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Treatment and Stigma in HIV/AIDS

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 2 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1092 reviews

Course Summary

As a result of advanced treatment options and increased access to care, the number of people diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome is decreasing. With proper diagnosis and treatment, people can live symptom-free for a significant length of time. Advances in testing and treatment options have improved the care and management of those diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus. Comprehensive prevention strategies and education important to ensure the spread of the disease is minimized is discussed in this two part series.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.         Treatment Of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

III.       Patient Screening And Diagnosis

IV.        Types Of Antiretroviral Therapy

V.          Monitoring Antiretroviral Treatment

VI.        Case Management For HIV Positive Patients

VII.      Complications Of HIV Positive Patients

VIII.    Healthcare For AIDS Patients

IX.        Palliative Care In The Setting Of HIV/AIDS

X.          Special Populations Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

1.   Pregnant Women and HIV

2.   Children and HIV

3.   HIV in the Setting of Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases

4.   Social and Cultural Considerations

XI.        HIV And Stigma

XII.      Summary

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