Provider Academy: HIV and STI education, testing and referral for mental health professionals

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/10/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Mental Health Association in Greensboro

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HIV and STI education, testing and referral for mental health professionals

The presentation will discuss the ways HIV is and is not transmitted, and ways behavior change can greatly lower risk of infection. In addition, participants will receive education on the other most common STIs (sexually transmitted infections)—syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia—and how to lower the risk of transmission, not only through condom use, but through other prevention methods as well. Participants will receive instruction and engage in conversations around how to discuss sexual risk with their clients from a compassionate, judgment free place, how to address a client’s HIV and/or STI related stigma and shame, and how to become an advocate for regular HIV and STI testing, as well as an advocate for those living with HIV infection.

Facilitator: Kevin Varner, LPCA, NCC

Triad Health Project, Director of Prevention and Education Services

Location: 301 East Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, Mental Health Association in Greensboro, 2nd floor conference room of the Dorothy Bardolph building 

FREE, registration in required

 

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