Do you have the knowledge, skills and tools to respond to the aging-related needs of people living with HIV?
Register now for this FREE course!
“I do worry if I have to go into a long-term care home, or even have to have visits from a home care provider, not only because of the HIV, but also because of being a gay man, there’s still a lot of stigma, I think, and particularly around HIV…” (hear more from John about Growing Older with HIV)
HIV and Older Adults is an evidence-based blended learning course designed to provide information and strategies to help front-line healthcare and community service providers:
- Understand and respond confidently to the health and social needs of clients aging with HIV
- Identify and connect older adults living with or vulnerable to HIV to relevant services
- Challenge myths and misconceptions about aging, HIV and sexuality
All course activities can be done online. All activities can be completed at your convenience, with the exception of one interactive webinar/virtual group discussion in Week 4 which is mandatory. You will be prompted to indicate the date/time you wish to participate in this interactive online session when you register for the course. There are five options.
The course will run over a four-week period between November 6th and December 1, 2017. Required activities should take no longer than 2 hours each week.
At this time, the course is available in English only.
What you will need to participate:
- Access to a computer or tablet
- High speed internet connection
- Computer speakers or headphones so you can hear the webinars/videos
Curriculum at a Glance:
Week 1 (November 6-12, 2017)
Understanding HIV and Applying an Aging Lens
Week 2 (November 13-19, 2017)
Social Determinants of Health and their Impact on Older Adults Living with or Vulnerable to HIV
Week 3 (November 20-26, 2017)
Physical, Mental and Cognitive Complexities of Aging with HIV
Week 4 (November 27-December 1, 2017)
Applying HIV and Older Adults Course Learning in your Work
**More detail on the weekly topics and required activities can be found in the course syllabus.
To register for the course, visit: http://www.realizecanada.org/en/?p=5978
If you have questions about the course, please contact:
Health Programs Specialist, Realize
1240 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON, Canada M5R 2A7
T: (416) 513-0440 ext 244
“The most important thing I learned was that living with HIV increases the chance that someone will experience other illnesses and how to be more sensitive to the specific challenges a HIV positive person experiences in their interactions with the health care system. I have been working in health care for 11 years and I have seen very little improvement on some of the ways HIV positive people are treated by the people responsible for their care. I hope that programs like this will empower people to educate their coworkers and the public.” (Reflections from a past course participant)