HIV & Other Issues in Substance Use Disorders

Course Number: 
ALSA 100
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
This course is designed to educate on the clinical picture, epidemiology, transmission modes and variables of medical issues/illnesses, managing personal fear and resistance concerning, and the implplications of substance abuse on HIV/AIDS and other medical issues. This course meets the requirements as stipulated by the Washingotn State Department of Health for Chemical Dependency Professional certification for HIV/AIDS training. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Course Outcomes: 
  • Identify transmission modes and risk reduction methods for HIV/Aids, blood borne pathogens, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) TB, and other blood and airborne pathogens.
  • Recognize and name medical issues associated with substance abusing individuals.
  • Explain the right to confidentiality, HIPPA, and patient disclosure to a substance abusing individual.
  • Explain/demonstrate universal healthcare precautions and promote healthy behaviors to reduce risks.