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Gender Diversity 101: Meeting Clients Where They are to Prevent HIV


Learn about the diversity in gender and sexuality and how you can help people whose gender does not conform to common expectations.

About this Independent Study 

This activity was originally released on May 15, 2017 and is available for nursing continuing education credit until July 1, 2023. Reviewed/Updated August 2, 2021. Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.

As a result of completing this course, clinicians, counselors, community health workers, and other health care staff will be able to discuss aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. They will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV.

Who Should Take This Course 

Nurses, clinicians, counselors, community health workers, and other health care staff who work with clients who may be at risk of HIV or who have HIV.

To Enroll

Select the radio button under the continuing education type that you need, then select the Enroll button above it. These buttons are at the right of the computer screen.

If you need to change your selection, unenroll from one course and enroll in the correct one.

Continuing Education

Continuing Social Work Education 

This activity provides Social Work hours. Upon completion of the activity and submission of the certificate request form, 1.3 hours will be provided.

Cardea Services has been an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #1682

Community Health Worker 

Texas community health workers (CHWs) can apply for 2.0 hours of continuing CHW education, which includes 1 hour of knowledge base and 1 hour of Interpersonal Skills.

Cardea is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide continuing CHW hours in Texas, Certification #44.

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.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1.3 contact hour(s) will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

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

Registration & Fees

The independent study is free of charge. There is no fee for a certificate of participation, CNE, CHW, or SW certificate.


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

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Here is the course outline:

1. Gender Diversity 101 Content

1 hr

Learn about the different aspects of gender.

2. Evaluation and Certificate

Final steps before completing the course


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
CNE Independent Study
Social Work (SW) TX
Community Health Worker (CHW) TX
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