HCA: Discussing HIV/AIDS
The goal of this course is to help Home Care Aides (HCAs) learn about the transmission, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis of HIV and AIDS.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

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:HCA-HIVAIDS-21
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

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

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

  • Differentiate between HIV and AIDS.

  • 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.

  • 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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