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Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV is a Course

Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV



Full course description

Course Date:





4 hours/Total


Understanding of HIV

Course Type:



Certificate (free)


CATIE’s Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV course aims to develop core knowledge on the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV for front-line service providers who have a role in HIV prevention. Through this course, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the biology of the sexual transmission of HIV and emerge with a concrete understanding of how to prevent HIV through the use of highly effective prevention strategies and other risk reduction tools. This course will assist participants to accurately and meaningfully discuss sexual HIV transmission risk and prevention strategies with their clients.

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At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the biology of the sexual transmission of HIV.
  • Assess the risk of HIV transmission associated with different sexual activities.
  • Communicate about sexual HIV transmission risk to their clients with accuracy.
  • Discuss currently available highly effective HIV prevention strategies.
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of additional risk reduction tools.

Target Audience: Service providers working with people living with or at risk of HIV.

Course is offered by CATIE.

Course Instructors

CATIE Educators

CATIE strengthens Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. We connect healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science, and promote good practices for prevention and treatment programs. CATIE’s team of regional health education coordinators delivers HIV and hepatitis C trainings to service providers located across Canada.

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