Posts Tagged ‘STIs’

New Podcast Episode: Testing for STDs: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Peer Health Alliance Podcast

In this episode of the PHA (Peer Health Alliance) Podcast, the team discusses all you need to know about getting tested for HIV, Hep C and other Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Listen and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify.

NYS Issues Urgent Warning About Syphilis

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Infectious syphilis is increasing in New York State, with a 13% increase in New York City and a 44% increase in upstate New York between 2013 and 2014. In many areas, the number of cases has more than doubled in this period. The highest burden of cases is seen in New York City and surrounding counties (which would include the Hudson Valley). Cases are mainly among males, especially gay men and men who have sex with men.

We encourage everyone to be aware of the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of syphilis. Having unprotected sex, multiple sex partners, or a new sex partner can all increase the risk of syphilis infection, as well as other STI’s and HIV.To learn more about syphilis, visit our RPI team or http://bit.ly/NYSDOHSyph. Call (845) 471-0707 x12 to schedule a test, or stop in at one of our testing events. You can also check out the basics on our website.

 

Service Providers’ Brief About the Female Condom (Webinar)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

A Service Providers’ Brief about the Female Condom

This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the female condom and describe the role service providers’ play in promoting its use. The female condom is the only female-initiated, physical barrier methods currently available, and as such is an important tool when exploring safer sex options.

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

· Identify the major findings from the New York State Female Condom Research Project

· Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom

· Identify the advantages of female condom use and describe ways to motivate client interest and use.

· Identify and address common barriers to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex.

· Discuss strategies for clients to negotiate female condom use with partners.

• Discuss the FC being used as a Receptive Partner Condom in the MSM community.

 

Registration info (please register at both links):

  1. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7366973460857598466
  2. http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=1262

Introduction to HIV, STI’s and Viral Hepatitis

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

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

• Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
• State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
• State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;
• Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
• Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and
• Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.
Audience: This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delivering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

Webinars on HIV & Medicaid, Viral Suppression & PrEP Now Available Any Time

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Exciting news for service providers or anyone interested in learning more about complex HIV-related issues! Our Regional Training Center now has archived webinar trainings available online, so you can catch up on the latest protocols at your convenience. All archived trainings are available for the public free of charge at any time. Check out our brand-new page of archived webinars and learn something new! If you need any additional information, please call (914) 785-8278.

All trainings are free and open to the public.

https://www.hudsonvalleycs.org/training-center-webinars/

Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions, Day 2

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

This two-day training will help to increase providers’ confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

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

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org. Please note that you must register for BOTH days of this training.

Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions, Day 1

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

This two-day training will help to increase providers’ confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

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

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.

Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

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

• Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;

• Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and

• Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.

Audience: This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delivering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.

Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

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

• Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;

• Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;

• Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and

• Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.

Audience: This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delivering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.