Dr. Todd Korthuis from the HIV Program of the Oregon Health and Science University moderated the topic "Evolving Primary Care Systems for HIV-Infected Patients in the United States of America" with Drs. Amy Sitapati from the University of California, San Diego, Jim Sosman from the University of Wisconsin, and Matthew Goetz from the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
The discussion focused primarily on:
Changes in primary health care provided to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals because of changes in the population characteristics;
various models of care that can be used for this purpose;
the challenges that are being or will be faced during implementation of these models; and
methods to provide continuing medical education for health care professionals treating HIV-infected individuals.