ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

FL: HIV, 3 units

This course meets the HIV 3-unit continuing education requirement for the following healthcare professions in the State of Florida: nursing, CNAs, PT, OT, respiratory therapy, massage therapy, clinical lab personnel, athletic training, podiatry, dietietics and nutrition, midwifery, medical physics, electrology, EMTs, and paramedics. If you need only one unit, please go to our Florida HIV-1 course offering.

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education ( and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.


  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: September 1, 2019
  • Course price: $24

Course Summary

Comprehensive discussion of HIV and AIDS in Florida, including the cause and mechanism of HIV infection, basic components of HIV antibody testing and confirmation, and initial evaluation and clinical management of HIV patients.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client factors Category 3—Professional Issues

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS.
  • Identify the cause of HIV infection and the mechanisms of infection and transmission of HIV.
  • Outline the basic components of HIV antibody testing and confirmation.
  • Describe infection control practices shown to prevent transmission of HIV.
  • Discuss managing a possible occupational exposure to HIV.
  • Explain the initial evaluation and clinical management of HIV patients, including antiretroviral therapy.
  • Identify the special populations who may be especially vulnerable to HIV-infection.
  • Spell out HIV prevention strategies, including behavioral change management and needle exchange programs.
  • Discuss the psychosocial issues associated with HIV and AIDS infection.
  • Name the main components of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act.

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