Dec 15, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED 424 - AMBULATORY HIV CARE

[152 Hours]
Following participation in this rotation, the student will be able to: Integrate the concepts of etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and preventive measures involved in HIV infection. Conduct an effective risk assessment. Recognize the importance of pre/post HIV test counseling. Perform a history and physical exam as part of the work up of a newly diagnosed HIV disease. Interpret symptoms, signs and diagnostic tests in staging HIV diseases. Discuss and utilize current guidelines for care of the early symptomatic HIV-positive individual, male and female. Introduction to current guidelines for HAART Therapy. Exposure to monitoring side effects of HAART Therapy. Use of resistance testing. Discuss the prophylaxis and treatment of the most common opportunistic infections. Experience the multi-disciplinary HIV Primary Care model, including the role of nurse practitioners, social workers, case manager, and health educators.