Natural History of HIV Infection

Offered By

Royal College of Physicians

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Physicians will discuss the natural history of HIV infection including primary infection, clinically asymptomatic and symptomatic stages. It will describe the relationship between CD4 count and risk of opportunistic infections, clinical syndromes and malignancies.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
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Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Categorise the different stages of HIV infection and explain the CDC Classification

Describe the relationship between risk of clinical disease and immunological status

Explain the concept of opportunistic infections and be able to list important examples

List AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies which are increased in HIV

Describe the role of HIV in non-AIDS-defining clinical disease such as cardiovascular, renal, hepatic and bone disease

List factors that are associated with higher risk of rapid progression

Compare and contrast the natural history of HIV-1 and HIV-2