Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Print Posttest Study Guide

    2. Required Video: What is #HIV? The Signs and #Symptoms of HIV and How HIV is Transmitted (3:33 minutes)

    3. Required Video: CDC’s HIV Treatment Works—Angie’s Story (2:41 minutes)

    4. The HIV Virus and Current Treatment

    5. Required Reading: HIV Treatment (PDF)

    6. The CDC’s Three Stages of HIV

    7. The Most Common Forms of HIV Transmission in the United States

    8. The Link Between HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    9. Required Video: The Future Looks Bright for Patients with HIV, Here’s Why (7:29 minutes)

    10. Optional CDC Resources

    1. An Overview of Rates of HIV in the United States

    2. Required Reading: US Populations Most Affected by New HIV Diagnoses

    1. Required Fact Sheet: Internalized HIV-Related Stigma (PDF)

    2. Required Video: Faces of HIV—Anthony (6:44 minutes)

    3. Required Video: HIV and Growing Old (6:03 minutes)

About this course

  • $27.00
  • 26 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This is the first module of a two-part series created to meet the required seven hours of HIV and AIDS coursework for California practitioners’ first license renewal. This module briefly reviews the basics of the HIV virus before exploring rates of new HIV infections in the United States based on specific demographics. Readers will read online content, access information and statistics on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, and view several short video clips in which individuals discuss their personal experiences related to living with HIV. Module 2 of this series highlights topics pertaining specifically to psychotherapists, such as legal and ethical considerations in treating individuals who are HIV-positive, stigma related to one’s HIV-positive status, and trauma-informed treatment. To print a certificate of completion, the online posttest must be passed with a score of 80% or better.

Target Audience

This is the first module in a two-part series that meets the mandated seven hours of HIV and AIDS coursework required for the first license renewal of a California licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). For details about continuing education requirements, view the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) “CE Chart.”

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, readers will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the most common forms of HIV transmission in the United States.
  • Identify the link between the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Identify the number of new HIV infections in the United States.
  • Identify the impacts of the disease on those living with HIV, including health issues, stigma, and discrimination.

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