HIV/AIDS Overview- 1 Contact Hour

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Course Summary

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus which causes AIDS and is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluid, vaginal fluids or breast milk of a person with HIV. In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by having anal or vaginal sex or sharing drug injection equipment with a person who has HIV.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. People on ART take a combination of HIV medications called HIV regimen each day. HIV cannot cure HIV; however, it can help individuals with HIV live longer, healthier lives, (ART) can also reduce the risk of transmission of HIV.

Objectives

After completing this course, participates will be able to:

  • Discuss the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Florida.
  • Outline the etiology and stages of HIV infection.
  • Describe modes of transmission for HIV.
  • Summarize the HIV testing-related requirements of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act.
  • Explain the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and nursing implications

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 1 hour

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