BITESIZE – Blood Borne Viruses and Substance Misuse

Prevention, detection, and treatment of infections related to substance use, particularly when injecting remains high on the public health agenda in the UK.

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals in the County Durham area who are at risk of blood-borne viruses, or just want to have a greater understanding?

Then this free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.

Aim of the training: 

To have an increased awareness of blood-borne viruses (BBVs)

Learning Objectives:

  • Know what the most common BBVs are
  • Have an awareness of the prevalence of BBVs
  • Have an awareness of the effects/symptoms/treatment of Hep C and HIV
  • Know the most common routes of transmission and how to avoid it
  • Know what support is available to adults regarding BBVs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current testing and treatment options
  • Understand where to get tested and what we offer at County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services