Substance Use, HIV, and Youth: What Clinicians Need to Know


The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among youth. The curriculum reviews important epidemiological data focused on adolescent substance use trends and HIV prevalence; reviews standardized screening and assessment techniques to support the move to improve treatment effectiveness; and concludes with evidence‐based and promising clinical strategies. The introductory training includes a 133‐slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2-page fact sheet. The duration of the training is approximately 90‐120 minutes, depending on whether the trainer chooses to present all of the slides, or a selection of slides

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