XIX International AIDS Conference

THWS01 Developing Programmes to Sensitize Providers to the Unique HIV and Health Needs of Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender People
  Community Skills Development
Venue: Mini Room 1
Time: 26.07.2012, 11:00 - 12:30
Language:           English

Level:                  Intermediate

Target Audience: Healthcare worker, Educator/trainer, Researcher

Seating limits:    100
Facilitator: Mohan Sundararaj, United States
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people shoulder disproportionate levels of marginalization, poor health access and HIV-disease in nearly every nation where reliable data is available. Discrimination, harassment and insensitivity in health settings impair client or patient rapport, thereby blocking meaningful access to HIV-related services and driving individuals outside health systems altogether. Quality cultural competency and sensitization programmes are necessary; however, sparse at the local, country, and regional levels but, if implemented, may lead to improved HIV and other health outcomes. This interactive session will be facilitated by health experts engaged directly with sensitization and related training needs of providers and delivery systems. It will cover core principles and strategies for ethical and responsive healthcare as they relate to the planning and delivery of HIV-related care. Participants will be exposed to techniques, strategies and a range of resources that can help with the facilitation of sensitivity programming inclusive of MSM and transgender people.

Developing and implementing sensitivity training for men who have sex with men

T. Do, United States


Developing and planning transgender sensitivity training for health care providers

J. Keatley, United States

Powerpoints presentations
Developing and planning transgender sensitivity training for health care providers - JoAnne Keatley


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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