HIV-infected patients; respiratory complications; gastrointestinal complications; central nervous system complications; cardiovascular complications; kidney complications; skin and mucous membrane complications; HIV and lymphoproliferative diseases; mental disorders
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • WHO clinical protocol: Management of Opportunistic Infections and General Symptoms of HIV/AIDS (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection, J. Bartlett, J. Gallant, 2007
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  • Set of slides and handouts; lectures and clinical case studies prepared by Russian and international experts
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 provide treatment to patients living with HIV or AIDS.
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty National and international instructors with expertise in treating HIV infection.
Duration Three-day course, including theoretical and practical sessions.