The purpose of this e-learning programme is to provide you with a better understanding of how HIV infection may affect patients you encounter. It will also help you to deal with clinical and practical issues which arise in the acute setting.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- summarise how HIV replicates and affects the immune system
- explain when antiretroviral therapy should be started and the main parameters that should be monitored
- state the main classes and combinations of antiretroviral therapy, and their most common side-effects
- describe prophylaxis and treatment for three opportunistic infections
- explain when post-exposure prophylaxis is indicated and how to access it in an emergency within your workplace
- briefly discuss the approach to the treatment of HIV infection in pregnant women
- apply your knowledge to two or more HIV case studies: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, confidentiality, tuberculosis, post-exposure prophylaxis.
How to use this programme
On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Pre-registration trainees
- CPPE registrants