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    The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians  with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among older adults. 

    Objectives:

    1. Define several key terms related to substance abuse and HIV risk among older adults & review the epidemiology of substance use and HIV/AIDS in older adults

    2. Discuss the intersection of substance use and HIV/AIDS among older adults

    3. Explain the key concepts of at least three effective behavioral interventions for treating substance using older adults


    The purpose of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of heroin and HIV. 

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Review the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of heroin use.

    2. Explain why and how heroin use increases a user's risk of being exposed to HIV.

    3. Discuss the key concepts of at least three effective behavioral interventions and three medical interventions for heroin addiction.


    The purpose of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of crack/cocaine and HIV.

    By the end of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of crack cocaine and HIV.

    1. Summarize the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of crack/cocaine use.

    2. Discuss at least two ways that crack/cocaine use can lead to increased HIV risk.

    3. Describe at least three specific risk reduction strategies HIV clinicians can use to improve health outcomes for crack/cocaine users.

    This course is designed for doctors to review common questions they may face when working with HIV+ patients. 

    By the end of this training, participants will have a working understanding of the following topics:

    1. Why test for HIV?

    2. Initiating Treatment

    3. Hepatitis C: Key Points



    The purpose of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of alcohol and HIV. 

    By the end of this training, participants will have a working understanding of the following topics:

    1. Summarize the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of alcohol use.

    2. Discuss the intersection of alcohol use and HIV/AIDS.

    3. Describe at least three effective behavioral and three medical interventions for alcohol and addiction.



    The purpose of this course is to provide HIV clinicians with the skills to deliver screening and brief intervention in an HIV care setting.

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the background and rationale for conducting SBIRT in HIV  care and other health settings.

    2. Explaining how to utilize screening procedures to identify patients engaged in at-risk substance use behaviors.

    3. Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing-based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their at-risk behavior and/or seek treatment.



    The purpose of this training is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of how utilizing Substance Abuse Mental Illness Symptoms Screener (SAMISS).

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Define the challenges of co-morbidities and how screening with the SAMISS can help identify HIV positive patients with co-existing mental health and/or substance problems.

    2. Employ SAMISS in demonstrations, role plays and exercises.

    3. Interpret SAMISS and provide patients with tangible referrals to follow-up care and services



    Dr. Bernard Branson presents how to interpret results of the CDC recommended 4th Generation HIV Testing Algorithm which can detect the presence of HIV as early as 15 days after initial infection.