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Online HIV/AIDS Care Integration Training_Praxis Public Training
From 2014-2017, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health attributes to injection drug use exposures increased from 5 to 17 percent. Additional spikes are being investigated in Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, and Worcester.

This training introduces the history of HIV including stigma surrounding the epidemic, how HIV progresses and disrupts a healthy immune system, and how to support clients at risk of living with HIV/AIDS. To learn more about this training, review the agenda.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

- Explain how HIV disrupts a healthy immune system
- Identify how HIV is transmitted
- Describe the disease progression of HIV & AIDS
- Identify the demographics of new HIV cases and factors that affect it
- Identify harm reduction strategies to reduce risk of HIV transmission
- Review the process and benefits of HIV testing
- Explain the treatment mechanism of HIV medications and the role they play in protecting the immune system and reducing transmission
- Employ key discussion points for educating clients on HIV & AIDS treatment and prevention

*Please note, you must attend the entire 90-minute virtual training in order to receive credit. CEs are available for social workers, addiction professionals, and nurses.

**Every individual will have to register with their own name and email and access the training using their individual link they receive by email upon registration. DO NOT share links with one another or you will not be able to receive credit.

Sep 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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