24% of new HIV diagnoses in 2015 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.
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: 4 CEUs for Social Work and Nursing
Cost: Individual Rate: $75.00 Student Rate: $60.00
NOTE: The 10/14 training will be held at Clare Housing, located at 929 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
When & Where
MN AIDS Project
Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services. Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives.