Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Complacency

1h 5m
CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 November 2017
Expires 17 December 2017

Course Overview

There is no place for complacency in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In this Course, learn about the global HIV situation and the role of healthcare professionals in stopping the spread of this disease.

Topics include:

  • What is HIV?
  • Why HIV is hard to beat
  • National (Australian) and international HIV situation
  • HIV prevention and treatment

Target audience

Healthcare professionals working across all areas of practice.


Equip healthcare professionals working across various areas of practice with current insight and knowledge about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), its impact and management.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection rates in Australia have recently risen by 10%− a rate increase that hasn’t been seen for 20 years. Nurses and the general public may have become complacent about this potentially deadly virus that affected 35.3 million people in 2012, according to WHO global statistics. With HIV listed as the sixth leading cause of death in the world, it is essential that nurses maintain current, factual knowledge of HIV and remain up-to-date with current treatment and prevention strategies. Nurses have a vital role in community awareness and health promotion, as well as being able to effectively care for people currently living with HIV.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

Learning Outcomes
  • Define what HIV and AIDS are and explain how the virus works
  • Explain the current national and international HIV situation
  • Describe key principles in the prevention of HIV and AIDS
  • Identify current and emerging treatment options for HIV and AIDS

The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.

  • Video Recording Completed: 15/10/2014
  • Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Course First Published: 13/11/2017
  • Course Reviewed: N/A
  • Course Republished: N/A
  • Course Expiry Date: 17/12/2017
  • Corrections / changes made: N/A

This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 17/12/2017 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.

CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 November 2017
17 December 2017
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