Volume 5, Issue 10

Clinical Insights: Expanding HIV Testing and Treatment

In this issue:

Our ability to reduce HIV infection and transmission depends on testing, in particular assessing the status of at-risk people who continue to remain untested 

In this issue, Dr. Cedric Bien-Gund from the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania takes us to the clinic to explain the pros and cons of the currently available HIV tests and explains which are best to use in particular clinical circumstances. 

Learning objectives:

  • Evaluate different HIV testing options. 
  • Explain the potential benefits and limitations of HIV self-testing strategies. 


Cedric Bien-Gund, MD
Cedric Bien-Gund, MD

Fellow in Infectious Diseases 
Division of Infectious Diseases 
Department of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Program Directors:

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians
0.5 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: July 9, 2020
Expiration date: July 8, 2022