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Distance Learning: HIV Update 2009

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Presenter:  Dr. Claire Hicks

Sponsors: Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
                   Georgia Southern University Multicultural Student Center

Session Description: Georgia is currently ranked 8th in the national number for cumulative HIV/AIDS cases and 5th for the new number of cases each year. With an estimated 6% annual increase of HIV infection within our region, HIV is quickly becoming at the forefront of public health dialog. Dr. Claire Hicks, past Clinical Coordinator for the Georgia Division of Public Health – District 9-2, will present on 2009 HIV Update.

Session Objectives:
Session participants will learn about:

  1. Epidemiology of HIV
  2. History of treatments
  3. Current treatment options
  4. Concerns and issues involving HIV testing

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at

Continuing Education: Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center is a designated provider of Category I continuing education contact hours (CHEC) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1.5 hours Category I CHEC in health education.

Georgia Southern University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide one contact hour of continuing nursing education.