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Hepatitis B in HIV-Coinfected Patients

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Apr 29, 2014
  • Expires: Apr 30, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


Melissa K.  Osborn Melissa K. Osborn, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Associate Program Director
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Needs Statement

Approximately 8-10% of patients with HIV are coinfected with chronic hepatitis B virus, and clinicians are often not aware of the special needs of this patient population. There is confusion about the natural history of HBV, when treatment is indicated, and how to monitor patients with HIV and HBV coinfection.

Target Audience

Primary care providers, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Classify stage of chronic HBV based on serologies and lab values
  • Determine when Hepatitis B therapy is indicated
  • Appropriately order additional bloodwork to monitor efficacy of HBV treatment
  • Identify patients in whom treatment for HBV is failing who require modification of treatment regimen


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or planner has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. No speaker will discuss off-label use of a product.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with Southern Central AIDS Education Telehealth Training Center.