Living with HIV/AIDS

About the Course
This course will define HIV and AIDS, their relationship and the differences between the diseases. The course will examine how HIV is transmitted, the associated risk factors, and ways to avoid transmission.

Learning Objectives
  • Define HIV, AIDS, their relationship and the differences between them.
  • Identify how HIV is transmitted from one person to another - and how it is NOT spread.
  • List risk factors for being infected by HIV.
  • Describe HIV tests and what they measure.
  • Define CD4 counts and "viral loads."
  • List ways a person who is HIV positive can avoid transmitting the virus to others.
  • Name some common "opportunistic infections."
  • Explain HIV "drug cocktails" and their role in treating people with HIV.
  • List common side effects of HIV/AIDS drugs.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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