This course requires basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS characteristics, epidemiology, and treatment. Students will be oriented to the historical and current trends in HIV counseling interventions in the United States. Students will become familiar with and gain an understanding of evidence based counseling protocols and best practice recommendations. Students will apply their knowledge in practice through a series of interactive group activities and structured and unstructured role plays to develop basic client centered counseling skills for working with clients with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other STIs. Students will learn about universal precautions, confidentiality and other legal issues involved in HIV/AIDS service work. Local HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other STI referral services will be reviewed. The course will also provide information about diverse populations affected by HIV/AIDS.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.