HIV/AIDS: Immune Function and Nutrition - CHES27

HIV/AIDS: Immune Function and Nutrition

by Kaitlin Callahan, RDN
(4.4 / 141 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (4.00 CECH)

Price: $69.00
CE-PRO Price: $34.50


HIV/AIDS continues to affect people worldwide. Nutrition’s role in HIV/AIDS continues to evolve as the medical treatment progresses and changes, especially considering medications that have made HIV/AIDS a chronic disease. The importance of adequate nutrition status to maintain immunity in relation to the HIV virus is vital to health. Components of nutrition assessments and interventions to improve outcomes in patients with HIV/AIDS are described, including nutrition management of HIV/AIDS as a chronic disease.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform healthcare providers about the relationship between HIV/AIDS and nutrition to develop best practices, recommendations, and nutrition education to better meet the nutritional needs of patients with HIV/AIDS. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Compare a healthy immune system with an immune system damaged by HIV.
  • Identify the necessary components of a nutrition assessment for patients with HIV/AIDS, including estimated energy and protein needs, biochemical parameters, and medications (including side effects).
  • Determine appropriate nutrition interventions for a patient with HIV/AIDS, including pregnant women, to minimize side effects of antiretroviral therapy and to maximize immune function.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions including dietitians and health educators.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 11/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/27/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Andrenett D - McDonough, GA  ·  May 01, 2020
a lot of information to take in, presented well, to many numbers to remember but content was well put.
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Carole M - Riverview , FL  ·  Apr 22, 2020
a little too much information for just one course. Nutrition is my weak point.
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BRIAN W - Hockessin, DE  ·  Apr 16, 2020
This was a good overview on HIV nutritional issues
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Wendy M - mesa, AZ  ·  Feb 26, 2020
very informative. will read again. Great content.
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Linda B - Aurora, UT  ·  Feb 26, 2020
was very informative and taught me alot about the disease process and what I can do to help my mbrs with this condition
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Price: $69.00
CE-PRO Price: $34.50