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HIV and aging

A primer for NPs

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000558144.19446.a9
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Lippincott Professional Development will award 1.5 contact hours and 1.5 pharmacology hours for this continuing nursing education activity.

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HIV and aging: A primer for NPs

General Purpose: To discuss pharmacologic considerations, review common co-occurring conditions, and highlight key clinical considerations for caring for older PLWH. Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Outline the various considerations for ART for older PLWH. 2. Describe the assessment methods useful for managing the care of older PLWH. 3. Discuss the co-occurring disorders common among older PLWH.

  1. Compared with younger PLWH and receiving ART, older PLWH receiving ART
    1. have less robust CD4+ cell recovery.
    2. take longer to achieve viral suppression.
    3. require longer, stronger courses of ART.
  2. The most common ART regimens include two NRTIs plus
    1. a PI.
    2. an INSTI.
    3. an NNRTI.
  3. Which of the following antiretroviral types has the highest likelihood of drug-drug interactions attributable to the effects of the CYP450?
    1. NRTIs
    2. INSTIs
    3. NNRTIs
  4. Which of the following antiretroviral types can interact with metformin as well as cation-containing products, such as iron and calcium?
    1. PIs
    2. INSTIs
    3. NNRTIs
  5. For patients receiving ART, HIV viral load should be checked every
    1. 1 to 2 months.
    2. 3 to 4 months.
    3. 5 to 6 months.
  6. For patients who have CD4+ cell counts between 300 and 500 cells/mcL, monitoring CD4+ cell counts is
    1. optional.
    2. essential every 6 months.
    3. generally sufficient every 12 months.
  7. A factor associated with higher rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus among PLWH is coinfection with which of the following viruses?
    1. HPV
    2. herpes zoster
    3. hepatitis C
  8. In PLWH, A1C levels for diabetes screening tend to be
    1. accurate.
    2. falsely low.
    3. falsely high.
  9. PLWH have a higher prevalence of kidney disease because of toxicity from ART, especially
    1. indinavir.
    2. rilpivirine.
    3. lamivudine.
  10. Patients who have CKD and a creatinine clearance below 50 mL/min should not take which of the following antiretroviral medications?
    1. zidovudine
    2. FTC
    3. TDF
  11. Which of the following medication classifications should be considered for patients who have CKD with proteinuria or need an antihypertensive drug?
    1. angiotensin II receptor blockers
    2. direct renin inhibitors
    3. thiazide diuretics
  12. Prevalence of which of the following types of cancer is higher among PLWH?
    1. breast
    2. prostate
    3. pharyngeal
  13. Cervical cancer screening for PLWH differs from that of people without HIV in that
    1. screening should continue at the recommended interval after age 65.
    2. the screening interval for cytology with HPV cotesting is 2 years.
    3. cytology alone without HPV cotesting is sufficient after age 60.
  14. Which of the following tools is specifically recommended as an initial screening test for HAND?
    1. Quick Neurological Screening Test
    2. MoCA
    3. Memory Impairment Screen
  15. Use of which of the following antiretroviral class of drugs increases the risks of osteopenia and osteoporosis?
    1. PIs
    2. INSTIs
    3. NNRTIs
  16. To assess mobility and physical function in older PLWH, clinicians can use the SPPB to assess balance, ability to stand from a sitting position, and
    1. pain with walking.
    2. walking duration.
    3. walking speed.
  17. According to new evidence, PLWH who have an HIV viral load of less than 200 copies/mL
    1. carry no risk of sexual transmission of HIV.
    2. have no risk of complications of HIV.
    3. no longer need ART.
  18. Currently approved for PrEP to reduce the risk of HIV infection is a tablet that combines TDF with
    1. dolutegravir.
    2. FTC.
    3. efavirenz.
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