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
August 1 – September 2, 2016 Online APIWC 201: Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment - This advanced online course uses 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.

LIVE webinars will occur each week as follows:
  • Week 1: August 1, 2016 HIV Testing in the South
  • Week 2: August 10, 2016 Trauma-Informed Care
  • Week 3: August 19, 2016 Best Practices for Recruitment & Retention
  • Week 4: August 25, 2016 Family Planning & Serodiscordant Couples
  • BONUS Week 5: August 31, 2016 HIV & Hepatitis – Integration & Syringe Exchange
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(Note: Please create a log-in to register. Course will OPEN on August 1st.)
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

Associate Director

Myrnelle Dizon

Training Manager

Benjamin Ignalino

Program Manager

Alexander Demopoulos

Program Specialist

Melissa Margolis

Program Specialist

Santos Chavez

Program Assistant