Training & Events

HIV Training Services in Michigan are coordinated through the Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 
DHSP focuses on HIV-related activities, including: HIV testing for individuals; linking individuals who test positive for HIV to medical care; helping individuals remain HIV negative; working with partners who may be at risk for HIV; and offering training and certification to HIV Prevention Test Counselors throughout Michigan.

MDHHS HIV Prevention activities are focused on decreasing the overall number of new HIV infections, working to suppress the overall viral load of communities at risk, and improving the lives of all Michigan residents. 

MDHHS HIV Care activities aim to identify and link to medical care people who were previously unaware of their HIV status, reengage Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) who are lost to medical care, support PLWH in maintaining ongoing HIV medical care, provide resources to address social determinants and reduce HIV-related health disparities, and assist PLWH to achieve positive health outcomes, including HIV viral load suppression.

Training Opportunities

Special Note: Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Trainings

CTR Module 1: Basic HIV Knowledge

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Training Module 1 is an on-line course which covers the history of HIV and AIDS, how HIV affects the body, perinatal care, etc. It provides the core information of HIV and AIDS. This training is a required step BEFORE taking Module 2: HIV Prevention Specialist Training or Module 3: HIV Prevention and Test Counselor Certification Training. 

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about HIV and/or intending to become a certified HIV test counselor.

Pre-requisites: None

How to access Module 1:

  2. Create an account.
  3. Search ‘1059900’ for the Module 1 course.
  4. Click on the ‘Registration’ tab and ‘Launch’ the course. 
  5. Upon completion, save the Module 1 certificate to your computer. 

Information Based Testing (IBT) Web Training

Successful completion of IBT Training will satisfy required testing criteria for those who will be providing HIV testing at low-morbidity local health departments. The web course covers essential information about HIV, providing the elements of informed consent for HIV testing, and delivering or initiating the delivery of HIV test results. This course DOES NOT replace the test counselor certification course (CTR Modules 1-3) for persons providing test counseling at community-based organizations and high-morbidity local health departments.

Intended Audience: Employees and/or volunteers providing HIV CTR services at low-morbidity health departments.

Pre-requisites: None

Please contact the Training Unit at for information on accessing IBT Training. 

HIV Education Videos for Clinicians

  • Antiretroviral TherapyYouTube icon  (1:21:26)
    (Presentation by Jonathan Cohn, MD, Wayne State University)
    Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat infection. ART is recommended for everyone infected with HIV, not only for their own health, but also to reduce the risk of transmission to others. This video provides an introduction to the use of antiretroviral medications.
  • Guidelines for Michigan Clinicians: Non-Occupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and Testing/Reporting Perinatal HIV, Syphilis and HBVYouTube icon  (42:24)
    (Presentation by Mary Rose Forsyth, MSN, WHNP-BC, MATEC Michigan)
    Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a way to prevent HIV infection after a possible recent exposure. It involves taking HIV medications as soon as possible after a single high-risk event to stop HIV from making copies of itself. This video describes Michigan’s guidelines for PEP following high-risk exposures, such as unprotected sex with a known, or likely, HIV-positive partner; sharing injecting drug use equipment; or sexual assault.
    Prenatal infectious diseases are a major cause of mortality and morbidity among newborns, but many are preventable with proper maternal screening and treatment. This video details Michigan’s guidelines for the diagnosis and management of HIV, syphilis and HBV in pregnant women, and describes initial management strategies for newborns exposed to these infections in perinatal period.
  • HIV and Adult Primary CareYouTube icon  (1:08:56)
    (Presentation by Jonathan Cohn, MD, Wayne State University)
    With today’s improved treatment modalities, the life expectancy for a person who is receiving effective medical care for his or her HIV infection is similar to that of the general population. This video highlights several ways primary care providers can participate in the National AIDS Strategy to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes, and achieve a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic.

Webinar Trainings


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