NMAC Offers Free HIV Trainings

From July through September, 2021, NMAC is offering regional and national virtual trainings, engaging communities highly impacted by HIV. The goal of the trainings is to build communities of people living with HIV who are ready to work to end the HIV epidemic in America. NMAC also hopes to address HIV stigma in the HIV workplace and to create a safe space for those communities to share, learn, and build community.

The Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming training (July 6-9) will be coordinated by Lauren Miller. Please email her at [email protected] or phone (202-997-0951) with questions.

The Indian Country training (July 12-14) will be coordinated by Christopher J. Paisano. Please email [email protected] or phone (202-997-0396) with questions.

There are two trainings targeting the Latinx community (July 19-23 in Spanish and August 16-20 in English). Cora Trelles Cartagena is the coordinator for these trainings. You can reach her via email at [email protected] or phone (202-870-0481).

The Black Gay Men Living with HIV training (August 2-6) will be coordinated by Charles Shazor, Jr. Please email him at [email protected] or phone (202-302-7515) with questions.

The training for Cisgender Heterosexuals Living with HIV will be coordinated by Gabriella Spencer and Lauren Miller. You can email Ms. Spencer at [email protected] or phone (202-738-0935) Gabriella with any questions.

And finally, NMAC will host three regional Stigma Reduction trainings (August 23-27, August 30-September 4, & September 13-17). These trainings will be coordinated by Terrell Parker and Christopher J. Paisano. You can email Terrell at [email protected] or phone him at (202-997-5598). The goal of these trainings is to bring PLHIVs together with their Ryan White service provider to reduce HIV stigma in the HIV workplace. The deadline to apply for the stigma trainings is July 9. In addition to the trainings, NMAC will also provide Technical Assistance and Learning Collaboratives.

For further information, log on to www.nmac.org and https://targethiv.org/escalate.

—Reporting by Hank Trout

Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick.