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Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have undergone significant research and there have been recent improvements in disease outcomes and morbidity. Although it remains a chronic condition without a cure, new treatment guidelines and antiretroviral drugs have provided hope for individuals infected with HIV to live longer. Continuing education for health professionals caring for men, women and children with HIV/AIDS helps to dispel myths and reduce stigma, enhance a fuller understanding of best practice trends, and improve prevention strategies to avoid transmission of the disease and complications associated with disease progression and/or treatment.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          HIV Etiology And Statistics In The United States

III.        HIV Transmission

1.   Sexual Transmission

2.   Blood Transmission

3.   Occupational Exposure

4.   Mother-to-Infant Transmission

5.   Other Issues of HIV Transmission

IV.         Prevention Of HIV Transmission And AIDS

1.   Anti-retroviral Therapy

2.   Contraception

3.   Sterile Syringe Programs

4.   Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

V.           HIV Screening

1.   Home Screening Tests

VI.         AIDS: Signs And Symptoms

1.   Cardiovascular Disease

2.   Pulmonary Disease

3.   Neurological Disease

4.   Oral Lesions

5.   Liver Disease

6.   Hematologic Disease

7.   Endocrine Disease

8.   Dermatological Disease

9.   Neoplastic Disease

10.        Genitourinary Disease

11.        AIDS-Defining Diseases

VII.      Treatment Of AIDS

VIII.    Occupational Exposure

IX.         Summary


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