Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this HIV/AIDS continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the care of patients with, and issues surrounding, HIV/AIDS and to meet the mandated requirement for continuing education in this area for licensure. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe basic medical and epidemiological information about HIV and relate the diseases and conditions it can cause.
  • Explain methods of transmission and prevention of HIV, and current recognized methods of medical treatment.
  • Summarize the management of HIV in the healthcare workplace and other working environments consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
  • Briefly describe the professional, ethical, and legal standards applicable to a caregiver of a person with HIV.
  • Appraise the appropriate attitudes and behaviors of caregivers toward people infected with HIV.
  • Relate the comprehensive human services available to assist those living with HIV infection in the District of Columbia.
  • Explain ways in which different team members can work together with the patient to improve adherence.
  • Describe the risk and effect of HIV/AIDS on the general population and people of different ages and racial groups.
  • Explain the use, risks, and benefits of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) treatment.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


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.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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