STI Clinical Training

We support healthcare providers in the Western United States (AZ, CA, HI, NM, and NV) to promote health equity and improve clinical outcomes for those affected by sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

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Upcoming Trainings

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Regional Training Center, National Network of STD Clinical Prevention (NNPTC)

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CAPTC supports healthcare providers in the western United States (AZ, CA, HI, NM, and NV) to promote health equity and improve clinical outcomes for those affected by sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

We provide virtual training events, technical assistance, clinical tools, and STI clinical consultation (via the STD Clinical Consultation Network) to support providers in addressing the rise of STIs in their communities. We focus on complex issues in patient care including evolving PrEP modalities, congenital syphilis management and prevention, and complications of gonorrhea and chlamydia. Our faculty consists of physicians and nurses who are subject matter experts in the field of sexual health with extensive academic, clinical, and public health experience in STI control and response.

The CAPTC Clinical Program has been funded for over 30 years by the CDC and is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC). CAPTC also has a long-standing partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD Control Branch to deliver training on STI diagnosis and treatment to counties experiencing high rates of STIs. CDPH and CAPTC regularly collaborate on issuing statewide guidance related to STI screening and treatment, as well as creating co-branded job aids and educational materials for providers throughout the state.

Scaling Up HIV Prevention Services in STI Specialty Clinics

As a supplemental CDC-funded project, the CAPTC clinical team provides robust clinical training and technical assistance that supports STI specialty clinics to build capacity in biomedical HIV preventive services, such as PrEP, in the Western United States. The clinical team identified five STI clinics in high-morbidity areas serving key populations (including the Latinx community, African American men who have sex with men, women of reproductive age), conducted comprehensive clinic assessments to identify gaps and needs, and developed and implemented iterative trainings and technical assistance. We continue to provide targeted TA and training to the clinics with a particular focus on data systems, data-informed quality improvement, biomedical HIV service navigation and access (including injectable PrEP), and improvement of services for specific underserved populations.

Take a look at our PrEP page to learn about upcoming trainings and to access resources.

Sexual Health Education (SHE)

The Sexual Health Educator (SHE) Training Program is an online training for California educators working with youth in school, community, and clinical settings who desire to build their sexual health knowledge and education skills. Upon the successful completion of the program’s modules, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Both the required and elective modules include up-to-date information and research on a variety of priority sexual health topics.

This program was created by sexual health educators, trainers, and experts from the California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch; the California Department of Education; the California Prevention Training Center; and other partner organizations.

Services Offered

Clinicians: Got a Tough STI Question?

We are a proud member of the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) Opens in a new tab operated by the NNPTC.

This service is intended for licensed healthcare professionals and STI public health program staff. We do not provide direct medical care, treatment planning or medical treatment services to individuals.


STI Clinical Resources

Access the latest STI guidelines and best practices for STI management geared towards practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals caring for patients with or at risk for STIs.

Online Learning and Trainings

Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.

Archived Webinars for Viewing

Search the list below of our previously recorded webinars, which can be viewed on-demand.

Live Webinars

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In-Person Trainings

View the in-person trainings catalog and course descriptions below.

Clinical STI Trainings and Resources

Clinical Tools and Guidelines

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