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Degree in clinical medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or lab
Basic training and clinical experience in HIV prevention, care, and treatment

About this course

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Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is a critical tool in the fight against the global HIV epidemic.  With ART, antiretroviral drugs are used to suppress the HIV virus, stop the progression of the disease, and prevent onward transmission.

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs in the fight against HIV. This course will equip health workers with the skills they need to use antiretroviral therapy for HIV treatment and prevention according to these updated clinical guidelines.

Taught by clinical experts in HIV and global health, the course is self-directed to accommodate individual schedules.

What you'll learn

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  • Key recommendations for HIV testing services, treatment and prevention
  • How to conduct initial evaluation and follow-up for PLHIV
  • The standard package of care for PLHIV
  • Adherence preparation, monitoring and support
  • Antiretroviral therapies for various ages
  • Co-infection prevention and management
  • ARV usage for post-exposure prophylaxis

Meet your instructors

Susan Michaels-Strasser
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Columbia University
ICAP at Columbia University
Columbia University

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