Blood Borne Virus in Tayside – HIV & Hepatitis C (Face to Face in Perth)

  • Date: 29/10/2024
  • Time: 10:00-13:00
  • Address: James Murray Suite 1&2
  • City: Perth

Facilitated by                         Sexual Health & BBV MCN and HIV Service (Graeme Cockburn & Laura Shepherd

Method of Delivery¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Face to Face –¬† Murray Royal Hospital, Perth

Course Assessment              Post-course survey

Target Group                        

This session will be relevant to any non-specialist staff who are working in the broad fields of; health, social care, housing, community development, community pharmacy, education and the 3rd sector

Maximum Number of Participants  20

Aim                                        

To enable participants to engage confidently, competently, and challenge stigmatising behaviour, in conversations around BBV transmission, risk reduction and care, with their client group.

Brief Description

Blood Borne Viruses continue to play a prominent role in the health profile of Tayside. Whilst there have been a number of exciting developments in BBV care and treatment, the general population are largely unaware of them, leading to high levels of unnecessary stigma.

The session will provide a brief but comprehensive overview of BBVs (Hepatitis C and HIV) their transmission, and how to reduce risk. The session will also explore HIV related stigma.  We have designed this session to support your engagement with your team and service users.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be aware of BBVs and gain greater understanding of them
  • Will be able to explain what BBVs are, how they can be transmitted, and become familiar with current prevention methods
  • Participants will gain insight into the experience of living with a BBV, and explore their role in providing support¬†along with reducing stigma which surrounds BBVs and those living with them