HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients

Type: eLearning
Date: October 2018

About this Independent Study

This activity was originally released on October 1, 2018 and is available for continuing education credit until September 30, 2020.

This course will help prepare you to provide optimal HIV prevention, screening and treatment in any primary care setting. You will learn practical tips for performing a brief sexual health assessment and how to provide HIV and sexual health services in a culturally sensitive manner to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Cardea designed this four-module online learning course in partnership with the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB/UIHI). Each of the modules includes a written transcript of the audio/narration that is approximately 30-40 minutes in length.

Learning Objectives

After completing this four-module online course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for quality, inclusive sexual health assessment and basic HIV prevention, testing, and treatment
  • Describe best practices in providing sexual health care for LGBTQ2S patients

Introduction and Overview
Module 1: Culturally Proficient Sexual Health Care for People of all Genders and Sexual Orientations
Module 2: Sexual Health Assessment
Module 3: Talking with Patients about HIV
Module 4: Biomedical Prevention of HIV (ART, PEP and PreP)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for staff who provide medical care to American Indian and Alaska Native patients. This includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and other staff involved in patient care, including clinical providers working with Indian Health Services, Tribally Operated Clinics and Urban Indian Clinics.


  • Kimberly Aumack Yee
  • Brett Niessen, MPH
  • Kathy Silverman
  • E. Cooper Stodden, CSE

Registration & Fees

This course is FREE OF CHARGE. A brief registration process is required, and upon completion of an online evaluation, participants may request a certificate of participation at no charge.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

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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.

HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients: 3 contact hours will be awarded. This activity expires on September 30, 2020.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

  • Completing the entire CE activity
  • Passing the post-test with a score of 80% or greater
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request


Cardea Services developed this independent study in partnership with the Urban Indian Health Institute a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board.

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