101079: Introduction to HIV/AIDS (TIP 37, Ch. 1): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS

About the Course:

This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS, is intended to help a wide range of providers become familiar with the various issues surrounding clients with both substance abuse and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to foster a better understanding of the roles of other providers. This course covers Chapter 1 only.

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About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 37 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment for persons with HIV/AIDS. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the transmission routes of and the risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS.

  2. Explain the testing options currently available and identify who should be screened for the presence of HIV.

  3. Describe current epidemiological trends regarding the spread of the disease.

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