MIMS Education

A Primary Care Approach to HIV & AIDS

A Primary Care Approach to HIV & AIDS

Infectious DiseasesInternal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

HIV infection is a preventable but incurable disease. Unfortunately, there are 1.5 million newly infected people with HIV in 2020, with the Philippines having the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific. Several systems are in place to help mitigate this growing epidemic. HIV care requires a multi-disciplinary approach that combines the efforts of all health care professionals in different phases of disease management from prevention, detection, treatment, and monitoring. This e-learning module summarizes the biology of HIV and AIDS, the different HIV programs and services available, and reviews the role of family physicians in HIV and AIDS management.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
  • understand the HIV situation in the country
  • know the existing policy framework and guidelines related to the HIV program
  • review the basic concepts of HIV disease, its prevention, and treatment
  • recognize the role of family physicians in HIV care

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology of HIV & AIDS
  • HIV-related Policies and Guidelines: Global AIDS Strategy, Republic Act 11166
  • Combination Prevention
  • Modalities of HIV Testing
  • Treatment, Care and Support
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Role of Family Physicians in HIV Management
  • Referral Network
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Primary Care

1 CPD Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

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