Upcoming Event, 6/13/2024: HIVLN – Intersections of Gender-Affirming Care and HIV: What Is Gender-Affirming Care, and How Can I Incorporate It Into My Practice?

Posted June 10, 2024
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Date & Time

6/13/2024 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time


Join us for the next HIV Learning Network session on June 13 @ 12:00 pm (Pacific): Intersections of Gender-Affirming Care and HIV: What Is Gender-Affirming Care, and How Can I Incorporate It Into My Practice?, by Giselle Levin, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Description: Transgender people, particularly transgender women, are among the groups most disproportionately affected by HIV. Many transgender people face stigma, discrimination, social rejection, and exclusion that can prevent them from accessing healthcare, including HIV prevention. Insensitivity to transgender-specific health needs by providers can be a significant barrier for transgender people with HIV seeking quality treatment care and services. (CDC)  In this session, Dr. Giselle Levin will provide an overview of what gender-affirming care is and how creating a safe place to access healthcare services can improve the mental health and well-being of transgender people.  We will learn how we can help transgender people prioritize HIV care and prevention for themselves when we meet a person’s gender-specific healthcare needs.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify aspects of gender-affirming care, including social and medical transition.
  • Describe the importance of providing gender-affirming care alongside HIV care, including the impact on client’s mental and physical well-being.
  • Discuss ways to incorporate gender-affirming care into your practice and when to consult/refer with gender specialists.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses may receive continuing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.

HIV Learning Network offers free CME for participants attending sessions, pending completion of the post-session evaluation.


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