World AIDS Day

Des Moines , IA US
December 1, 2015

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An estimated 1.1 million people are currently living with HIV in the U.S. and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV.

Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment. There are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. But despite this, people still do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the infection. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

Target Audience

Open to all members of the DMU and Des Moines community.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS - including transmission, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today.
  2. Discuss current recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment, and counseling services.
  3. Provide a platform for patients to discuss care delivery with current and future health care providers.

Join us for a panel discussion as we focus on how to increase awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

  • Holly Hanson, MA, CPM
    Ryan White Part B Program Manager, Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Mark Hillenbrand, MSW, LISW
    Mental Health Therapist and Founder of Authentic Freedom Counseling Center
  • David Yurdin, PA-C, AAHIVMS
    HIV Clinical Director for Primary Health Care
  • An Individual Taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • 1-2 Individuals living with HIV/AIDS

Practice Gaps

HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus which attacks the body's immune system — the body's defense against diseases. HIV can be passed on through infected bodily fluids, most commonly via sex without a condom or by sharing infected needles, syringes or other injecting drug equipment. There are now more people than ever living with HIV and many of them are unaware they have the virus.

Here are a few more facts about HIV:

  • Over 90% of people with HIV were infected through sexual contact
  • You can now get tested for HIV using a saliva sample
  • HIV is not passed on through spitting, biting or sharing utensils
  • Only 1% of babies born to HIV positive mothers have HIV
  • You can get the results of an HIV test in just 15-20 minutes
  • There is no vaccine and no cure for HIV

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. An estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 35 million people have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.


Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Social Worker: NASW has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 1.25 hour of continuing education.
  • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON
  • 1.25 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/01/2015 - 11:45am CST
Event ends: 
12/01/2015 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines , IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON
  • 1.25 NASW


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