CNA: Discussing HIV/AIDS
The goal of this course is to help Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) learn about the transmission, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis of HIV and AIDS.

Course Publication Date: August 22, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-HIVAIDS-18
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the most common ways that HIV is transmitted from one person to another.
  • Discuss the warning signs of a possible HIV infection.
  • Name two EIA tests used to screen for antibodies to HIV.
  • Name two important steps a person diagnosed with HIV can take immediately to protect his/her health.
  • Differentiate between HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe HIV screening for pregnant women.
  • Describe the “Down Lows” contribution to the AIDS pandemic.
  • Discuss the best protection against sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS.
  • List four of the tests that are performed on each unit of donated blood.
  • Discuss when the HIV disease becomes AIDS.
  • List five of the AIDS-defining conditions published by the CDC in December 1992.
  • Discuss antiretroviral therapy (ART).


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