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HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

Laura More, MSW, LCSW; Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM

Course Abstract

 
 

HIV affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. Unlike other viruses, the body cannot remove HIV completely. Once a person has HIV, it is there for life. The quality – and quantity – of that life will depend on adherence with treatment. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment. 

Course #10-88 | 2015 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions

For a more detailed discussion, see the 3-hour course HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence (these courses contain common material). 

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the HIV Care Cascade
2. List the persons who should be tested for HIV
3. Name the group of persons most likely to be infected with HIV
4. Identify an evidence-based strategy for drug users with HIV
5. List two benefits of the Affordable Care Act for people with HIV
CE INFORMATION

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Professional Development Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education (#3159). OT Content Focus - Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues & Contemporary Issues and Trends. This program is offered for 0.1 CEU. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of OT Practice (#34). Participant successfully completed the required assessment component for this activity.

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Laura More, MSW, LCSW, is a healthcare author and licensed clinical social worker. Laura was one of the founding partners of Care2Learn, a provider of online continuing education courses for the post-acute healthcare industry. She now provides healthcare authoring services. She has authored over 120 online continuing education titles, co-authored evidence-based care assessment area resources and a book, The Licensed Practical Nurse in Long-term Care Field Guide. She is the recipient of the 2010 Education Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Disclosure

Financial: Laura More receives author compensation from Professional Development Resources.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 


Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM, has served in the post-acute care industry in various capacities for 25 years. She developed and managed SNF based rehabilitation programs at the facility and regional level and was one of the founding partners of Care2Learn, a provider of online continuing education courses for the post-acute healthcare industry. In addition, she has worked in acute care, head injury, life care planning, and e-learning. She is currently the Director of Education and Training at American Health Tech, a leading provider of post-acute care integrated software.

Disclosure

Financial
No relevant financial relationship exists. 
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 


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