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Course Title: Blood Borne Virus Training
Duration: 1 Day

Description

Overview

This training aims to increase workers' understanding and knowledge of key issues related to blood borne viruses (BBVs) with a particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use and sexual and reproductive health.  The main focus will be on Hepatitis C and HIV and will also include information on Hepatitis B.

Learning Outcomes

By attending the training, participants will be able to:

  • Competently and confidently engage with service users and professionals on issues around BBVs.
  • State the routes of transmission of BBVs.
  • Analyse why people take risks around BBVs.
  • Discuss issues around harm reduction.
  • Share knowledge about testing and treatment.
  • Explore attitudes to those living with BBVs.
  • Identify local services and resources.

Areas covered will include:

 

  • BBV awareness - understanding HIV and Hepatitis B&C, routes of transmission, signs and symptoms, what are the outcomes of BBV infection.
  • Harm reduction and prevention - how do we get relevant and meaningful prevention messages to those at risk and those living with BBV?  Discussion around "Treatment as Prevention".
  • Testing, diagnosis and treatment - understanding the process and challenges of those going through the treatment journey.
  • Support for those living with and affected by HIV, Hepatitis B and C.
  • Dilemmas around supporting people within residential services.
  • Referral and signposting pathways, raising awareness of and establishing links with local specialist services.

Events Scheduled

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Currently no events are available for this course