HIV Screening and Preventing HIV Stigma for Equitable Treatment in Healthcare Settings

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HIV Screening and Preventing HIV Stigma for Equitable Treatment in Healthcare Settings

1 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:45 pm CDT

CSAP Mandate: Webinar for healthcare providers on the importance of screening for HIV and assuring that clinical care needs are met for those infected with HIV.

  1. Introduction
    1. What is HIV?
    2. How does HIV differ from AIDS?
    3. Who is at-risk of HIV?
    4. What are the current national, state, and local stats regarding HIV?
    5. COVID-19 and HIV.
  2. The Importance of HIV Screening
    1. Reasons to be tested.
    2. Benefits of routine screening.
    3. Types of tests.
    4. Screening in clinical settings.
  • HIV Stigma and Equitable Treatment and Care of People Living with HIV
  1. What is stigma?
  2. What is discrimination?
  3. Learning the language
  4. Develop workplace strategies for creating an equitable work environment for patients and staff.


At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the difference between HIV and AIDS.
  2. Determine who is at-risk for HIV.
  3. Determine the importance of HIV screening.
  4. Distinguish between HIV stigma and discrimination.
  5. Develop workplace strategies to create an equitable work environment for patients and staff.


Sheila R. Grigsby, PhD, RN, MPH, PHNA-BC,

CON Fellow for Community Engagement| Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Dr. Sheila Grigsby began her nursing career in 1995 as a Pregnancy Prevention Specialist for Girls Incorporated of St. Louis establishing abstinence programming for local school districts and community-based programs in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. From this position, Grigsby transitioned to a public health nurse and HIV/AIDS Surveillance Manager for the City of St. Louis Department of Health. Her subsequent posts have included a national consultant for Battelle Centers for Public Health, a faith community nurse for Deaconess Health Ministries, and currently a nurse researcher and educator for the University of Missouri—St. Louis, College of Nursing.

Through her wide variety of community-based experiences, Dr. Grigsby has developed many community relationships, leading to advocacy and coalition development in black and indigenous populations of color (BIPOC) disproportionately impacted by health disparities in the St. Louis region.

Grigsby began her career at UMSL as an Adjunct Teaching Professor in 2007. Matriculating through a variety of roles as Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Professor (tenure track), and now as a Fellow for Community Engagement in the College of Nursing. This appointment speaks to her deep community connections and commitment to developing relationships and academic partnerships which benefit the community. Dr. Grigsby’s research continues to explore the intersectionality in the following areas of interest: community engagement, coalition development, LGBTQ health and advocacy, faith communities and health ministry, mother-daughter sexual health communication, and chronic disease management disproportionately impacting the lives of African Americans.