Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

This one day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV.

As a result of this one day training, participants will be able to:

•Recall NY State epidemiology in adults over 50;

•State the most prevalent co-occurring illness and co-morbid conditions among older adults living with HIV;

•Describe ways to address Sex and Prevention Burnout Among Older Adults with HIV;

•Identify strategies that providers can use to address treatment and care issues for adults 50 and over living with HIV;

•Identify social isolation, mental health and substance use issues, that affect older adults living with HIV; and

•Offer strategies that address mental health, substance use, sexual risk, social isolation within this population.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.

Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS

This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to: •Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;

•Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;

•List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;

•Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and

•Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.