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Future Topics and Presenters

Date: September 25, 2019 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Niki Miller
Title of Presentation: Prevention, Detection & Current Clinical Guidelines: HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis
Description: RSAT staffs are hardly expected to attend to the medical issues facing clients in treatment. However, research shows certain health risk behaviors cluster among offenders with SUD. Because RSAT programs play a significant role in promoting behavioral change, they offer a unique opportunity to help modify behaviors that can reduce the risk of HIV infection and transmission of viral hepatitis among an extremely high-risk population. Addiction professionals also have an important role in informing clients about the benefits of testing and early identification and ensuring inmates living with HIV/AIDS and/or viral hepatitis take responsibility for protecting others from exposure. RSAT staff can also support clients diagnosed with these conditions by making them aware of advances in effective treatments. RSAT programs that provide clients with up-to-date information on prevention, screening, testing, and treatment help improve public health and public safety. This webinar outlines recent changes in HIV clinical care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It presents current surveillance data on sharp increases in hepatitis C (HCV) prevalence, and data that suggests unlike HIV, HCV infection appears to be spreading within secure facilities. It also reviews recent reports on hepatitis A outbreaks in several states and identifies at-risk populations. Advances in prevention and treatment, guidelines to ensure staff safety, and resources relevant to re-entering RSAT clients are included.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major changes to clinical care guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS and discuss the implications for RSAT clients
  • List the challenges of educating clients in custody settings about the benefits of testing and reducing high-risk behaviors for transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis
  • Explain at least two co-infections that commonly occur among HIV positive with SUD individuals in custody settings
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Date: October 16, 2019 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Roberta Churchill
Title of Presentation: Ethical Issues in RSAT Programming
Description: TBA

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