Course details / HIV and psychological complaints

About this course

Psychological symptoms are common in people living with HIV. A high proportion of people living with HIV suffer from one or more psychological symptoms during the course of their infection. Psychological complaints are not always recognized by general practitioner, HIV counselors and patients, which leads to under diagnosis and under treatment. This course highlights common psychological conditions such as depressive symptoms and depression, personality disorders, sexual and relationship problems, excessive alcohol and drug use, and anxiety symptoms. This course is developed for HIV counselors and general practitioners and highlights the need for better psychological diagnoses and to increase knowledge about psychological issues in people living with HIV.

Who is this course for?

This course was especially developed for general practitioners and HIV counselors in the Netherlands.

What you will learn

The course covers topics such as the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and psychological complaints; and interventions that target behavioral problems. You will learn about the important relationship between HIV and psychological issues, and the impact of psychosocial problems on the prognosis and treatment of people living with HIV. You will be able to recognize psychological problems; and be aware of treatment and referral options. You will gain insights into your own thoughts and feelings towards people living with HIV with psychological problems.

What you get

Join the course and you will receive:

  • A personal account to access the e-learning platform
  • Lifelong access to the course
  • Modules written by renowned experts
  • Additional information in guidelines, references, videos and figures
  • Interactive test questions and exams
  • Test score overview
  • Support via an e-tutor
  • A certificate

How it works

Your mentor

The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:

Alyanne Boon

Alyanne Boon
Project manager

Mental health Infectious diseases

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Subject HIV and mental health
Target group General practitioners and HIV counselors in the Netherlands
Commitment 12.0 hours
Number of modules 8
Languages Dutch
Price (in Euros) Contact Health[e]Foundation for more details

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