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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 Technician

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Alaska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arizona YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arkansas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
California YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Colorado YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Connecticut YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Delaware YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
District of Columbia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Florida YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Georgia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Hawaii YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Idaho YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Illinois YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Indiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Iowa YES! California BVNPT (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! California BVNPT (V10849)
Louisiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maine YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maryland YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Massachusetts YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Michigan YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Minnesota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Mississippi YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Missouri YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Montana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nebraska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nevada YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Hampshire YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Jersey YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Mexico YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New York YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Ohio YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oklahoma YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oregon YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Pennsylvania YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Rhode Island YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Tennessee YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Texas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Utah YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Vermont YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Washington YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
West Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wisconsin YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wyoming YES! California BVNPT (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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