Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique challenges and strategies for preventing and treating HIV for people with substance use and/or mental disorders.   You will learn about the interrelated factors that impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.  Programs and practices are examined, including PrEP, Syringe Services Programs, Contingency and Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Patient Navigation.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Readings:  Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders Chapters 1 and 2

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/PEP20-06-03-001.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring the prevention and treatment of HIV for people with substance use and/or mental disorders.

Learning Objectives:   Describe how people with mental illness and/or SUD are disproportionally affected by HIV.  Identify the interrelated factors that impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.  Compare effective practices that can prevent and treat HIV among people living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

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1: In the United States, about 1 in ____________ of the estimated 1 million people with HIV do not know they have the disease.
 
 
 
 
2: Individuals who are undiagnosed or unaware of their HIV infection account for an estimated __________ of ongoing HIV transmissions.
 
 
 
 
3: Once diagnosed with HIV, persons with _________ or more psychosocial concerns were less likely to be adherent to HIV medications and persons with ________ or more problems were less likely to be virally suppressed.
 
 
 
 
4: New HIV diagnoses are most prevalent among Whites, Blacks/African Americans, and individuals between ages of
 
 
 
 
5: People with HIV may experience high rates of
 
 
 
 
6: Which of the following is an example of a stigmatizing belief?
 
 
 
 
7: Which of the following is associated with liver inflammation and liver damage?
 
 
 
 
8: SSPs, Contingency Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Patient Navigation all have a(n) ___________ evidence base.
 
 
 
9: Practices to Increase Uptake and Improve Adherence to PrEP have a(n) __________ evidence base.
 
 
 
10: Efficacy of PrEP as a biomedical intervention is
 
 
11: PrEP should not be prescribed to
 
 
 
 
12: SSPs have been shown to reduce HIV and HCV incidence by approximately
 
 
 
 
13: Which of the following best describes Contingency Management?
 
 
 
 
14: Which of the following best describes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
 
 
 
 
15: Which of the following best describes Patient Navigation?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.