Brain Health, Cognition, and Mental Health - CNE

Conditions affecting mood and cognition can impact quality of life for people with HIV as they age into older adulthood. This learning activity will provide an overview of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND), as well as other conditions that may impact mood and cognition. Strategies for assessing and managing these conditions will be reviewed. The impact of living with these conditions will be highlighted through a patient’s personal perspective

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the neurologic complications seen in older adults with HIV
  • To identify ways to screen for cognitive impairment in people aging with HIV
  • To discuss the impact of mental health on people aging with HIV

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Information

You may notice the terms nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) replacing nursing continuing education (CNE). This is primarily a change in terminology as directed by our accrediting body, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This change is accepted by licensing boards and others who require proof of continuing education. Contact hours will continue to be the measure of credit earned, one contact hour of NCPD is the new term for one hour of CNE. Generally, one hour of content equals one contact hour.

The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) will provide 1 contact hour of NCPD ( formerly known as CNE) on completion of this module. To claim NCPD, participants must receive a passing score of 80% on the module post-test and complete a brief evaluation.

Resources: An updated list of resources are available at the Activity home page.


August 3, 2022


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