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CanadiEM Podcasts: CRACKCast, ClerkCast, CarmsCast, First Year Diaries

CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Dec 4, 2017

Core Questions:

  1. Define AIDS
  2. List 5 risk factors for AIDS
  3. List 10 AIDS-defining conditions
  4. Describe 3 serum tests for HIV
  5. List 6 Ddx for respiratory infections in HIV
  6. Describe the presentation and treatment of PCP pneumonia
  7. Describe an approach to diagnosis and management of CNS infections in AIDS
  8. List 5 causes of odynophagia in HIV
  9. List 6 causes of diarrhea in the HIV patient
  10. Describe HAART therapy
  11. Describe prophylaxis of opportunistic infections in HIV


  1. Risk stratify exposure to HIV
  2. What is Coccidiomycosis?
  3. Name common ART agents and their adverse effects