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NUR146TX - Texas HIV & AIDS: The Basics (1.0 HR)


HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, progressively kills or damages the cells of the body’s immune system inhibiting the ability to fight infections and certain cancers. In the most advanced stage of HIV infection, AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) occurs. This course helps health care workers understand the progression of the disease, at-risk populations, HIV prevention methods, Texas-specific laws regarding HIV, and treatment options.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe and differentiate between HIV and AIDS.
  2. Explain how HIV can be transmitted.
  3. Identify opportunistic infections/diseases that may occur with the HIV patient.
  4. Discuss drug treatment and clinical management of HIV and AIDS.
  5. Discuss methods to prevent transmission of HIV and AIDS and infection control procedures to use in the workplace.
  6. Explain exposure management.
  7. Identify Texas laws concerning the rights of individuals with HIV and behaviors associated with HIV transmission that may be in violation of the State.