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Women and HIV:The Initial Visit – English

July 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


This presentation will provide participants with a overview an HIV infected women initial visit. Participants will learn the basic epidemiology and mode of transmission affecting women in the United States.


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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the comprehensive evaluation of HIV infected women
  • Identify key elements of the initial medical evaluation
  • Assess gender specific issues that may impact care and retention in HIV infected women

Target Audience:

Dentist, Health Educator, Nurse, Nurse practitioner, Pharmacist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Social Worker,


Laura Armas-Kolostroubis, MD, AAHIVS

Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida (UF) and Co-Medical Director at the UF Center for HIV/AIDS, nurse Research, search Education & Service in Jacksonville, ampoule Florida. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis was a practicing Internist in the HIV Department of Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS), in Dallas, Texas, where she was also the Lead Physician for the HIV Women’s Specialty Center. She served as the Clinical Director of the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center in Dallas, Texas for over 8 years.  She founded the inaugural Women & HIV Symposium over 9 years ago, and led its progressive development to the Women & HIV International Clinical Conference. She obtained her MD from LaSalle University in Mexico City in 1998 and completed her fellowship in  General Internal Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, TX She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Her research interests include women with HIV as well as continuing medical education.

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