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HIV / AIDS Comprehensive 7 Hour Course

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The course provides “practical recommendations regarding the most simple and efficient ways of integrating both behavioral counseling and medical interventions as prevention tools into clinical practice”.  The authors accomplish this by explaining to how to identify risk behaviors, implement behavior-changing counseling techniques and finally to utilize medical intervention strategies for the prevention of HIV infection.  This is followed by a review of the impact of HIV and AIDS in Women followed by a review of the HIV/ AIDS in Hispanics in publications produced by the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control.  These newly published documents, provide timely and accurate information regarding the relationship between HIV infection and women and HIV infection and Hispanics.  It provides the practitioner with a great deal of much-needed information.

The course first provides the practitioner with an overview of the immune system and how it works.  This basic biology overview provides a framework for understanding infection and disease progression in HIV infected individuals.  A basic overview of HIV and AIDS is then presented.  This is followed by strategies that clinicians can use to help their clients reduce the spread of infection are also reviewed.  The course ends with in-depth information regarding women and Hispanics with HIV/AIDS.  

This course was specifically designed to meet the initial licensure requirements for clinical social workers, mental health counselors and educational psychologists in the state of California.  However, numerous states require HIV/AIDS education as part of continuing education for licensed professionals and this course is likely to meet or exceed the requirements of your state as well. 

This course is based on multiple documents published by some of the most reliable sources of medical information.    It is designed to be a comprehensive overview of HIV and AIDS and provides a clinician with in-depth information regarding the nature of the disease, prevention strategies for clinicians and special populations of HIV infected individuals including women and Hispanics. 

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and certified addictions counselors can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionist who may work with clients who are at risk for HIV and AIDS.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who need a comprehensive review of HIV and AIDS from multiple perspectives. 

*This course has been updated with relevant information for 2018

Authors:  DiDona, PhD  – complied from multiple sources The National Library of Medicine – data from the Centers for Disease Control AIDS.info and SAMHSA

Learning Objectives:  This 7-hour course will provide a professional with a comprehensive review of HIV and AIDS. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Identify the characteristics of HIV/AIDS.
  • Recognize the methods of treatment for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify special populations with HIV/AIDS and their specific characteristics.
  • Describe strategies that clinicians can use to help their clients reduce the spread of infection. 
  • Recognize differences in how HIV and AIDS may occur in women. 
  • Recognize differences in how HIV and AIDS may occur in Hispanics. 


DiDona, T.M. 2018.  HIV AIDS 7 hour Comprehensive Course.  Complied from multiple sources including the CDC, SAMSHA and AIDS.info 

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This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
  • Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 190
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
  • New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.

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