AIDS and Adolescents – the Changing Legal Landscape

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

This training will cover the legal rights of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including adolescents’ new right to consent to HIV treatment.

As a result of this 2-hour training, participants will be able to describe when minors can and cannot make their own health care decisions when it comes to:

  • HIV prevention, testing, treatment, including PrEP and care
  • STIs and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Substance use disorders
  • Mental health
  • Reproductive health care

Summarize who has the right to decide about disclosing health information about minors:

  • When their parents are in the picture
  • When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile or criminal justice systems are involved in their lives
  • Answer adolescent clients’ and patients’ questions about their legal rights in these areas
  • Describe the legal consequences of transmitting HIV to others

Audience: All health and human services providers who work with or advocate for youth at risk or living with HIV and/or with a basic understanding of issues facing such adolescents.

Location: NYS, online training, please, click here to register.

Important Registration Information:

To register for this training, click here and enter your account log-in information. If you do not have an account with NYS DOH AIDS Institute HIV Education & Training Program, you will need to sign up for one before registering for this course.

For additional information or questions, please contact: Vanessa Severino, [email protected]

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