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Vaccines in HIV-positive adults (E-Learning Module 9)

This module is based on the BHIVA guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015.

Objectives of the package and educational value to the user

Participants are expected to be familiar with or have read the British HIV Association guidelines British HIV Association guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015. On completion of this module, participants will be able to describe, with reference to HIV-positive adults:

  • The general principles concerning vaccination

  • The indications and contraindications for administering vaccines, including the selective use of live vaccines

  • Geographical, occupational and other transmission risks of infectious diseases for which vaccines are available

  • The use of screening to identify suitable vaccine recipients

  • Vaccination and re-vaccination schedules for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis

-  It is expected that it should take each participant approximately 3 hours to study the guidelines and answer all 10 questions. 
-  There is a time limit of 2 hours to answer all questions once you have started. 
-  There is also a form for you to provide feedback at the end, which must be completed within this time.
-  Once you have completed the feedback form, you will immediately be taken to a page showing your results.
-  The pass mark is 65% and, if successful and a BHIVA member, you will be sent a certificate.


In order to obtain RCP CPD accreditation for BHIVA e-learning modules, participants are now requested to access the RCP self-accreditation site and enter their CPD points (3 hours = 3 CPD points).


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  Click here to download and study the guidelines

Click here to begin (2 hours to answer 10 Questions)