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HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients: Part 2



Learn about initial management of HIV services for patients in the primary care setting, how harm reduction strategies can lead improved outcomes, and how to create adolescent-friendly care settings for the testing and treating of STD.

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This activity was originally released on September 21, 2021 and is available for continuing education credit until September 21, 2023.  Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.

About this Independent Study

These learning modules were created and funded by Urban Indian Health Institute, a Tribal Epidemiology Center that serves Urban Indian Health Programs across the nation. They recognize research, data, and evaluation as indigenous values while utilizing the strengths of western science and staying grounded in traditional ways of knowing. Their mission is to decolonize data, for indigenous people, by indigenous people. 

This collection of courses will help prepare you to provide culturally attuned HIV services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients in the primary care setting. Take these courses to learn about best practices for initial management of HIV services for patients, why and how harm reduction strategies can lead to improved outcomes, and how to create adolescent-friendly care settings to support and encourage patient engagement in STI testing and treatment services. 

CE credits and certificates are available at the end of each course in the collection.

This course collection includes: 

  1. Initial Management of HIV in the Primary Care Setting (1 hour)
  2. Harm Reduction Principles for Reducing the Risk of HIV (45 minutes)
  3. Creating an Adolescent-Friendly Environment for Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment (45 minutes)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for staff who provide medical care to American Indian/Alaska Native patients. This includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and other staff involved in patient care, including clinical providers working with Indian Health Services, Tribally Operated Clinics and Urban Indian Clinics.

Continuing Education 

This activity is jointly provided by Urban Indian Health Institute. and Cardea.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Urban Indian Health Institute. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  for Module 1: Initial Management of HIV in the Primary Care Setting, .75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  for Module 2: Harm Reduction Principles for Reducing the Risk of HIV and .75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™   for Module 3: Creating an Adolescent - Friendly Environment for Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

Registration and Fees

The eLearning course is free of charge. 


The planners and presenters of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

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