Although people with HIV and AIDS are living longer and with more vigor than in the past, this disease continues to plague the lives of individuals of all ages, their families, and society. Florida requires that all licensed healthcare providers remain updated on the current information about HIV/AIDS. This information includes the Florida laws regarding testing, access to medical care, and confidentiality. Methods for effectively controlling the spread of infection and maintaining the safety of caregivers is described, as well as information regarding medication management.
The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ clinical knowledge of patients with HIV/AIDS and to meet Florida state relicensure requirements for healthcare professionals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the effect of ART (antiretroviral therapy), including HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), on mortality, morbidities, and prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
- Identify major infection control measures for HIV.
- Identify Florida-specific legislation about HIV testing, confidentiality and access to medical care.
Level of Instruction: Basic
This course is designed for laboratory professionals.
Gannett Education is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E..®) Program (provider #249).
249-234-12 "Florida Update - HIV/AIDS in the New Millennium" is approved 06-15-2012 to 06-15-2014.
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # FBN 50-1489).