HIV/AIDS: Immune Function and Nutrition - RD27

HIV/AIDS: Immune Function and Nutrition

by Kaitlin Callahan, RDN
(4.4 / 361 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (4.00 CPEU)

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
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested learning codes: 2060, 5250 and performance indicator 4.1.1. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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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Joyce C - Canyon Lake, TX  ·  Dec 20, 2019
Learned some things about HIV/AIDS that I did not know before.
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Teresa S - Lubbock, TX  ·  Dec 10, 2019
very difficult. luckily we are able to take the test more than once. Learning about ART and the other aspects was enlightening and useful.
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Julie P - Reynoldsburg, OH  ·  Oct 18, 2019
A lot of information to try to understand
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Allison L - Jackson, MI  ·  Oct 08, 2019
Very informative learning module, which taught me a great deal and will be useful if/when I meet patients with HIV/AIDS.
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Brittany A - Windsor, CO  ·  Sep 30, 2019
I have had multiple patients with HIV and aids and this training was useful to treat them
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Price: $69.00
CE-PRO Price: $34.50