AIDS and HIV: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know

Course # 0023


The purpose of this course is to provide important information concerning AIDS and HIV, including signs and symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment for individuals diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.


AIDS and HIV: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know is a 1 hour course that provides information on caring for an individual diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Specifically, this course lists signs, symptoms and causes of HIV and AIDS. Professional caregivers will benefit from the section on universal precautions and preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS. The course ends by reviewing treatment options and therapy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS
  2. Describe causes of HIV and AIDS
  3. Describe means of prevention (i.e. universal precautions) 
  4. Describe treatment options for individuals diagnosed with HIV or AIDS



Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Addiction Specialists & Drug and Alcohol Counselors Certified Case Managers Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Occupational Therapists Personal Care Home Administrators Registered Dietitians Speech Therapists

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