HIV and AIDS - Florida Regulations

HIV and AIDS - Florida Regulations 

People infected with HIV and AIDS live all over the world. There are about 36.9 million individuals living with HIV. HIV and AIDS is also a concern in the U.S. In 2017, around 1.1 million people were living with HIV, although 14% of them did not know they were infected. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019.) Some states report higher incidences of HIV and AIDS than others do. For example, Florida is one state that has a high number of people living with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2019a). Florida has specific state laws that cover testing, consent, reporting, and treatment to help prevent and treat HIV and AIDS. It is important for you to understand HIV/AIDS and the laws that guide the care you provide. The content in this course is applicable to general staff in assisted living and skilled nursing settings.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care


This module is approved for 1.00 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

Florida Occupational Therapy Practice Board


This course has been approved by the Florida Occupational Therapy Practice Board for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-680705.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-680705.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HAFR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe at least three facts about HIV and AIDS.
Identify at least two common ways HIV is transmitted.
List at least three ways you can prevent the spread of HIV.
Discuss at least three ways that HIV and AIDS are managed.
Explain at least two situations that require HIV reporting according to Florida law.
Describe at least two situations in which informed consent is not required according to Florida law.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: An Overview of HIV and AIDS

Meet Mary

HIV Across the Globe

How Common Are HIV and AIDS in the United States?

What Is HIV and AIDS?

AIDS Progression

Mary: What Went Wrong?

How Is HIV/AIDS Transmitted?

HIV Patterns




Sexual Behaviors

Intravenous Drug Use

HIV Tests

Who Should Get Tested?


Potential Exposure

Management of HIV/AIDS

Management of Symptoms



Section 3: Florida HIV/AIDS Laws


Informed Consent

When Informed Consent Is NOT Required

Test Results


Other Laws



Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. 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 level Physical Therapists; Nurses; Occupational Therapists; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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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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