26% of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 in Minnesota were in women. Among these diagnoses, women of color are disproportionately impacted, with the bulk of new transmissions coming from heterosexual contact. Women can be considered a low risk group for HIV, which can lead to late testing, HIV-related medical complications, and lower healthcare outcomes. This training will explore the need for better HIV prevention strategies for women and how to help meet the needs of women living with HIV. This training is well suited for health and social service provider as well as students pursuing degrees in social work, public health, nursing and other human service disciplines.
***If prior knowledge of HIV is minimal or more than a few years old, it is recomended that attendees also register for HIV Educator training (offered in the month proceeding all HIV and Women trainings)
If you are unsure if you should attend HIV Educator Training first, this quiz can assist you: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAHecc6d4ba3PigVH9jYbQdlFHbmcnt3b1FQyd5cQI-AuOZg/viewform?usp=sf_link
This training will provide:
- National and local epidemiological updates on HIV infections broken down by geographic area, age, race/ethnicity, and risk category to highlight how women are impacted by HIV
-A look at the factors that put women at risk for HIV, with an emphasis on the relationship between chemical health, mental health, and sexual health.
-HIV prevention strategies for women, with an exploration of how power dynamics and sexism impact safer sex methods
-An exploration of the unique challenges facing women living with HIV, and how service providers can help overcome those challenges.
-How to create a safe treatment/provider setting for women living with HIV
-State and local resources for HIV prevention programs and services for women living with HIV
Training Length: 4 hours
Continuing Education Credits: Approved for 4 continuing education units by the MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Nursing, and MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (for LPC's and LADC's).
Cost: Individual Rate: $75.00 Student Rate: $60.00
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
Our Community Educators are able to provide this training at your workplace. If you are registering a large number of staff for this training, consider contacting us at [email protected]