153282 - HIV Community s100 Prescriber Clinical Attachment
This activity provides community HIV s100 prescribers with an update in topics relevant to the management of people living with HIV.
The clinical attachment is available for GPs who have been authorised by the Department of Health and Human Services to prescribe ART for HIV patients.
GPs working in low case load clinics or working in a high case load clinic but having low case load personally are encouraged to carry out the attachment.
Relevance to General Practice
The HIV prescription right (Certification status) is reviewed annually. To maintain the certification status, GPs have to demonstrate their up-to-date knowledge in managing HIV patients and this is managed by continuing professional development (CPD) points.
This clinical attachment is designed to address the gap to support GPs to retain and update clinical knowledge and maintain their certification.
The activity is now available for VIC-based prescribers.
- Monitor patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) on a timely basis taking into account common adverse reactions, medications interactions, and toxicities.
- Develop an effective plan for ongoing HIV management of patients taking ART by recognising and managing treatment response, considering established protocols.
- Discuss and adopt relevant emerging trends in HIV management including new therapies.
- Screen and manage patients for common comorbidities associated with HIV or its therapy.
- Develop a database of relevant information/resources relating to the management of HIV and contact list of specialists for appropriate and prompt referral.