Comprehensive Overview of HIV/AIDS – State of Kentucky Mandatory Training


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe the natural history of HIV infection.
  • Describe behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection.
  • Discuss Infection Control precautions, including Universal/Standard precautions.
  • Describe the procedure for on-the-job exposure to HIV, HBV or HCV.
  • Identify the various acceptable forms of HIV testing in Kentucky.
  • Discuss the 2006 CDC testing recommendations.
  • Discuss recent HIV medication therapies.
  • Outline management of HIV and common co-occurring illnesses.
  • State the HIV/AIDS reporting requirements in Kentucky.
  • Define confidentiality and discrimination as it relates to HIV in Kentucky.
  • Discuss the human impact of HIV/AIDS on the patient and the caregiver.
  • Discuss select populations in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Author and planners of this educational activity attest to no conflicts of interest in the development of this course. They report no relevant financial relationships, and there is no off-label use of products in this course. No commercial support or sponsorship was accepted in the development of this course. Accreditation does not imply endorsement of products by Access Continuing Education, Inc. or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Approved By: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Division of Epidemiology, Kentucky Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Branch, provider number CHFS #0515-1555-M. The "M" in our approval number indicates that this course is multidisciplinary; it one that is appropriate for all professional groups impacted by KRS 214.610/615.
CE Credits:

4.4 Contact Hours; credit available until 05/31/2015

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Cost: $40.00 *NOTE: If your association, employer, or organization is paying for this course, and you log in utilizing the correct procedure provided by your association/employer/organization, you will not be charged upon completion of the test. Be sure to check with your association/employer/organization for the correct login procedure.
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Author: Judy K. Shaw, PhD, ANP-C
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