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Free training on providing transgender women affirmative and competent HIV healthcare is being offered to Vancouver based Service Provider Organizations
Jun 21, 2019 by Chavisa Horemans, National Research Coordinator, CIHR CTN Trans Team
The ‘Transgender women removing healthcare barriers to engagement in the HIV prevention and care cascades: The development and pilot study of Transgender Education for Affirmative and Competent HIV and Healthcare (TEACHH)’ research team is offering a free workshop to Service Provider Organizations in Vancouver. The TEACHH workshop is a 3-hour session for care providers looking to learn more about HIV prevention, treatment, and support for trans women.
The training will be delivered by trans women. During this training, topics covered will include:
- human rights for trans women, and discrimination trans women may face such as transphobia, racism, sexism, sex work stigma, and HIV stigma;
- common words to express gender identity and expression to develop a basic understanding of trans healthcare, HIV prevention (e.g., pre-exposure prophylaxis) and HIV treatment (e.g., antiretroviral therapy) and how these types of healthcare affect trans women with HIV;
- what it means to be trans-affirming in providers’ work and how organizations can be more trans-affirming; and
- a case study to apply learnings. These case studies will address issues affecting trans women who are immigrants/newcomers, trans women who are living with HIV, and trans women who experience other vulnerabilities, like homelessness.
TEACHH training is offered to Service Provider Organizations, and will be conducted on site at the partnering Service Provider’s Organization. At this time the training is not being offered to individuals.
If you are interested in partnering with TEACHH, contact:
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