Though annual HIV infections and diagnoses are declining in the United States, 1.1 million people in the U.S. are still living with HIV, and one in seven do not know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though significant progress has been made in the decline of new cases of HIV/AIDS being reported in the United States year after year, there are still opportunities to continue to improve—especially on a global level. At UWA Online, our Continuing Education e-Learning program offers a handful of HIV and-AIDS-related continuing education courses to benefit healthcare professionals and the general public in an effort to help them better understand the virus and disease.
HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals 3510
This course is designed to help healthcare professionals understand the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and how it can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as well as the OSHA guidelines associated with them. Participants will learn how to define the HIV life cycle, distinguish between different populations and the prevalence of HIV, select facts about AIDS and drug abuse, identify issues related to pregnancy and HIV and pinpoint ways to prevent HIV transmission. Cost: $105. Register here.
HIV & AIDS: An Introduction 3511
This course will cover the basics of HIV/AIDS for anyone interested in learning more about the topic. Participants will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS, determine the ways that the HIV/AIDS virus is contracted and spread, recognize ways to prevent contracting the virus, define the HIV/AIDS life cycle and identify certain risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS. Cost: $40. Register here.
HIV & AIDS: Prevalence in Special Populations 3512
In this online continuing education course, participants will identify which groups are historically the most affected by HIV/AIDS as well as the groups where HIV infections are increasing. The course will cover preventative strategies in place or under development to educate special populations about HIV/AIDS, steps currently being taken by the CDC to reduce the incidence of HIV infections and AIDS and the impact of HIV/AIDS on different age groups, racial/ethnic groups and other special risk groups. Cost: $40. Register here.
HIV & AIDS: Prevention for Healthcare Providers 3513
By nature of their work, healthcare professionals are at risk for on-the-job exposure to blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, which can occur via coming into contact with an infected patient’s blood. This course will cover the risks of HIV transmission for healthcare providers as well as what steps they can take to prevent it from happening while working. The course will cover what to do if exposure occurs, the risk of infection after exposure, treatment options after exposure and the follow-up treatment steps necessary after exposure. Cost: $40. Register here.
HIV & AIDS: Testing & Treatment 3514
As stated above, one in seven people is living with HIV and doesn’t know it, the CDC estimates. Modern technology has made HIV testing faster and more convenient than ever. This course will cover testing options and what you can do to protect yourself from acquiring HIV if you test negative. Topics covered in this course include why HIV testing is important, who should get tested and when, how HIV tests work, the different types of HIV tests currently available and the next steps that those with positive HIV test results should take. Cost: $40. Register here.
Designed for people ranging from the everyday individual to the healthcare professional, these HIV and AIDS-related continuing education courses intend to spread awareness for the disease and educate the public on preventative measures and treatments. Register for one or several of these HIV and AIDS-related continuing education courses and get started today.
To view UWA Online Continuing Education e-Learning’s entire course offerings, visit www.uwa.edu/ce!