Understanding HIV/AIDS in the Elderly Training

Course

The following Understanding HIV/AIDS in the Elderly Training will educate healthcare providers (HCP) on the basics of HIV and AIDS. As the prevalence of HIV?AIDS continues to impact diverse age groups, it is crucial for healthcare professionals to be well-informed about the unique challenges and considerations associated with the elderly population. This course, designed for caregivers, healthcare providers, and support staff, delves into the complexities of HIV/AIDS in older adults, offering valuable insights and practical strategies for effective management and compassionate care. In this training, we will explore the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among the elderly, identify common symptoms and diagnostic challenges, and discuss the latest advancements in treatment options. Additionally, we will also address the stigma and discrimination often faced by older adults with HIV/AIDS, and highlight the importance of creating supportive environments that promote dignity and respect.

What you will learn:

  • Trends of HIV/AIDS among the elderly
  • Unique symptoms in older adults
  • Current treatments for HIV/AIDS
  • Effective prevention strategies
  • The impact of stigma
  • Legal rights of elderly patients with HIV/AIDS

Details

Course length: 1 hour and 45 minutes; CME: 1.75

Languages: American English

Key features: Audio narration, learning activity, and post-assessment.

American Medical Compliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Our Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare providers to improve patient care outcomes. Through high-quality educational activities, we aim to address the identified educational gaps and to support the continuous professional development of our medical community. American Medical Compliance designates this activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim this credit for their complete participation in this activity.

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What is HIV?

Furthermore, HIV attacks the immune system, specifically targeting CD4 cells (T cells), which are crucial for a robust immune response. If left untreated, HIV reduces the number of these cells, making the body more vulnerable to infections and certain cancers. Moreover, people can transmit HIV through contact with infected body fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. In addition, the most common methods of transmission include unprotected sexual contact, sharing needles or syringes, and from mother to child during childbirth or breastfeeding. There are two main stages of HIV infection.

The initial stage occurs within 2-4 weeks after exposure to the virus.

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