Managing Today’s Complex HIV Patients

It is our pleasure to announce that the Symposium on Managing Today's Complex HIV Patients is scheduled to take place from 9:00-11:00 AM on 2 October 2019. This symposium will take place in Washington, D.C. at IDWeekTM.


Marriott Marquis Washington DC
901 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001, USA
Located in the Liberty Salon M+N+O+P


Despite improved antiretroviral regimens, virological failure and emergence of drug resistance is still a problem worldwide. This includes both patients recently infected and those veterans of older regimens. Overall, viral suppression among PLWHIV in the USA is 55% and adherence is often sub-optimal. Ultimately, this leads to an increasing number of HIV patients with limited treatment options. Patients with limited treatment options require greater knowledge and understanding to manage in terms of adherence, resistance, aging, comorbidities, and polypharmacy. Thus, they can be considered complex HIV patients. Many HIV-treating clinicians who have entered the field in the last decade have little knowledge of resistance and drug-drug interactions due to the ease at which first-line patients can often be prescribed. HIV physicians need to be educated in identifying and managing the complex HIV patient. HIV physicians need to be educated on new antiretroviral drugs for optimizing treatment of these complex HIV patients.


This activity is intended for all HIV healthcare professionals as some patients in their clinic will have limited treatment options and require management as complex patients.


Create an opportunity to educate HIV-treating clinicians on the optimal identification and management of complex patients, specifically addressing:

  • Tools to properly identify patients in their practice that merit care as complex patients
  • Resistance considerations
  • Polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and comorbidities
  • New treatment options and how best to integrate them into care
  • Utilize interactive case-based discussion with expert clinicians knowledgeable on treating complex patients


At the completion of the satellite symposium, participants will have:

  • Improved knowledge of the definition on complex patients and the challenges of their care
  • Acquired tools and understanding on how best to Identify the complex HIV patient in their clinical practice
  • Greater understanding of the new treatment options available for these patients
  • Learned how best to integrate these new drugs in to optimal combination regimens
  • Improved skills on managing drug-drug interactions and toxicities in these complex patients

Program Directors




This program has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.