Volume 4, Issue 4

In the Clinic: ART and Metabolic Effects

In this issue:

The incidence of the metabolic complications common in people with HIV infection — bone disease, weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease — is increasing as improved antiretroviral therapies create longer lifespans.

In this issue, Dr. Suman Srinivasa and nurse practitioner Kathleen Fitch from Harvard Medical School discuss how to identify and manage these metabolic complications to help improve outcomes and quality of life in patients living with HIV.

Learning objectives:

  •      Identify the potential metabolic complications among people with chronic HIV infection.
  •      Discuss managing metabolic complications in the setting of contemporary antiretroviral therapies.


Suman Srinivasa, MD
Suman Srinivasa, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Kathleen V. Fitch, MSN
Kathleen V. Fitch, MSN
Associate Principal in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Program Directors:

Allison L. Agwu, MD, ScM, FAAP, FIDSA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adult Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Justin Alves, RN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CARN, CNE

Nurse Educator
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians
0.5 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: November 29, 2018
Expiration date: November 28, 2020