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Blood Borne Viruses & Safer Injecting

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Training Event

We suggest you complete the two day drug & alcohol basic awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.

Brighton and Hove has a significant drug using population, for whom related health-harms, including blood-borne viruses and overdose, are an issue. The aims of this course are to give an overview of HIV, Hepatitis B and C transmission, prevention and epidemiology, and to explore how and why vulnerable groups are particularly affected. This course focuses on raising awareness of these issues amongst professionals, in order that they and their service users are fully informed. City-wide screening provision, inoculations and treatment services are promoted, and safer injecting practices highlighted.

Start Date
Wednesday 5 September 2018
End Date
Wednesday 5 September 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
• describe the epidemiology, transmission & screening of blood-borne viruses
• explore attitudes & how they can impact on service delivery
• identify health &  safety issues for service users & the workforce in relation to blood-borne viruses
• identify & promote safer injecting & safer sex practices 
• be able to identify & refer to local harm reduction & health services

Additional information

Interested in Health Promotion? Click here to view our Training Brochure for 2017-18.

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Please note the venue for this training has restricted access for wheelchair users. Alternative venues can be used on request.

To discuss your requirements talk to a member of the Pavilions Health Promotion training team on 01273 731900 or email

Health Promotion / Pavilions do not provide lunch - only very basic tea and coffee (with cow’s milk only). If you have any specific dietary requirements or want anything else, please bring whatever you need for the day. Thank you.

Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
9 The Drive, Hove
Event Trainers
Agnes Munday / Ben Pickersgill / Chris Smith
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