Developing and Implementing Trainings for the HIV Workforce and PrEP Navigators: PrEPping Your Local HIV Workforce for Success

The session will share best practices and models for training the HIV workforce in general and PrEP navigators in particular. Through examples from different regions, participants will consider the various building blocks of a successful PrEP training – including pre/post testing and evaluations, scientific information, programming/implementation-related information, local access issues, local opportunities and barriers, and local societal/cultural filters. They will learn about tailoring to specific populations and geographic needs, and think through strategies to keep trainees interested and engaged. After presentations from three geographically and demographically diverse presenters, the second half of the session will focus on small group work where participants will be tasked with developing fresh, entertaining, interactive ways to deliver PrEP related content to diverse, local, HIV workforces. Each group will report back and share their creativity with the entire group. At the end, participants will be ready to develop and implement their own (fun!) localized trainings.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify most important things to include in a training for the general HIV workforce.
  • Characterize key differences between a training for the general HIV workforce and one for PrEP navigators.
  • Brainstorm fresh ways to make PrEP trainings both informative and engaging.


  • Bryan Bautista-Gutiérrez, Howard Brown Health Center
  • Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH, San Francisco Department of Public Health/UCSF
  • Katherine Buchman, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville
  • Melissa Morrison, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville