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Advancing the Uptake and Use of PrEP in Indian Country


Learn more about PrEP and how to increase its uptake and use in Indian Country.

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About this Independent Study   

This activity was offers a certificate of completion. Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.     

Through this eLearning course you will become familiar with the basics of PrEP, explore barriers and potential solutions to the uptake of PrEP, and learn strategies for incorporating PrEP into Tribal communities and practices. 

Who Should Take This Course

Clinical and community health staff, including: community health workers, health educators and navigators, case managers, physicians, nurses, and other clinic staff who work within or are associated with the Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and urban system of care or who see American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.  


After completing this eLearning course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique cultural, social, and historical challenges of providing preventive HIV care in American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • List three of five steps for recommending PrEP to community members
  • Describe how to integrate PrEP into clinical practice
  • Discuss ways to normalize the use of PrEP and increase acceptance of PREP by Tribal communities 

Registration & Fees

The eLearning course is free of charge. 


There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible​ companies for those involved with the ability to control​ the content of this activity.​ 


The eLearning course was funded through a cooperative agreement with the Indian Health Service (National Indian Health Outreach and Education II: HIV/AIDS, U252IHS0013-03-03) with resources from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.  

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Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Learn about the basics of PrEP.

2. Recommending PrEP to Those We Serve

Learn how to identify potential candidates for PrEP.

3. Integrating PrEP Into Existing Tribe and Tribal Organization's Services

Learn strategies for integrating PrEP into your existing clinical practice or organization.

4. Helping Communities Members Decide if PrEP is Right For Them

Learn how to hold conversations with community members about the option of PrEP.

5. Evaluation and Certificate

Complete a brief evaluation and select your certificate.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
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