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Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 1 hours

Course Summary

Continuing education for health professionals in the rapidly evolving area of HIV/AIDS research and treatment is needed in order to provide optimal care and prevention of HIV transmission. The purpose of this course is to provide updated knowledge on HIV/AIDS to nurses and associates in various clinic and community settings.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  3. HIV Transmission
    1. Sexual transmission
    2. Blood transmission
    3. Occupational exposure
    4. Mother to infant transmission
    5. Other causes of transmission
  4. Prevention Of HIV/AIDS
    1. Contraception
    2. Anti-retroviral therapy
    3. Sterile syringe programs
    4. Pre-exposure prophylaxis
  5. HIV Screening
    1. ELISA and western blot testing
    2. Home screening tests
  6. Signs And Symptoms Of AIDS
  7. Treatment
  8. Occupational Exposure
  9. Summary


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