HIV/AIDS: It Could Happen to You


Credits: 2
Type: Recorded asynchronous distance

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This course focuses on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This course fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals.  

Delivery Method

This course consists of a recorded lecture and posttest. 

Course Level

This course is geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:  

  • Comprehend the history and myths of HIV/AIDS  
  • Describe the modes of HIV/AIDS transmission 
  • Identify HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, treatments and resources 


Mark A. Johnson received his Masters of Science in Social Work Degree (MSSW) from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. He recently retired from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department as a Community Health Planner and at AIDS Volunteers, Inc. as a Prevention Specialist. Mark has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS for over 20 years. 


The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 – 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 general continuing education credits. 

This course is also approved for 2.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board. 

Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, go here 

How to Claim Credit

To receive credit for this course, you must view/complete the entire course, pass the related post-test, and submit a completed course evaluation. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. Your certificate will become available for an automatic download once all of the requirements are complete. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Online courses cannot be cancelled and refunds are not available. 


If you have any questions regarding this course, need assistance registering for it, or experience any technical difficulties with completing it, please contact Chris Dennison at or at (859) 257-2035.