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Effects of Alcohol and HIV Infection on the Central Nervous System

Author: Dieter J. Meyerhoff, Ph.D.

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course summarizes information regarding the prevalence of alcohol abuse among HIV-infected people as well as current knowledge regarding the separate and combined effects of HIV infection and alcohol use on the brain and the immune system. The course then reviews the relationship among alcohol use, adherence to HIV treatment regimens, and HIV disease progression.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Prevalence of Chronic Alcohol Use Among the HIV-Infected Population
  • Biological and Immunological Effects of HIV Infection and Chronic Alcohol Use
  • Effects of Alcohol on the Immune System
  • Effects of Combined HIV Infection and Alcohol Use on the Immune System
  • Effects of HIV Infection and Alcohol Abuse on the CNS
  • CNS Effects of Combined HIV Infection and Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how many HIV-infected patients develop an alcohol use disorder.
  • Identify which treatment regimen can reduce the patient's risk of opportunistic infections.
  • Identify which scan measures mainly water.
  • Describe which brain region becomes involved only during advanced stages of HIV disease.

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