*Course now open to all health care professionals!*
Poverty, isolation, and stigma all present barriers to HIV health care. To help address these concerns we have partnered to offer an online CME course called: Community-based and culturally appropriate HIV and AIDS diagnosis and treatment.

The course is now open online to nurses and all other interested health care professionals at: http://www.mdcme.ca

The accredited course continues to be available to the Canadian Medical Association members online at: http://www.cma.ca

The course is geared towards health care professionals, particularly those that treat Aboriginal and First Nations patients, and provides training to improve front-line capacity and cultural sensitivity for HIV diagnosis and treatment.

“HIV is a complex issue that is hard on patients and hard on doctors,” says Renée Masching from the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). “This course is an opportunity to help healthcare practitioners consider HIV from a community perspective and provides a starting point for building important relationships for treatment and care.”

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) certified course is a joint effort by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the CTN with critical input from CAAN. Memorial University of Newfoundland developed the instructional design and is responsible for accreditation and evaluation.

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