3-hour On-Demand: HIV/AIDS: Diet, Nutrition & Food Safety

Course Description:

  • Although the world is making progress in addressing the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, there are still 33.3 million people affected by it. The HIV infection increases the nutritional requirements and these requirements will change during different stages of the disease. This course reviews the nutritional requirements for the HIV/AIDS patient including diet, nutritional supplement and enteral nutrition needs.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-21-006-H02-P, IRD: 3-25-21, ERD: 3-25-24. Knowledge based activity.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Expiration Date: 3-25-24.
  • Course Objectives :

    • List common metabolic changes associated with the HIV virus.
    • Summarize dietary recommendations for common dyslipidemias seen in HIV patients.
    • State the role of anti-viral therapy in the development of bone loss along with common drug-nutrient interactions.
    • Recognize the key components to be included in the nutrition assessment for patient with HIV/AIDS, including energy requirement, protein needs, and biochemical parameters.
    • Discuss dietary strategies to aid with medication side effects (eg. cachexia, dysphagia).
    • Explain dietary strategies to help support the immune system and prevent oxidative stress.
    • Identify the importance of food safety for the patient with HIV/AIDS.

    Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

    Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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    Who Should Take This Course:

    • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

    Certificate Requirements:

    • Completion of course materials.
    • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

    Faculty: Heather Brady, PhD, RD, LD

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