AIDS and HIV are responsible for one of the most devastating pandemics in world history. Every year there are 3 million related deaths. While we know more about the illness than we did a few decades ago, there are still many misconceptions that prevent people from receiving help.

HIV/AIDS: Supporting Community Members addresses stigma and builds skills in order to stop the spread of the disease. This web-based course shows clinical and community-based workers individuals how to help people become insured, tested and treated. They learn how HIV/AIDS is defined, who is at risk for infection, how to prevent exposure and infection, and how to stay healthy if HIV-positive. They also learn important communication skills so they can connect people to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment resources.


1 week, approximately 2-3 hours.


  1. HIV/AIDS basics – The scope and history of the disease.
  2. Transmission – How HIV is transmitted and at-risk populations.
  3. Risk-reduction and treatment – Tools and behaviors for people living with HIV/AIDS or who are at risk of contracting it.
  4. Support – Messaging techniques and resources for connecting with diverse populations.

Activities and Quizzes

This course is based on established adult learning principles. Students are given a pre-test to measure knowledge before beginning. Activities and quizzes are delivered immediately after material is presented to reinforce key points and enhance retention. A post-test at the course end measures knowledge-gain.

Who Should Attend

Frontline workers, such as community health workers (CHWs) and advisors, health promoters/promontoras, outreach workers, advocates, patient navigators, peer counselors and leaders, medical interpreters, and others who work with at-risk groups or patients. Both clinical and nonclinical workers can benefit from the course.


No previous experience in the topic is required. Basic computer experience is required.

Course Delivery Method

This course is delivered via web-based learning management system. It is available as a text-based course and is designed to be led asynchronously by a facilitator.

For more details and to schedule a free demo, contact us now.