(2019)

About this Training:

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.

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

This training is for:

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

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