Describe the effects alcohol and drug usage can have on the HIV and AIDS disease process in patients.
Describe the roles alcohol and drug usage have in the contracting of HIV.
List the members involved in the collaborative care of patients with HIV and AIDS.
Describe some of the common myths about HIV and AIDS.
Describe the risk factors associated with contracting HIV.
Identify preventative measures to avoid contracting HIV.
List the items included on an HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment Checklist.
Describe HIV infection preventative measures.
Identify the goals of risk-reduction counseling.
Describe the process of testing for HIV infection.
Describe the factors involved in HIV pre- and post-test counseling.
Identify the requirements for reporting HIV and AIDS test results.
Generally describe how HIV is medically monitored.
Describe how clinicians can increase client’s adherence to HIV medication regimens and compliance with prescribed care plans.
Describe how the client’s gender, culture and sexuality orientation influence their compliance with treatment.
List events which may initiate client relapse.
Describe relapse prevention techniques.
Describe the counselor’s role in supporting the client with HIV or AIDS cope with issues of death, dying, grief and bereavement.
Identify steps involved in case management for the client with HIV or AIDS.
Identify the legal regulations and processes in place to protect and assist clients HIV or AIDS.