Wednesday, 22. April 2020, The Center for Arts at the Armory, Praxis Regional Training: Boston MA: HIV/AIDS Care Integration

from 22. April 2020 - 9:00 till 12:00

The Center for Arts at the Armory

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Event description
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 three-hour 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:

Describe—simply—the workings of a healthy immune system

Explain how HIV can disrupt a healthy immune system

Describe how HIV is transmitted

Describe disease progression from HIV to AIDS

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Explain at least five harm reduction strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV

Explain the process and benefits of HIV testing

Discuss benefits of PrEP

Demonstrate how to assess a client’s risk for acquiring an HIV infection

Use key discussion points for teaching clients about HIV/AIDS infections and prevention

Praxis Regional Training: Boston MA: HIV/AIDS Care Integration, The Center for Arts at the Armory event

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