HIV AIDS Clinical Care - Testing and Assessment

$12.00 | CEU Hours:4.00 | Intermediate

 

CEU Course Description

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on the initial and interim history, physical examination, and laboratory tests; HIV classification; CD4 and viral load monitoring; risk of HIV progression and indications for ART; early HIV infection; expedited HIV testing; resistance testing; and the Karnofsky performance scale.

Article Author:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the items that should be recorded at each visit.

2.  Explain the rationale for a CD4 count.

3.  Investigate the consequences that higher plasma viral loads are associated with.

4.  Identify, according to the HHS guidelines, which factors or coexisting conditions signal the need for speedier initiation of therapy.

5.  Describe the ramifications that potential advantages of ART for primary infection must be weighed against.

Date Added: 2015-10-10

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