HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention;
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users;
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV;
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV;
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence; and
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in August 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Event Details

October 11, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Remote via Zoom
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