This course is a primer on HIV disease. Although it contains current information this course meets Florida and most other state content requirements for basic HIV/AIDS education for all licensed counseling professionals.

Note: This 3 CE HIV course satisfies the initial Florida licensure requirements for Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family and Nursing.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2024

Description:  This course provides information on diagnosis criteria and treatment for HIV and AIDs-related illnesses. A review of transmission modes, prevention issues, and at-risk behaviors is presented. Issues specific to substance abusing HIV+ clients will be discussed, including information on growing at-risk populations. Universal precautions will be identified and discussed. An overview of the new medication regimens and the issues facing patients in determining which regimen is appropriate. This program provides the basic HIV education required in most states for all mental health, nursing, and addictions professional licensure and certification.

Hour One
1.  Participants will be able to describe why HIV is a retrovirus.
Hour Two
2.  Participants will be able to describe the action of various medications groups on the replication process of the HIV retrovirus.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss HAART therapy regimen and issues regarding its selection.
4.  Participants will be able to describe opportunistic infections typical of HIV/AIDS illness.
Hour Three
5.  Participants will be able to discuss the complication to care that substance abuse and dependency cause.

CE Credits:  3

Hour One:  Statistics, incidence, and prevalence, the role of denial, Replication of HIV virus.
Hour Two:  Medication regimen and action, Opportunistic infections, Universal precautions.
Hour Three:  Addiction contraindications, and special populations.

CE Broker#:   20-10709

Methods:  Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area:  HIV/AIDS, Social and cultural foundations, Professional orientation/readiness, Client/family and community, Special populations/problems.

Purpose:  This program is developed to specifically provide content requirements for basic HIV/AIDS education as it pertains to the counseling and health care profession.

Target AudienceSocial workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.

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