HIV/AIDS 2021 Update: Prevention, Transmission and Treatment - N46740

About the Course:
An estimated 1.2 million people are living with the HIV/AIDS infection in the United States. The infection is a persistent public health problem in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2018, an estimated 36,400 new HIV infections were diagnosed.  HIV is disproportionately present in certain racial and ethnic minorities and in gay and bisexual men (, 2020b). It is imperative that all healthcare professionals work to prevent HIV transmission and facilitate treatment among those infected. This course is designed to enhance healthcare personnel’s knowledge of the HIV/AIDS infection and provide information about the incidence of HIV/AIDS, prevalence, transmission, prevention, and treatments. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the evolution of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS infection. 
  • Explain how HIV is transmitted.
  • Identify groups at high risk for HIV infection.
  • Explain the diagnostic process for HIV infection and AIDS.
  • Describe opportunistic infections indicative of AIDS.
  • Explain strategies to prevent HIV infection in healthcare workers and the general public.
  • Identify treatment options for HIV/AIDS infection.
  • Explain how to educate patients living with HIV and their families.

About the Author:
Shellie Hill, DNP, FNP-BC, currently serves full time as the FNP Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the MSN-NP program at Saint Louis University. She has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 19 years and an RN for 26 years. Most of her clinical practice has been in primary care and she also has experience in urgent care and cardiology. Clinically, she works in corporate healthcare clinics part time and she volunteers as an FNP in a clinic that manages underserved patients. 

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED.  The correct answer is shown after you answer the question.  If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided.  These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


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Course Verification
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