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2.03 | SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTIONS - Sex and drugs: Understanding STIs

MODULE NAME:Sex and drugs: Understanding STIs
LEARNING LEVEL:Level 2 – Core AOD Skills
TARGET AUDIENCE:All AOD and Mental Health Workers
MODULE AIM:This module aims to increase the learner's knowledge and understanding of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) as a particular sexual health risk, as well as the interplay between risk perception, risk taking, and harm reduction.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe in simple terms STI symptomatology, testing, treatment, and contact tracing. 
  • Describe the foundational aspects of STI risks, and harm reduction and prevention. 
  • Discuss concepts relating to risk perception and risk behaviour. 
  • Discuss harm reduction and prevention strategies with a client, while maintaining awareness of barriers to having safe sex and accessing sexual health services.
LENGTH:1 hour
CPD:Participation in this activity may contribute to CPD. A Statement of Completion will be issued on completion of this module. 
REFERENCE LIST:The full reference list for this module is available on request.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:This module has been developed as a collaboration between Insight and the Communicable Diseases Branch (Department of Health) and is informed by the expertise of a range of dedicated and experienced health workers across government and non-government agencies. We especially acknowledge the time and expertise of the Sex, Drugs and Worker Roles Project Advisory Group in shaping and reviewing this module.
LAST UPDATED:November 2022