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HIV Aids Overview

$24.00 [4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #08-337

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CEU Course Description

This CE course provides information pertaining to: the basics of HIV/AIDS; the HIV life cycle; the stages of infection; HIV testing; FDA-approved HIV medicines and side effects; HIV/AIDS clinical trials; the basics of prevention; prevention of mother-to-child transmission; the basics of treatment; next steps after testing positive for HIV; when to start antiretroviral therapy; selecting a first HIV regimen; drug resistance; HIV medication adherence; steps to take before and after starting HIV medicines; HIV and immunizations; HIV and diabetes, hepatotoxicity, hyperlipidemia, lactic acidosis, lipodystrophy, osteoporosis, and rash; and use of medicines during pregnancy.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the benefits and drawbacks to antiretroviral therapy and explain when someone with HIV should begin taking ART.

2.  Enumerate the ways in which HIV is spread.

3.  Examine the differences in HIV transmission for women when compared to men and explain why these differences are present.

4.  Identify the infection-fighting cells of the immune system that HIV attacks and destroys.

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Board Approval Status

Psychiatric Technicians

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Alaska YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Arizona YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Arkansas YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
California YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Colorado YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Connecticut YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Delaware YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Florida YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Georgia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Hawaii YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Idaho YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Illinois YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Indiana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Iowa YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians approval.
Kentucky YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Louisiana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Maine YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Maryland YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Michigan YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Minnesota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Missouri YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Montana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Nebraska YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Nevada YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Jersey YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Mexico YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New York YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
North Carolina YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
North Dakota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Ohio YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Oregon YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
South Carolina YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
South Dakota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Tennessee YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Texas YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Utah YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Vermont YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Virginia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Washington YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
West Virginia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Wyoming YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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