Participant Application Date: 22-Jan-21 to 16-Feb-21
Course Dates: 05-Apr-21 to 13-Jun-21
Fee: (N17,188 if participants ≥50. If less participants enroll, then final fee per participant may increase)
This course provides a global perspective on the diagnoses and clinical management of HIV. Learn from experts in the field, who provide real world examples of diagnosing and treating HIV and STIs in both resource-rich and resource-constrained settings, with a focus on using US-based guidelines. You'll collaborate with participants from more than 30 other countries in this course.
This online graduate-level course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments.
You can participate in this course as an independent participant (fees: between $199 - $299) or as part of Havron eLearning Hub. Participating under Havron eLearning Hub provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs.
The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.
Diagnosing HIV and the Initial Evaluation of HIV-Infected patient
- Conduct an initial history & physical of a newly diagnosed HIV-infected patient.
- Stage patients’ HIV disease severity based on both CDC and WHO HIV classifications.
Opportunistic Infections 1: Non-Neuro, non-TB
- Outline the diagnosis and management of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex, Candidal esophagitis, and Cytomegalovirus disease in patients with AIDS.
- Explain the key and expanded role of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in the resource-limited setting.
Intro to Antiretroviral Therapy
- Describe the goals of antiretroviral therapy and indications for starting
- Identify the distinguishing features of each class of antiretrovirals, as well as the pros/cons of different regimens.
Opportunistic Infections 2: TB, Cryptococcus, Toxoplasmosis and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
- Describe the management of cerebral toxoplasmosis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and Cryptococcal meningitis.
- Explain the interaction between HIV and TB, and the principles of TB treatment in the HIV-infected patient.
HIV-associated Malignancies & Dermatology
- Identify the key clinical features of the major AIDS-defining malignancies: Kaposi’s sarcoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Primary CNS lymphoma.
- Recognize and recall common themes in HIV-related skin disease.
Antiretrovirals: Adverse Effects, Drug Resistance, and Drug Interactions
- Describe the adverse effects of antiretroviral agents – both common and severe.
- Outline the indications for HIV resistance testing as well as the approach in resource-limited settings when such testing is not available.
Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV-infected Patients
- Identify the most common STI syndromes.
- Differentiate between the syndromic versus etiologic approach to management of STIs in HIV-infected patients.
- Contrast the natural history and manifestations of HIV in infants and children from that of adults.
- Describe the unique challenges in diagnosis and management in pediatric HIV, particularly from global perspective.
Post-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV and Preventive Care
- Outline the strategies to reduce secondary HIV transmission, starting with the infected patient.
- Recognize the indications for post-exposure prophylaxis for both occupational and sexual HIV exposures.
HIV Vertical Transmission and Pregnancy
- Discuss the risk factors for mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), as well as the interventions to prevent MTCT in both US and resource-limited settings.