AIDS/HIV [EN] – 4 hours

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to update healthcare professionals about the most current information along with best practice related to the treatment of HIV/AIDS infected individuals.

Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Relate the overall social impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in terms of incidence, diagnoses and deaths
  2. Identify the civil rights of the HIV/AIDS infected individual and their family/friends
  3. Differentiate between high risk groups in terms of behavior and race/ethnicity
  4. Discuss Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the pathophysiologic changes in the human body following HIV infection
  5. Relate the three stages of an HIV infection encompassing signs and symptoms and changes in laboratory values
  6. Describe the modes of transmission of HIV and various strategies to prevent the spread of HIV
  7. Discuss informed consent relating to HIV along with pre and post-test counseling
  8. Discuss HIV test results and their implication to the individual
  9. Compare and contrast current medications regimens prescribed for the HIV infected individual and those medications used to prevent the transmission of the virus in high risk individuals
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