Gender Diversity 101: Meeting Clients Where They are to Prevent HIV

Type: eLearning
Date: May 2017

This activity was originally released on May 15, 2017 and is available for continuing education credit until May 4, 2021. Last reviewed/updated on January 21, 2020.

What is an Independent Study?

An independent study is a self-paced course that you take on your own time. Once you register for the course, you will receive an email with the course link. Keep the confirmation email so that you can access the course whenever you want.

About this Independent Study

An important part of HIV prevention and treatment is connecting clients with care and helping them to remain in care. Some clients whose gender does not fit into the easy classification of male or female are denied service or feel so unwelcome that they avoid seeking treatment altogether. Take this course to learn more about gender and how you can help people whose gender does not conform to common expectations.

As a result of completing this course, clinicians, counselors, community health workers, and other health care staff will be able to discuss aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. They will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV.

Who Should Attend

Nurses, clinicians, counselors, community health workers, and other health care staff who work with clients who may be at risk of HIV or who have HIV.


Lisa Schergen, MA

Francesca D. Collins, MPH

Registration & Fees

The independent study is free of charge. There is no fee for a certificate of participation, CNE, CHW, SW or LPC certificate.

Continuing Education

This activity provides Social Work hours. Upon completion of the activity and submission of the certificate request form, 1.3 hours will be provided.

Texas community health workers (CHWs) can apply for 1.0 hours of continuing CHW education, which includes .5 hours of knowledge base and .5 hours of capacity building.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #1682,; and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1.3 contact hour(s) will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

  • Completing the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request


If you have questions about this activity, contact Lori Weber at [email protected]


This activity was created with funding from the South Central AETC and Parkland Hospital

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