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Ending the HIV Epidemic: Keys to Successful Treatment Initiation

Listen to Chloe Orkin, MBChB, FRCP, MD, discuss why HIV treatment initiation is such a crucial part of putting an end to HIV, and hear patient perspectives on the difference that rapid ART initiation can make on a personal level.
Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTM&H, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD
Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, MBBS, FRCP, PhD
Chloe Orkin Photo
Chloe Orkin, MBChB, FRCP, MD
Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS
Released: August 24, 2022

In this episode, Chloe Orkin, MBChB, FRCP, MD, discusses strategies for successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. Her overview includes:

  • Recommendations for rapid ART
  • First-line ART regimens for treatment-naive people with HIV
  • IMEA 055 FAST study
  • STAT study
  • DIAMOND study
  • Antiretroviral resistance mutations
  • Patient perspectives on the importance of rapid ART initiation

Information on this Educational Activity


Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTM&H, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
Past President
International AIDS Society
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, South Africa

Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTM&H, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Cepheid, Gilead Sciences, Janssen (J&J), Merck (MSD), ViiV Healthcare.
Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, MBBS, FRCP, PhD

Chief & Director
VHS-Infectious Diseases Medical Centre
Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site
Voluntary Health Services
Chennai, India

Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Chloe Orkin, MBChB, FRCP, MD

Professor of HIV
Queen Mary, University of London
Consultant Physician
Lead for HIV Research
Barts Health NHS Trust
The Royal London Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Chloe Orkin, MBChB, FRCP, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Gilead Sciences, Janssen, MSD, ViiV Healthcare; researcher: Gilead Sciences, Janssen, MSD, ViiV Healthcare.
Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS

Gene Stollerman Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS: consultant/advisor/speaker: Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, ViiV Healthcare.

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