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Welcome to our basic, introductory course on HIV: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. In this course, students will learn the difference between HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  Understanding the difference between the two is extremely important, not only for those recently diagnosed with HIV, but their family, friends and caregivers. Throughout this course, students will also learn how HIV affects the body, and common symptoms of HIV are discussed, as is information on how an HIV diagnosis is made.

Throughout this course, students also learn some basic tips and suggestions on how to prevent transmission of HIV to others and practice health-related industry precautions and learn about high-risk lifestyles such as drug use and unprotected sex may increase chances of contracting the HIV virus.

Students will learn about traditional HIV treatment options as well as alternative medical treatments, nutritional supplements and herbal or nutritional supplement remedies often combined with traditional or conservative medical care and HIV-approved treatment drugs.

Students will also gain information regarding beneficial healthy lifestyle habits and an HIV diet that may help boost the immune system and promote strength and quality lifestyles for individuals diagnosed with the virus. Steps for preventing HIV-related illnesses and opportunistic infections are also briefly covered.

Finally, students of this basic HIV course will learn what happens when HIV transforms into AIDS and what is being done today to slow down the progression of the HIV virus into full-blown AIDS.  Students will wrap up the course with exposure to a variety of educational and information resources that may help to clear up myths regarding the virus, as well as what individuals can do to reverse myths, false information, and the social stigma associated with the condition.
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what HIV is, describe how HIV affects the body, and recognize the symptoms associated with HIV.
  • Know HIV Diagnosis Is Made.
  • Describe methods for preventing HIV infection and transmission to others.
  • Define traditional HIV treatment options and summarize alternative medical treatments for HIV.
  • Describe living with HIV and coping with HIV.
  • Describe methods of preventing HIV-related illnesses, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Lesson 1: HIV Basics

Information and education is the first step toward reducing your chance of being exposed to, or infected with, HIV. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: HIV
  • Review Article: HIV Basics
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: How Does HIV Affect the Body?

Understanding the basic effect that HIV has on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being and development of any individual will help prepare them for changes -- now and in the future. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Effects of HIV on the Body
  • Review Article: HIV Symptoms
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Symptoms Associated With HIV

This lesson is only meant to give you a basic idea of the most common types of symptoms experienced by an individual with HIV. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Symptoms of HIV
  • Review Article: The Symptoms of HIV Infection
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: How an HIV Diagnosis Is Made

A definitive diagnosis cannot be made without a variety of diagnostic tests, physical examination and analysis of symptoms. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Diagnosing HIV
  • Review Article: What is an HIV Test Like?
  • Take Poll: HIV Test
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Preventing HIV Infection and Transmission to Others

HIV infections can be transmitted in several different ways, and knowing how it's transported is the first step toward preventing spread and transmission to others. 12 Total Points
  • Review Article: HIV Prevention
  • Review Article: Preventing HIV Infection
  • Take Poll: Prevention
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Traditional HIV Treatment Options

Drugs, medications, and treatment therapies to treat individuals in various stages of the HIV disease have come a long way in the last two decades. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: HIV and Its Treatment
  • Review Article: Treatments for HIV
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Alternative Medical Treatments for HIV

Some individuals may choose alternative forms of therapy for treatment of HIV before they're recommended for drug therapies. 7 Total Points
  • Review Article: Using Alternative Therapies
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Living With HIV

Because information and education is so important in helping to avoid complications, reduce frequency and severity of symptoms, enhance longevity, and quality of life, it's important to understand what others have done to adapt and deal with HIV. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Living with HIV
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Preventing HIV-Related Illnesses

In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the most common HIV-related conditions that individuals with experience, as well as what they can do to help prevent those opportunistic infections. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Breaking the Chain of Infections
  • Review Article: Opportunistic Infections
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: What Is My Prognosis?

Understanding what happens during the transition from HIV to AIDS will help some individuals be more alert to changes in their body, and to take certain steps to put their lives, care, and finances in order. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: HIV Prognosis
  • Review Article: Prognosis
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Coping With HIV

An individual striving to cope with an HIV-positive diagnosis needs to become conversant on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the disease, but in regard to their mental health and spiritual wellness as well. 62 Total Points
  • Review Article: Coping with HIV
  • Take Poll: HIV Support
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
161
Total Course Points

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Course Title: HIV: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
Course Number: 8900167
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSN
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