Integrated Approach in Treatment of HIV Infection, TB, and Hepatitis Co-infection in Substance Users

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Course description

Course  

Integrated Approach in Treatment of HIV Infection, TB, and Hepatitis Co-infection in Substance Users
(New 3-day Course)

Main Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the epidemic and main problems associated with HIV/TB/viral hepatitis co-infection and drug addiction
  • Study the main aspects of drug and alcohol dependency
  • Learn psycho-social aspects of providing healthcare to HIV-infected IDUs
  • Study therapeutic approaches to co-morbidities involving infectious diseases and substance abuse
  • Study standard national and international diagnostic and treatment strategies for HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infections
  • Study TB diagnostics, treatment, and prevention in HIV-infected patients
  • Study ART in patients with HIV/TB/viral hepatitis co-infection, including issues of drug interaction and toxicity of medications
  • Study ART in IDUs and alcohol abusers, as well as the interaction of ARV medications, psychoactive substances, and alcohol
  • Study treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women with addiction problems
  • Study diagnosis and treatment of common secondary diseases in HIV-infected IDUs
  • Learn about care coordination for IDUs with HIV/TB co-infection
  • Discuss ways of improving integration of infectious disease, TB, and substance abuse services to improve care for HIV-infected IDUs with TB and hepatitis
  • Learn about the role of NGOs and PLWH associations in providing care and support to people with HIV infection and drug dependency
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings
Key Topics   Epidemic overview and main problems of HIV/TB/hepatitis co-infection and drug
dependency; etiology of drug and alcohol dependency; diagnosis and treatment of
HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infections; diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TB in HIV-infected patients; therapeutic approaches to co-morbidities involving infectious diseases and substance abuse; ART for patients with HIV/TB/hepatitis co-infections;
ART for IDUs and alcohol abusers; drug interactions and toxicity of medications; treatment for drug-dependent HIV-infected pregnant women; integration of healthcare services and care coordination for IDUs with HIV/TB co-infections
Basis of Curriculum,
Key Teaching Documents, and Materials
Provided
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Clinical Protocols for the WHO European Region
    (2006)
  • National protocols and policies
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection, J. Bartlett, J. Gallant, 2007
  • Clinical Care Options (www.clinicaloptions.com)
  • Set of slides and handouts, prepared with the participation of international experts from Yale University, CT, USA, and the Elmhurst Hospital Center, NY, USA
All materials available printed or electronically
Teaching Methods Lectures, small group instruction, clinical case studies, bedside training, and interactive
discussions.
Target Audience Physicians specializing in infectious diseases, TB and substance abuse specialists, specialists in related disciplines treating HIV-infected patients
Maximum class size: 30 participants
Faculty

National and international instructors with expertise in treating HIV infection, tuberculosis, and substance abuse

Duration 3-day course of theoretical and practical sessions