HIV Educational Opportunities


The Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases Unit at HHS offers ongoing educational opportunities for healthcare providers on a variety of subjects.  The Unit also offers on-site education such as agency presentations as requested.  Contact the HIV.STI.Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, Sarah Weninger at, today with your training needs.  


Lunch and Learns

The Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases Unit in partnership with the Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center (DAETC) hosts Lunch and Learns presentations every 4th Wednesday of the month at 12pm for one hour.  These presentations are often recorded and archived on this webpage.  Each presentation is approved for 1 CEU from the North Dakota Board of Nursing.  To earn the CEU, participants must take the post-test which is available for the calendar year of each presentation.  

Register for Upcoming Lunch and Learns: September 27th, 2023 @ 12pm CT
  • September 23rd Lunch N' Learn on Hepatitis B: Registration
Most Recent Lunch and Learn: August 23, 2023 at 12pm CT: Data in the Dakotas: 2022 HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Data for North & South Dakota
Archived Lunch and Learns

July 2023: Long-Acting ART

June 2023: Creating Inclusive Environments to Promote LGTBQ+ Health Outcomes 

May 2023: Do You Know Your ABCs of Viral Hepatitis?

April 2023: Syphilis 

March 2023: Partner Services

February 2023: Primary Care and Preventive Health Needs of LGTBQ+ Patients

January 2023: Mental Health & Psychosocial Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS in North Dakota

November 2022: Hepatitis C 101

October 2022: Coverage to Care Through the Health Insurance Marketplace

September 2022: Monkeypox Update

August 2022: Using the Contextual Interview to Promote the Delivery of Compassionate Care 

 July 2022: Key Considerations for Addressing Sexual Health Through Schools

June 20, 2022 MECT Conference

The North Dakota Department of Health’s Health Equity Office and Division of Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases are excited to host the Make Every Connection Together (MECT) conference, a collaborative learning experience for health professionals of various disciplines. This conference will emphasize how health equity is a core component in all public health programs.  Using a health equity lens, priorities and best practices around sexual health and harm reduction will be presented to encourage dialogue and sharing among participants.  This conference will serve as a place to engage professionals on ways to address health inequities, share ideas and work together towards eliminating health disparities and achieving optimal health for all North Dakotans.  For more information and to register, please visit | University of North Dakota (  

2019 Symposium

The North Dakota Department of Health hosted a symposium on June 4-6, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck, ND. This event had presenters from around the state and country to discuss issues important to HIV, STD, TB and Viral Hepatitis.  Presentations are available by clicking here

Resources for Continuing Education

The following are external resources that provide continuing education credits for healthcare providers. 

HIV.STI.TB.Viral Hepatitis Educational Webinar Series

The following are a series are webinars that provide information on a variety of subjects related to HIV, STIs, TB or Viral Hepatitis.  CEUs will be available in September 2023 from the North Dakota Board of Nursing for each of these presentations.  

*1. STI 101: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis (30 Minutes)

  • Post-Test: Coming September 2023

*2. Viral Hepatitis 101: Hepatitis B and C (30 Minutes)

  • Post-Test: Coming September 2023

*3. HIV 101 (30 Minutes)

  • Post-Test: Coming September2023

*4. Counseling 101 (40 Minutes)

  • Post-Test: Coming September 2023

5. Tuberculosis 101 (1 Hour)

  • Post-Test: Coming September 2023 

*Required trainings for all new staff at CTR programs.