The course begins with a brief overview of HIV infection, then moves on to a discussion of screening and diagnosis. Counseling and referral to support services are covered, as are management of sex and injection drug partners, and STD testing during HIV care. HIV infections in pregnant women and in children are considered. A table provides STD treatment guidelines.
This course is based upon material published on the CDC website and is available as an open access article.
This course on HIV detection, counseling, and referral is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of many facets of HIV care and management. The course material includes a review of screening, diagnosing, counseling, and referral for HIV. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
Authors: Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding HIV. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe screening protocols used in the diagnosis of HIV infection
- Identify the signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection
- Recognize the need for counseling and support services for persons with HIV infection
Citation: DiDona, T. (2018). HIV Infection: Detection, Counseling and Referral. compiled from sources including Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved October 10, 2017 from https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/hiv.htm#a6