Sex, Gender, and HIV/STDs

Starting3/22/2018 Ending3/23/2018 StatusOpen
LocationAlbany, NY CostFREE Credit Hours13

This two-day training is designed to help health and human service providers promote sexual health among their clients by building capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors.  Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity, strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues, HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.  This course offers OASAS clock hours.  See 'OASAS' below for more details.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client\'s sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk education; 
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client\'s sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All health and human service providers.



Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.


OASAS: CASAC Section 2: 13.0 hours CPP Section 4: 13.0 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 

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