Substance Use: Risk of HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Infectious Diseases

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

Substance use disorders are associated with increased risks and prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Untreated substance use disorders can delay identification and treatment of STIs including HIV and hepatitis, and increases the risk of transmission to others. Substance use can reduce the efficacy of HIV and other STI treatments and can increase progression of HIV. This course will show you the scope of the problem and present you with evidence-based tools to identify and address substance misuse in the populations you serve. You will learn about available treatments for HIV, hepatitis, and other STIs as well as how alcohol and other drug use can interfere with treatment adherence and efficacy. The goal of this course is to provide licensed behavioral health, social worker, addictions, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and nursing professionals working in health and human services settings with education about STIs, how substance use impacts the transmission and treatment of STIs, as well as potential tools for addressing risks associated with substance use and STIs with your clients.

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Course Description

Substance use disorders are associated with increased risks and prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Untreated substance use disorders can delay identification and treatment of STIs including HIV and hepatitis, and increases the risk of transmission to others. Substance use can reduce the efficacy of HIV and other STI treatments and can increase progression of HIV. This course will show you the scope of the problem and present you with evidence-based tools to identify and address substance misuse in the populations you serve. You will learn about available treatments for HIV, hepatitis, and other STIs as well as how alcohol and other drug use can interfere with treatment adherence and efficacy. The goal of this course is to provide licensed behavioral health, social worker, addictions, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and nursing professionals working in health and human services settings with education about STIs, how substance use impacts the transmission and treatment of STIs, as well as potential tools for addressing risks associated with substance use and STIs with your clients.

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