Individuals living with and at-risk for HIV acquisition are disproportionately affected by trauma. Despite high rates of co-occurrence of these effects on health, morbidities directly and indirectly influenced by trauma experiences are often unrecognized by nurse clinicians because there are current gaps in nursing training and/or non-specific guidelines for practice.
This course will provide learners with a foundational understanding of trauma as it is related to HIV prevention and care. It will highlight congruencies between current HIV incidence and prevalence data to populations at high risk for trauma exposure and provide examples of the negative impact of trauma exposures on HIV prevention and care efforts. Attention will be paid to the impact of trauma at each step of the HIV care continuum. Finally, the course will present trauma-informed care principles and specific interventions for HIV prevention and care.
- State a comprehensive definition of trauma.
- Identify how trauma impacts HIV prevention and care at each step of the HIV care continuum.
- Understand the basic principles of trauma-informed care and a universal precautions approach to trauma-informed care.
- Describe trauma-informed interventions for both HIV prevention and HIV care.
Authors of Trauma-Informed HIV Prevention and the Care Continuum
- Jocelyn Anderson, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A
- Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
- Kamila Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN