CME training course on “Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among individuals and groups at risk”
The training course on “Prevention of sexually transmittable diseases among individuals and groups at risk”, organised by the NIHMP in collaboration with the local health agency “Roma A” will be held at the NIHMP headquarters on May 3rd and 4th 2012.
There are different factors influencing sexually transmittable infections (STIs) diffusion in Italy, as well as in other Western countries. Among them, there are educational deficiencies, behavioural mistakes (increased risky sexual behaviours, particularly occasional unprotected sexual intercourses), difficult access to prevention and diagnosis services, and decreased infection risk perception.
Social, economic and cultural factors expose some population groups to higher STI risk by causing lower access to social and health care services and to medical information. Access to services for foreigners, and particularly undocumented migrants, is hampered by social, juridical, linguistic and cultural barriers, thus contributing to a higher number of new ITS diagnoses, particularly for HIV, if compared with the general population (at present, about 1/3 of the new HIV diagnoses are registered among foreigners). The homeless, women victims of trafficking and prostitution, drug addicts and detainees constitute other population groups which are at higher risk of social exclusion and which have difficult access to services and information.
Social and health care operators working with those population groups need specific knowledge on STI prevention, focused on social and cultural determinants of health, access barriers to medical services and the importance of integrating different professional roles in order to offer effective services.
Specific objectives of the training course
1) To offer specialist information on the prevention of sexually transmittable diseases, particularly HIV, to be transmitted to health care workers.
2) To improve reception and care for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and groups, by adopting a transcultural and multidisciplinary approach.
3) To provide advanced knowledge of didactic and training tools and methods and of their use for adults’ training.
4) To allow participants to find a common educational strategy for social and health care workers and to plan training initiatives.
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