HIV / AIDS Course > Chapter 1 - Introduction


Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
7 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $35


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Board and Agency Approvals, provider #1613, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (12/15/21 to 12/15/24). Social Workers completing this course receive 7 continuing education credits.

CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 7 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 7 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 7 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

This program will define HIV/AIDS and discuss the history of its origin and how it has spread. This program will also addresses the biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of the virus, clear up some of the myths and misinformation about the virus and help the professional health practitioner attach clients to meaningful resources in combatting this disease. Ethical issues regarding HIV/AIDS are also addressed.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Explain to clients the HIV/AIDS disease
  • Discuss a brief history of the epidemic
  • Identify the physiological characteristics of HIV/AIDS
  • Explain the psychosocial issues seropositive patients present
  • Assess and provide psychosocial services for people living with HIV and AIDS
  • Distinguish between typical myths and misconceptions versus knowledge and facts about HIV/AIDS
  • Recognize and integrate into treatment the changing biopsychosocial impact

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences: A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Approvals
    • Course Objectives

  • Chapter 2. Overview
    • About HIV & AIDS
    • Data & Trends
    • History
    • Making A Difference

  • Chapter 3. HIV Prevention
    • Using HIV Medication to Reduce Risk
    • Reducing Sexual Risk
    • Reducing Risk from Alcohol & Drug Use
    • Reducing Mother-to-Child Risk
    • Potential Future Options

  • Chapter 4. HIV Testing
    • Learn About HIV Testing
    • Just Diagnosed: What’s Next?

  • Chapter 5. Starting HIV Care
    • Find a Provider
    • Getting Ready for Your First Visit

  • Chapter 6. Staying in HIV Care
    • Provider Visits and Lab Test
    • HIV Treatment
    • Other Related Health Issues
  • Chapter 7. Living Well with HIV
    • Taking Care of Yourself
    • Your Legal Rights

  • Chapter 8. Counseling Clients With HIV
    • Staff Training, Attitudes, and Issues
    • Training
    • Attitudes
    • Examining attitudes and skills
    • Issues
    • Special considerations for counselors who treat HIV-infected clients
    • Screening
    • Disclosure Issues
    • HIV/Aids-Specific Counseling Issues
    • Special Populations
    • Group Therapy Strategies
    • Counseling Terminally Ill Clients
    • Assisting Clients in Preparing Their Children for the Loss of a Parent
    • Case Studies

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Update March 2021

HIV / AIDS Course > Chapter 1 - Introduction
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