Drug Abuse and HIV (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the relationship between HIV and drug abuse, exploring how drug abuse contributes to HIV transmission, which populations are most at risk for HIV, and treatment efforts.

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

Find the article at:  http://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/rrhiv.pdf

Publisher:  National Institute on Drug Abuse

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Program Objectives:   To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to drug abuse and HIV.

Learning Objectives:  Describe how drug abuse contributes to HIV transmission.  Identify the populations most at risk for HIV infection.  Identify efforts to treat HIV and drug abuse.

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1: HAART is
 
 
 
 
2: Because HAART cannot rid the body of HIV, it must be taken every day for
 
 
 
 
3: Which of the following is an example of how drug abuse may contribute to HIV transmission?
 
 
 
 
4: One in __________ people living with HIV/AIDS in the period of 2005-2009 reported use of alcohol or drugs to an extent that required treatment.
 
 
 
 
5: CDC data reveal notable shifts with a higher proportion of new infections today occurring among all of the following groups except:
 
 
 
 
6: Individuals receiving HAART therapy are more vulnerable to developing
 
 
 
 
7: HIV-infected smokers are more susceptible to respiratory complications.  Cigarette smoking among HIV infected individuals is ____________ higher than in the general population.
 
 
 
8: One half of all people living with HIV in 2008 were
 
 
 
9: Progress in HIV prevention and treatment can be seen in which group?
 
 
 
 
10: Which group accounts for a higher proportion of HIV infections than any other population at all stages of the disease from initial infection to death?
 
 
 
 
 
11: "Generational forgetting" is a possible vulnerability for
 
 
12: New diagnoses of HIV infection among individuals over the age of 50 are
 
 
13: By 2015, the over 50 population is predicted to represent ___________ of all HIV/AIDS cases.
 
 
 
 
14: Research shows that IDUs often present with chaotic lifestyles and are not good candidates for HAART.
 
 
15: Researchers and clinicians have been testing and promoting the Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain approach.  Which of the following would be an example of Retain?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 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.