Effects of Alcohol and HIV Infection on the Central Nervous System
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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.
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.
- 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
- 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.