Multidisciplinary Core Seminar: Current Approaches to HIV Care

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Slides from a 2-day training program for primary health and social service providers, which combines recent research with practical guidelines for a comprehensive approach to the care of persons with HIV and their families.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current trends in the epidemic and implications for patient care
  • Describe the clinical course of HIV and common manifestations associated with it
  • Describe laboratory tests used to diagnose HIV and assess a patient's status
  • Explain current recommendations for managing the primary care of patients with HIV
  • Explain current HIV treatment guidelines for the use and monitoring of antiretroviral therapy in patients with HIV
  • Describe the common legal, emotional, and psycho-social issues that affect patient care
  • Identify patient issues/concerns that affect the primary care of persons with HIV infection
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