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Montgomery County Pride in Sexual Health
A mini-symposium on LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Health for Montgomery County Primary Care Providers

Primary Care clinicians play a critical role in Montgomery County’s Plan to End HIV by 2030. Pride in Sexual Health is a mostly web-based, CME/CEU-backed mini-symposium designed to build primary care clinicians’ knowledge, skills and practice to support early HIV diagnosis, treatment and prevention, all through an LGBTQ-inclusive lens. The series will conclude with a full-day, in-person, facilitated practicum at the Silver Spring Civic Center, where clinicians will have opportunities to practice their new skills with role play, small group discussion, work with standardized patients, and case analysis.


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Racism and Anti-LGBTQ Bias in Healthcare: Exploring Health Equity Barriers

Thursday, May 26, 2022


Racism, anti-LGBTQ and other biases intersect across healthcare settings, fostering long-standing and growing healthcare disparities. In this module, participants will learn to recognize and interrogate bias at multiple levels and understand its implications for patient and population health.

Identifying and Tackling HIV Stigma in Healthcare

Thursday, June 2, 2022


40 years into the HIV epidemic and despite significant biomedical advancements, stigma still challenges prevention and treatment. In this training, participants will learn to identify examples of stigma in healthcare practice, and understand the negative impacts of stigma on patients and their communities.

HIV and STIs in 2022: An Update for Primary Care Clinicians

Thursday, June 9, 2022


This training will provide primary care clinicians with updates on HIV and STI treatment guidelines, an overview of biomedical HIV prevention options like PrEP and PEP, and describe specific ways clinicians can support both HIV treatment and prevention in the primary care setting.

Sexual History-Taking for Every Body and Every Kind of Sex (Part I)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022


Traditional health and physical (H & P) examinations often neglect to capture patients' sexual health history, but this information is vitally important for diagnosis and treatment of illness. Part I This training will examine and deconstruct sociocultural barriers that prevent clinicians from effectively talking to patients about sex, and support the development of skills to build and implement sexual histories for every body and every kind of sex.

Sexual History-Taking for Every Body and Every Kind of Sex (Part II)

Thursday, June 16, 2022


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HIV Prevention in Primary Care: Increasing Confidence in Providing PrEP while Reducing Stigma and Bias

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


Since 2006, the CDC has recommended routine, opt-out screening in healthcare settings, but uptake of this practice remains low among primary clinicians. This training will contextualize HIV screening not only as a means to facilitate early treatment, but as a gateway to effective HIV prevention in primary care, where the vast majority of patients will test negative.

Patient Experience Panel

Thursday, June 23, 2022


Hear from a variety of LGBTQ+ patients from Montgomery County on their experiences accessing healthcare locally. The panel will include experiences of patients living with HIV, patients on PrEP, transgender patients seeking care that affirms their gender, and those seeking family and reproductive services.