HIV/AIDS Care Integration

How does HIV progress? How can we encourage testing and work with people to minimize risk of transmission? Our 3-hour training on HIV/AIDS Care Integration is available to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded substance use disorder treatment programs. It includes instruction and group discussion. Read the agenda.

At the end 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.
  • Recite the potential signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS.
  • Explain at least 5 harm reduction strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV.
  • Explain the process and benefits of HIV testing.
  • Discuss at least 2 treatment protocols for HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrate how to assess a client’s risks for acquiring an HIV infection.
  • Generate key discussion points for teaching clients about HIV/AIDS infections and prevention.

Contact us to learn more and request training.

Meet Our Trainers

GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Praxis Director of Training
Dones1Marc Dones, B.A., Trainer
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Lonnie McAdooLonnie McAdoo, B.F.A., Trainer
SherwinVicki Sherwin, B.A., Trainer
TRAINING CERTIFICATES: Participants who have attended all three or four hours of the training, completed the course evaluation form, and signed the sign-in sheet will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for 3 or 4 continuing education credits through NAADAC, NBCC, MNA, and ASWB. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the Praxis training.

The Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2016 to 10/17/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 or 4 continuing education clock hours.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you need accommodations for disability, please contact praxis@center4si.com.

GRIEVANCES: If you would like to report a complaint, please email Rachel Ehly, Praxis Project Director, at  rehly@center4si.com or Cheryl Gagne, Praxis Training Director, at cgagne@center4si.com.

HIV/AIDS Care Integration Resources

Praxis Resources

HIV/AIDS Care Integration Presentation

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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HIV/AIDS: What Providers Need to Know (Fact Sheet)

Challenging Questions (Activity)

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Talking about Sexual History and STIs: A Provider’s Guide (Fact Sheet)

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Harm Reduction Café Menu (Fact Sheet)

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Sexual Behaviors & Harm Reduction Strategies (Fact Sheet)

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HIV/AIDS and Incarceration (Fact Sheet)

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Trauma-Informed Care (Fact Sheet)

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Massachusetts Resources

HIV/AIDS Service and Resource Guide in Massachusetts

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AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

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Educational Resources

HIV/AIDS Basics

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HIV/AIDS Educational Materials

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Prevention needs of HIV-positive men and women awaiting release from prison

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Jails: The New Frontier. HIV Testing, Treatment, and Linkage to Care After Release

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Videos/Tools

HIV Risk Assessment: A Tool for Conversation

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AIDS.gov videos on HIV/AIDS

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HIV/AIDS Replication Animation Video

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Watch a review of antiretroviral treatment with Dr. Hannah Olivet

Watch a video about pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis with Julia Green