Available courses

    At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss how to make a HIV clinic a safer space
    • Ensure clients remain in HIV care
    • Reduce anxieties of impacted client populations
    • Review key laws (and misperceptions) about healthcare rights
    • Utilize fact sheets and other referral resources to empower clients to know their rights, and stay in care




    At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the effect of substance use disorder on brain functioning
    2. Identify at least two neurotoxic effects of HIV on the brain 

    By the end of the course participants will be able to:

    • To build provider capacity to provide culturally responsive services for gender non-binary people
    • To increase provider knowledge of the unique healthcare needs of gender non-binary people
    • To identify best practices to engage gender non-binary people in care

    By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

    1) Identify at least two factors of intersectionality that maintain inequality of access to services and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

    2) Describe the use of at least two strategies to facilitate retention in treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

    3) Discuss one possible action for each of the three stigma reduction strategy categories.

    By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

    1) Review the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine use and discuss at least two (2) ways that cocaine or methamphetamine use can lead to increased HIV risk.

    2) Explain the key concepts of at least three (3) effective behavioral interventions and risk reduction strategies for cocaine and methamphetamine use disorders.

    3) Discuss the nature of the opioid epidemic, specifically where the drugs are coming from, who is using them, and the impact on the healthcare system.

    4) Describe the history of opioid treatment and the FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, including naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone.

    By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

    1) Understand HIV Epidemiology Nationally & Locally.

    2) Identify unique clinical and psychosocial needs of older adults living with HIV.

    3) Discuss the most prevalent comorbid conditions faced by older adults living with HIV.

    This course is designed for doctors to review common questions they may face when working with HIV+ patients.

    By the end of this training, participants will have a working understanding of the following topics:

    1. Why test for HIV?

    2. Initiating Treatment

    3. Hepatitis C: Key Points

    The purpose of this training is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of how utilizing Substance Abuse Mental Illness Symptoms Screener (SAMISS).

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Define the challenges of co-morbidities and how screening with the SAMISS can help identify HIV positive patients with co-existing mental health and/or substance problems.

    2. Employ SAMISS in demonstrations, role plays and exercises.

    3. Interpret SAMISS and provide patients with tangible referrals to follow-up care and services

    The purpose of this course is to provide HIV clinicians with the skills to deliver screening and brief intervention in an HIV care setting.

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the background and rationale for conducting SBIRT in HIV care and other health settings.

    2. Explaining how to utilize screening procedures to identify patients engaged in at-risk substance use behaviors.

    3. Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing-based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their at-risk behavior and/or seek treatment.

    By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

    1. Be familiar with the STDs and how they intersect with HIV 
    2. Understand rising STD rates and potential contributors
    3. Be able to name three strategies the public health department is using to address rising STDs


    The purpose of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of crack/cocaine and HIV.

    By the end of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of crack cocaine and HIV.

    1. Summarize the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of crack/cocaine use.

    2. Discuss at least two ways that crack/cocaine use can lead to increased HIV risk.

    3. Describe at least three specific risk reduction strategies HIV clinicians can use to improve health outcomes for crack/cocaine users.

    The purpose of this introductory training curriculum is to provide HIV clinicians with an overview of heroin and HIV.

    By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Review the neurobiology, medical consequences, and epidemiology of heroin use.

    2. Explain why and how heroin use increases a user's risk of being exposed to HIV.

    3. Discuss the key concepts of at least three effective behavioral interventions and three medical interventions for heroin addiction.

    The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among older adults. 

    Objectives:

    1. Define several key terms related to substance abuse and HIV risk among older adults & review the epidemiology of substance use and HIV/AIDS in older adults

    2. Discuss the intersection of substance use and HIV/AIDS among older adults

    3. Explain the key concepts of at least three effective behavioral interventions for treating substance using older adults


    By the end of this training, you'll be able to:

    1. Discuss recent updates and trends in PrEP research.
    2. Understand the current epidemiological trends of HIV/AIDS among Black MSM.
    3. Discuss the results and implications of the recently released HPTN 073, Black MSM PrEP study.
    4. Understand the need for theory-based culturally tailored PrEP programs for Black MSM.