HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update for Florida Health Professionals

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Release date: 12/20/2022

Expiration date: 6/1/2024


This course is designed to meet the 1-hour HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for health professionals licensed in the state of Florida. Information regarding the prevention, transmission, control, diagnosis and treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is provided. The legal aspects for Florida health care professionals are also discussed. New antiviral agents and use and clinical trial data are continually reshaping the therapeutic management of this infection.


This course is designed to provide HIV/AIDS continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals.


Upon completion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, and diagnosis of AIDS.
  • Identify methods of HIV transmission and prevention techniques.
  • Explain the difference between HIV and AIDS including clinical management.
  • Cite strategies for preventing the spread of HIV and treatment modalities.
  • Describe laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand Florida Law as it relates to HIV testing.


In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].

CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.  This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hours.


Credit being awarded: 1.0 ANCC contact hours

FL Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560. This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.


FL Laboratory

Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Provider #JP346. 1.0 contact hours.

FL Occupational Therapy

Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, Provider # 29. Approved for 1.0 contact hour.


Florida Department of Health: BAP 30. Approved for 1.0 clock hour.

FL Physical Therapy

AKH is approved as a provider of continuing education through the FL Board of Nursing. The FL Physical Therapy Board accepts this program for mandatory requirements.


Deborah Brabham, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Dr. Brabham is the owner and CEO of DeRBee Nursing Education Mentoring and Partnership Network. Deborah started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Committed to life-long learning, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in Nursing Education from Jacksonville University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Nursing Education at Nova Southeastern University. Deborah is a Certified Nurse Educator and believes that every student/learner has a unique ability to learn.


Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Continuing Education & Compliance

Dorothy Duffy, RPh – Pharmacy Reviewer

Michele Bielarski, RN – Nurse Reviewer

AKH and CE University staff and planners


None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


There is no commercial support for this activity.


This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.