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HIV/AIDS Training Online Course for Health Care Providers

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By Jennifer Jones 

An Online Self-Paced Course

 

4 Hours of Continuing Education 

 

Cost: $24

LANGUAGE: English

JJ ASSESSMENTS AND CLINICAL SERVICES, LLC is a Continuing Education Provider

#50-38608 for the following Boards:

  •  FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

  •  Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy 

  •  Arizona Board of Athletic Training

  •  Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy   Examiners

  •  Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy 

  •  Arkansa State Board of Nursing

  •  District of Columbia Board of Nursing

  •  FL Board of Nursing

  •  Georgia Board of Nursing 

  •  Kansas State Board of Nursing

  •  Kentucky Board of Nursing

  •  Michigan Board of Social Worker 

  •  Michigan Board of Nursing

  •  Mississippi Board of Nursing

  •  New Mexico Board of Nursing

  •  North Dakota Board of Nursing

  •  Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage   and  Family Therapist Board

  •  South Carolina Board of Examiner on Psychology 

  •  South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiner

  •  Tennessee Board of Social Worker

  •  West Virginia Board of Social Work

  •  Tennessee Board For Lpcs, Lmfts And Cpts 

Introduction

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that impairs the normal functioning of the human body's immune system (Sharp & Hahn, 2011). If not treated, HIV leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a chronic, life-threatening illness that causes patients to experience unexplained weight loss, fever, diarrhea, body pain, sore throat, headache, rashes, night sweats, and coughing. This disease first emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1959, although there is no clear data on whether this was the first virus case(Berg et al., 2021). It took about two decades for the virus to reach the United States. Sharp and Hahn (2011) explain that the U.S. government recognized AIDS as a new disease in 1981 after many gay men succumbed to rare malignancies and opportunistic infections. The U.S. has made significant strides in treatment and public awareness four decades after this first case. In retrospect, challenges remain even among healthcare workers (HCWs).

 

 

According to Boakye and Mavhandu-Mudzusi (2019), although nurses and other HCWs are aware of HIV/AIDS, they hold opposing beliefs and attitudes about it, which inhibit the quality of care patients with this disease receive. The purpose of this manual is to present an overview of an online course designed to educate healthcare professionals about different aspects of HIV/AIDS in the United States, including epidemiology, transmission, testing approaches, related protocols, prevention, risk reduction, clinical management, and primary drugs. This way, the course will positively impact the knowledge and attitudes of HCWs toward HIV/AIDS and contribute to its effective mitigation. 

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