Praxis Regional Training: Online: HIV/AIDS Care Integration

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From 2014-2017, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health attributes to injection drug use exposures increased from 5 to 17 percent. Additional spikes are being investigated in Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, and Worcester.

This three-hour training introduces the history of HIV including stigma surrounding the epidemic, how HIV progresses and disrupts a healthy immune system, and how to support clients at risk of living with HIV/AIDS. To learn more about this training, review the agenda.

At the conclusion 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

  • Describe disease progression from HIV to AIDS

  • Explain at least five harm reduction strategies to reduce the transmission of HIV

  • Explain the process and benefits of HIV testing

  • Discuss benefits of PrEP

  • Demonstrate how to assess a client’s risk for acquiring an HIV infection

  • Use key discussion points for teaching clients about HIV/AIDS infections and prevention

***UPDATE: Given the Governor’s state of emergency, Praxis is going to be holding this regional training online at the scheduled time through Adobe. You will need Adobe flash player installed on your computer in order to view this live training.

Viewing Presentations: Please ensure your viewing computer complies with the following recommendation:

  • Flash Player v.10 or higher. Flash Player is free to download at:

  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream

  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

To access the webcast, use the information below.

**Please note, the room will not open up to participants until 10 minutes before the training begins.

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