Maricopa Community Colleges  HES210   19956-20086 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 07/22/08
HES210 19956-20086 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
Making Healthy Decisions: HIV/AIDS
HIV transmission and infection; AIDS-related diseases; prevention resources; effects of HIV/AIDS on society and health care system.
Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
HES210   19956-20086 Making Healthy Decisions: HIV/AIDS
1. Define basic terms related to HIV infection and AIDS. (I)
2. Identify routes of HIV transmission into the body and high risk behaviors. (II)
3. Describe the progression of HIV infection in the human body. (III)
4. Describe AIDS-related illnesses and infections. (IV)
5. Identify the screening and testing procedures for HIV and AIDS. (V, VI)
6. Describe methods to decrease HIV transmission. (VII)
7. Describe social, legal, and health care issues related to the impact of HIV infections and AIDS. (VIII)
8. List local and national resources available to HIV-infected individuals, their families, and significant others. (IX)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
HES210   19956-20086 Making Healthy Decisions: HIV/AIDS
    I. Introduction
        A. Definitions
          1. HIV
          2. AIDS
        B. Current statistics
          1. Local
          2. National
          3. Worldwide
        C. Related terminology
      II. HIV transmission
          A. Body fluids
          B. Body openings
          C. High risk behaviors for HIV transmission
        III. Progression of HIV in body
            A. Immune system
            B. Stages of infection
            C. Signs/symptoms of HIV infection
            D. Communicating about HIV status
          IV. AIDS
              A. Diagnosis
              B. Opportunistic diseases
              C. AIDS-related diseases
              D. Treatment
              E. Survival rates
              F. Research
              G. Communicating about AIDS status
            V. Testing procedures
                A. Anonymous vs confidential
                B. Specific tests
              VI. Screening for HIV
                  A. Blood supply
                  B. Blood donors
                VII. HIV prevention
                    A. Choices regarding sexual behavior
                    B. Sexual practices
                    C. Reducing HIV transmission
                      1. Needle use
                      2. Sport contact
                      3. First aid
                      4. Medical settings
                      5. Work environment
                  VIII. Social, legal, and health care issues
                      A. American Disabilities Act (ADA) policy
                      B. Financial/resource impact on health care system
                      C. Myths associated with HIV/AIDS
                      D. Discrimination against HIV/AIDS infected individuals
                    IX. Resources and support mechanisms
                        A. Support groups and programs on the local, state, and national levels
                        B. Family member/significant other support networks
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