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Do You Work with High-Risk Pregnant Women?

9/19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

One of the greatest successes in HIV prevention in New York State has been reducing the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. However, cases of MTCT continue to occur each year. This training is for non-physician health and human services providers who work with pregnant women who may have issues with substance use, mental health, homelessness or incarceration. In many instances these women are known to providers, but there are missed opportunities for engaging them in prenatal care, HIV testing and other supportive services. This training will describe how you can play a role in reducing HIV MTCT.

As a result of this half-day training, participants will be able to: describe the epidemiological trends and factors related to mother to child transmission of HIV in New York State; list factors which have contributed to a decrease in MTCT; describe NYSDOH regulations related to reducing MTCT; discuss the impact of staff values and attitudes on delivery of services to high risk pregnant women; recall factors that may contribute to continued MTCT; list strategies to promote access to HIV testing for high risk pregnant women; and treatment adherence, access to care, and support services for HIV positive pregnant women.
Prerequisite: None.
Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with HIV positive and/or at-risk women of child-bearing age including, outreach workers, case managers, social workers, drug treatment program staff, support services providers, staff who implement HIV prevention interventions and others.
Fall 2011 Dates: September 19, 2011 (1pm-4pm) Hawthorne

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40 Saw Mill River Rd.
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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(914) 345-8888