Talking about HIV/AIDS
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the transmission, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis of HIV and AIDS.

Course Publication Date: May 06, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:HIVAIDS042220
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss when the earliest case of HIV occurred and some of the history of HIV and AIDS.

  • Differentiate between HIV and AIDS.

  • List five of the warning signs of HIV infection.

  • Name two of the screening tests for HIV.

  • List two steps a person who tests positive for HIV can do immediately to protect his/her health.

  • Describe the ‘viral load test’ and discuss how it is helpful and in what areas.

  • Discuss screening for pregnant women.

  • Describe the “Down Lows” contribution to the AIDS pandemic.

  • Identify the three most common ways that HIV is transmitted from one person to another.

  • Name three body fluids that have been shown to contain high concentrations of HIV.

  • Discuss the best protection against sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS.

  • Discuss the blood supply in the U.S. and two tests that are performed on each donated unit.



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