As healthcare professionals, all massage therapists should developing an understanding of HIV and AIDS. Knowing how to minimize your risk of exposure is important, but being comfortable around clients with HIV can be an enriching experience for both client and therapist.
Most continuing education courses on the topic are less than five credit hours and are medically-oriented. In these courses, you will get an overview of the disease and details on exposure control. For a more compassionate look at HIV/AIDs, social enrichment courses can help you understand the emotional impact of the disease and explain how therapeutic massage can benefit those that have been diagnosed with HIV.