Training & Consultation
Our expert trainers and consultants can help you implement High-Impact HIV Prevention programs, improve your ability to work with people living with HIV/AIDS, and build a stronger workforce. We provide free trainings and consultation (also known as capacity building assistance) to community-based organizations and non-medical providers in California and across the United States. Our California Statewide Training & Education Program (CSTEP) sets the standard in HIV treatment and public benefits education and training for HIV and non-medical providers.

For more information about our Benefits trainings, please check out our training objectives: Disability Income in California and Health Care Coverage Options in California for People Living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about our Treatment online trainings, please check out our training objectives: HIV and Your Immune System and Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment.
To access our CSTEP trainings, podcasts and all of our webinars, please create an account on our FREE online training platform by following these steps:

Step 1: Click on the registration link:
Step 2: Create an account by filling in your name, email address, and new username for the course.
Step 3: Agree to the terms and click, "Register". This will take you to the HPAT form that you will only be required to fill out once.
Step 4: You will be sent to a Menu of Available Courses. Please select a course and begin!

Once you register, you can access any of our courses by using the same log-in information!
Date Location Training Course Link
Ongoing Online APIWC 101: HIV and Your Immune System - This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. It is designed for clinical and non-clinical providers who are new to the HIV field and/or would like to receive a “refresher” on basic HIV information. Register Now
Ongoing Online eSOURCE (Electronic Support on Understanding Resources, Capacity building and Education)
  • Webinars: Access 35+ webinars covering a variety of topics in the HIV field from experts all over the country! Links to the presentation slides as well as additional resources, are also provided below our videos.

  • Podcast: Community exCHANGE is the name of our podcast. Its sole purpose is to shake things up by highlighting topics not often discussed in the world of HIV/AIDS. Members of our own community talk about their real-life experiences to bring light and truth to what is often seen as the darker side of this disease.
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02/27-03/31 Online 201: Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment - This 4-week online will use the Gardner Treatment Cascade as a framework to provide an in-depth look at how the HIV treatment paradigm has shifted over the past three decades. It is designed for clinical and non-clinical providers in the HIV field who have existing knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and treatment.
  • March 14th 10-11 AM PST- Webinar 1: Combatting Stigma
  • March 15th 11AM -12PM PST- Webinar 2: Technology’s Use in Supporting Linkages in HIV Care
  • March 30th 11AM-12PM– Webinar 3: Life Foundation
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03/27-03/28 Ace Hotel - 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015 This 2-day Institute includes presentations, group activities, and skill-building sessions to increase stakeholder's understanding of all aspects of Condom Distribution as a Structural-Level Intervention (CDSI) and to promote capacity building assistance services for health departments, community-based organizations, and community health organizations. Register Now
Get In Touch
We are looking to partner and collaborate with you to help enhance your work and program. Contact us at or at 415-292-3400. For CDC directly-funded Community Based Organizations, you can request capacity building assistance using the CBA Request Information System (CRIS).

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CBA & Training Team


Sapna Mysoor


Myrnelle C. D. Gomez

Training Manager

Benjamin Ignalino

Program Manager

Alexander Demopoulos

Program Specialist

Melissa Margolis

Program Specialist