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Training & Events

HIV and STI Training Services in Michigan are coordinated through the Bureau of HIV and STI Programs (BHSP) in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

BHSP focuses on HIV and STI prevention and care related activities, including: HIV and STI testing for individuals; linking individuals who test positive for HIV and STIs to medical care; helping individuals remain HIV and STI negative; working with individuals who may be at risk for HIV and STIs; and offering training and certification to HIV Prevention Test Counselors throughout Michigan.

Training opportunities are related to HIV care, prevention, Partner Services, and other topics of interest. Information about upcoming HIV and STI related events as well as additional training and educational opportunities including various recorded trainings are also available.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the Training Unit at MDHHS-BHSPTraining@michigan.gov.

2023 Training Opportunities

Please view the 2023 Training Calendar to see the training opportunities that are currently available. All 2023 trainings are virtual and free of charge, but registration is required.

Registering for Trainings

Trainings must be registered for in advance through SHOARS. Registration for each training will open on the date listed in the Training Calendar. 
 
For information about SHOARS including how to create an account and register for trainings, visit: Michigan.gov/SHOARS. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this process, reach out to MDHHS-SHOARS-SUPPORT@michigan.gov.
 

HIV Training Calendar

Training Pre-requisites

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Trainings, Case Management (CM) Trainings, and Partner Services (PS) Certification Training have pre-requisites that must be completed prior to attending the training.
  • Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Training Pre-requisites
  • Note: If a participant does not complete CTR Modules 1, 2, and 3 within one year from the date on the CTR Module 1 certificate, the individual must restart the series.

  • Case Management (CM) Training Pre-requisites
  • Note: Case managers need to complete both Case Management parts to be fully certified in medical case management by MDHHS.

  • Partner Services (PS) Certification Training Pre-requisites

On-Demand Trainings

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Module 1: HIV Basic Knowledge Training

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Module 1 covers the history of HIV and AIDS, how HIV affects the body, perinatal care, etc. It provides the core information of HIV and AIDS.

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Module 2: HIV Prevention Specialist Training

Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Module 2 is designed to provide analysis of possible external and internal socioeconomic, cultural, and social factors a client may experience. Participants will also learn about injection drug use and syringe access programs, as well as additional behavioral assessments and referral options available to clients.

Case Management (CM) Training Part 2: Case Management Resources

Case Management (CM) Training Part 2 will cover basic information about HIV medications and medication adherence for case managers, including HIV treatment, barriers to treatment, and resistance to HIV medication. This training will also cover the necessary resources to help meet their clients’ needs. This includes overviews of and instructions for the Michigan Drug Assistance Program (MIDAP), Michigan Dental Program (MDP), Premium Assistance (PA), Insurance Assistance Program (IAP) and Human Services, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Health Insurance Cost Sharing Assistance (HIPCA).

Early Intervention Services (EIS) Training

Early Intervention Services (EIS) Training will provide an overview of EIS and go into depth about the State of Michigan Standards of Care for EIS workers, linkage, and outreach strategies. In addition, this training will cover necessary resources for Early Intervention Specialists to help meet the needs of their clients.

Information-Based Testing (IBT) Web Training

Successful completion of Information-Based Testing (IBT) Web 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.

Re-certification Requirements and HIV Training Update Documentation

Continuing Education (CE) Purpose, Objectives, and Disclosures (POD) Documents

 

Additional Training and Educational Opportunities

  • Various trainings are recorded and available to watch online. To view past trainings, visit: BHSP Recorded Trainings.

  • The Consumer Quality Management Training is for any interested person who wants to learn basic, fundamental quality management information. The information in the training will help the participant feel more knowledgeable and equipped for quality management activities and meetings at their agency, community, or state level.

    • Gender Affirming Care - The Ruth Ellis Center
      This video is a part of a session on Gender Affirming Care in the Incorporating Diverse SOGIE into Your Work training series. The Ruth Ellis Center connects youth and their families' lived experience, direct practice, research, policy and regulations to the development of this curriculum. Sessions highlight best practices for serving LGBTQ+ youth and their families when navigating different systems of care. The Gender Affirming Care session provides an overview of gender affirming care and transitioning (socially, medically, and legally). These practices serve to increase safety, access to resources, and mental/emotional well-being for gender diverse people. The interviews in this video provide a firsthand account of different individuals’ transitioning journey and moving stories on the impacts of accessing gender affirming services. 
    • Antiretroviral Therapy (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 HBV (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 Care (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.
    • STD Modules for Clinicians (National STD Curriculum) The National STD Curriculum Self-Study STD Modules include seven web-based educational courses, each focusing on a specific STI topic.

    Intended Audience: Clinicians, STI clinic staff, and anyone who desires to learn about STI diagnosis and management.

    Pre-requisites: None

    How to access Modules: To get started, register on the National STD Curriculum website and then proceed to a module.

    • Presumptive Diagnosis and Treatment of Common STIs
      Slides from Oct. 28, 2020 webinar, jointly presented by the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Columbia University and the MDHHS Division of HIV & STI Programs, on presumptive diagnosis and treatment of common STIs. Topics include test kit shortage, presumptive diagnosis, and expanded use of expedited partner therapy.
       
    • Providing STD Services in the Era of COVID
      Slides from 2020 webinar by Natalie Neu, MD, MPH, medical director of the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Columbia University, on providing STI services in the era of COVID-19.
       
    • Innovative STD Prevention and Treatment Strategies
      Featuring the work of Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD) grantees, this Association of State and Territorial Health Officials course translates successful interventions into accessible and easily understood tools, including strategies and resources to address the treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. (2020).