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HIV Infection

HIV is one of the most important health threats of our time. It has killed millions of people in the United States and worldwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over one million people are living with HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the United States, and that one in six is unaware of his or her infection.

Therefore, all healthcare professionals need a basic understanding of the virus and the disease it causes: AIDS.

This course will teach you the basics about HIV and AIDS.

The lessons will cover:

  • The relationship between HIV and AIDS
  • How HIV is spread
  • How HIV infection is diagnosed
  • How HIV infection can be prevented and treated

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this series of lessons, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS in patients.
  • Discuss the transmission routes of HIV in patients.
  • Identify tests used to diagnose and monitor the progress of HIV infection in patients.
  • Cite strategies for preventing the spread of HIV and the treatment of infected patients and exposed healthcare workers.