HIV: Advanced


This course provides a detailed review of certain aspects of HIV and AIDS. It builds on the foundational knowledge learned in the HIV: Basics course. In this course, you will learn about the life cycle of the human immunodeficiency virus and course progression. Additionally, you will learn about basic prevention strategies, identifying high-risk behaviors that indicate the need for periodic HIV testing, and counseling before and after testing. Finally, you will learn about the use of antiretroviral medications for the treatment of HIV and resources available for those living with HIV. Disclosures: Nancy Lugo DrPH, APRN, has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


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

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.

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

1.25 HOURS

This program is approved for 1.25 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163046.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-HIVA-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the life cycle of HIV.
Identify four high-risk behaviors that indicate the need for periodic testing.
Describe three HIV treatment options.
Identify three federal resources pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: HIV and AIDS A. A Retrovirus B. Initial Immune Response C. Immune Deficiency D. What Is AIDS? E. AIDS Conditions F. AIDS-Defining Conditions G. Opportunistic Infections H. Trends in HIV and AIDS in the United States I. Meet Alice the Active Adult J. Summary Section 3: Prevention, Testing, and Counseling A. Prevention B. Identifying Risk C. Susan’s Symptoms D. Who Should Be Tested? E. Who Else Should Be Tested? F. Getting Tested G. Confidentiality and Reporting H. Pre-Test Counseling I. Post-Test Counseling J. Post-Test Counseling for Positive Results K. Meet Kathy L. Summary Section 4: Treatment A. Treating HIV Infection B. Antiretroviral Medications C. Selecting a Regimen D. Treatment Side Effects E. Medication Interactions F. Barriers to Compliance G. Perinatal Treatment H. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis I. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis J. Meet Chuck K. Summary Section 5: Federal Resources A. HIV Campaigns B. National HIV/AIDS Strategy C. Americans with Disabilities Act D. Interdisciplinary Approach E. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Resources E. Congratulations!

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.
Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP 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: entry and intermediate level General Staff; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; intermediate 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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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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