HIV: Basic


This course provides basic information on HIV and AIDS. We will define HIV and AIDS, how the immune system works and doesn’t work with HIV and AIDS. We will discuss how HIV can and cannot be transmitted. The course will also discuss testing for the HIV virus and treatment for the infection. Disclosures: Nancy Lugo DrPH, APRN, has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

1.25 HOURS

Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Related area).

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-HIVB
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define HIV.
Define AIDS.
Describe the role of the immune system.
Describe ways that HIV can be transmitted.
Identify two recommendations for HIV testing.
Explain the difference between a screening test and confirmatory test for HIV.
Describe the impact of anti-retroviral therapy on the disease course.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives C. OSHA Requirement Section 2: HIV/AIDS Overview A. Meet Mary B. What is HIV? What is AIDS? C. HIV Progression D. AIDS Progression E. Mary: What Went Wrong? F. Review G. Summary Section 3: How is HIV transmitted? A. Fluids of Transmission B. Transmission of HIV C. How HIV Is NOT Transmitted D. Standard Precautions E. Additional Precautions F. Post-exposure Prophylaxis G. Prevention Overview H. Prevention Strategies: Protection during Sex I. Prevention Strategies: Using a Male Condom J. Prevention Strategies: Using a Female Condom K. Prevention Strategies: Barriers during Oral Sex L. Prevention Strategies: Choice of Sexual Partners M. Review N. Summary Section 4: HIV Patterns A. HIV Across the globe B. How Common Are HIV and AIDS in the United States? C. HIV Patterns D. Age E. Gender and Sexual Behaviors F. Multiple partners G. Intravenous Drug Users H. Race and Ethnicity I. Perception J. Knowledge Is Power K. How Many People Are Infected and Do Not Know It? L. What Should You Do if Exposed to the Virus? M. Review N. Summary Section 5: Testing A. Who Should Get Tested? B. Types of Tests C. Confirming and Diagnosing Tests D. Interpreting Results E. Where Can Someone Get an HIV Test? F. Home Tests G. Confidentiality H. Reporting Requirements I. Confidentiality J. Post-Test Counseling K. Review L. Summary Section 6: Living With HIV/AIDS A. Treatment B. Stigma and Prejudice C. Review D. Meet Jeff E. Living With and Managing HIV F. Starting Out Healthy G. Stemming Weight Loss: Bring on the Calories! H. Stay Hydrated I. Keep Food Invaders Out J. What about Sex? K. More about Sex L. HIV+ and Finances M. Review N. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Resources C. References

Instructor: Nancy Lugo, DrPH, APRN
Dr. Lugo, a family nurse practitioner and public health expert, has provided care to thousands of individuals and families. She has developed community based HIV testing programs, community health worker programs, and programs for people with AIDS. She has shared her expertise through university teaching, workplace health coaching, and numerous peer-reviewed publications. Disclosure: Nancy Lugo, DrPH, APRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: advanced level General Staff; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; entry level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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