Online Courses

HIV/AIDS: Co- and Opportunistic Infections

Price: $16.00
Nursing CE: 2.00   Imaging CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 1/1/2026

This course is designed for healthcare professionals as well as anyone interested in learning more about the infections associated with HIV/AIDS. 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.

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.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

NOTE for Imaging: 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. You must be licensed in the state of Florida to report an activity that is only approved by the state. If this activity is also approved by an organization that ARRT has approved to evaluate CE, select that organization’s name, as opposed to the state licensing agency name.

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This course reports to CE Broker

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.

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

Marika Whitaker, DNP, MHA, RN

Marika Whitaker has been nursing faculty in the Department of Nursing at Adventist University of Health Sciences now AdventHealth University since 2009. Ms. Whitaker became a nurse in 2001, graduating from Seminole Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Marika’s specialty is emergency medicine with 18 years of experience. In 2008 Marika obtained a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing (BSN), and in 2010 received a Master in the Science of Nursing (MSN) and a Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Phoenix. In 2010, Marika became nursing faculty at AdventHealth University. Marika has remained nursing faculty teaching various nursing courses: Adult Health 1, Pharmacology, Informatics, and Foundations of Nursing. In 2021, Marika completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with her scholarly project focusing on healthcare organization system changes to increase cardiac rehabilitation enrollment in the acute care setting.

Disclosures

This author has disclosed there are no conflicts of interest nor commercial bias in her presentation.

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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 and case studies.
  • Participate and pass all Self-Checks and Post Test(s).
  • 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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