Online Courses

HIV/AIDS: Co- and Opportunistic Infections

Price: $20.00 CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 2/1/2022

Learn about AIDS-defining infections and the general guidelines to delay or prevent occurrences. The content is organized into three broad sections:

Section One describes some of the more common co-infections, including hepatitis and STDs;

Section Two discusses opportunistic, AIDS-defining infections, including those that are bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitical, as well as several malignancies; and

Section Three provides general guidelines to delay or prevent occurrences of these infections.


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NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe co-infections that complicate HIV infection.
  2. Describe common AIDS-defining illnesses, their diagnoses, and treatments.
  3. Describe lifestyle behaviors that delay (or prevent) AIDS-defining illnesses.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Jeffrey P. Garrett, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

A current member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Jeffery brings to this course his experience and knowledge from the last 15 years of practice devoted to infectious diseases with a special interest in research and treatment of viral infections including: HIV, viral hepatitis and herpes virus disease. He has been with the Orlando Immunology Center since 2011 and has updated this course with the latest information on HIV and AIDS. He received his ARNP/FNP with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Florida State University College of Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing – Summa cum Laude from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, and his Associate Degree in Nursing (RN Track) High Honors from Seminole State College. He also is a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, CCNIP, and the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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