Jul 03, 2022
HS 228 - HIV/AIDS and other Infectious Diseases: Risk Assessment and Intervention2 Credit(s)
Introduces the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases that frequently infect people who use drugs or who are chemically dependent. Students will examine treatment options and prevention strategies. The legal and policy issues that impact infected individuals as well as the larger community will be explored. This class is accepted by MHACBO to meet certification requirements for alcohol and drug counselors.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define HIV/AID, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, and Herpes at risk behavior.
- Thoroughly understand routes of HIV/AID, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis and Herpes transmission.
- Understand the various epidemiological factors that promote HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis and Herpes transmission to different populations.
- Recognize the deleterious effects of addressing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis and Herpes only in at risk populations.
- Understand the HIV, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis testing procedure and its limitations.
- Comprehend the effects of the HIV/AIDS Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis on a global scale.
- Examine the government's treatment of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis in the United States.
- Understand chemical use and dependency and how it relates to high risk behavior and HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Tuberculosis and Herpes infection.
- Examine basic HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, and Herpes education methods.
- Understand the experiences of both HIV/AIDS seropositive individuals and persons who have engaged in high-risk behavior.
- Discern the effectiveness of counseling the directives on at risk individual cases.
- Understand the ethical and legal issues involved in HIV/AIDS screening, testing and counseling
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