Specialty Labs in HIV Care
Friday, November 7, 2014
10:30 am – Noon
Don Kurtyka, PhD, MBA, FNP-BD, FAANP
Director of HIV Services, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Health, Hillsborough County
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nursing, University of South Florida
Board of Directors, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Nurses and nurse practitioners encounter many lab tests in daily practice. This program focuses on specialty labs that are used to treat and monitor HIV disease and HIV related conditions.
The program will review common specialty tests including resistance testing (genotype and phenotype), interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) tests for TB infection, tropism assays, and HLA-B*5701 genetic testing. Specialty lab testing associated with Hepatitis B and C will also be reviewed.