All courses are offered in accordance with guidelines established through the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute.
Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis
Participants must attend the entire training in order to receive a letter of attendance
All classes will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled until 4:30 p.m.
A lunch break will be provided
T raining Location Erie County Medical Center 462 Grider Street Buffalo, New York 14215 3rd Floor
Free Validated Parking D irections Take the Kensington Expressway (RTE.33) to the Grider Street exit. Proceed to parking lot #3 (visitors parking lot) in front of the hospital.
Current Trends in HIV Testing and Treatment Topics include: overview of HIV infection, treatment/medication update, HIV Confidentiality Law, peri-natal transmission, STD/HIV correlation, risk reduction, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), rapid testing, and new streamlined testing guidelines. Upon completion participants will have the skills needed to provide HIV test counseling services consistent with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) requirements. CME available (1-day) September 14, 2010
HIVand Homophobia This five hour course will provide a historical perspective on the status of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people (LGB) in the United States; confront where prejudice towards LGB people comes from; assist health and human service providers in working with LGB people and examine the role that homophobia plays in the spread of HIV. (9-2) not available Understanding SEX Work in the ERA of HIV This one day training will look at the commercial sex industry from illegal street prostitution to legal brothels in some US counties. Participants will learn the origins and general characteristics of sex work while confronting myths and challenging their own personal judgments. The program will address the variety of health problems that impact persons engaged in sex work and how these are related to HIV risk and transmission. (1-day) November 5, 2010
HIV and Substance Use Epidemiological data confirms the strong link between substance use and HIV infection. Current information and projections for the future indicate that the client with a dual diagnosis of substance use and HIV infection will command a great deal of attention from both health and human service providers. This one day training is designed to give participants a basic understanding of the role of substance use in transmitting/acquiring HIV; the effects of drugs on HIV disease progression; the biology of addition, overview of current treatment philosophies and modalities including Harm reduction. (1 day) not available
Erie County Medical Center Immunodeficiency Services Attn: WREC Coordinator, HIV 462 Grider Street - Tunnel Buffalo, NY 14215 Phone: 716-898-4713 Fax: 716-898-3187