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SCW 3: Syndemics & Sexual Health


This is the third webinar in a series of several virtual events that lead up to a one-day hybrid (in-person & virtual) conference to increase HIV, HCV, STI, Substance Use Disorder, and Mental Health screening.

In partnership with the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) and the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at John Hopkins, the CEATTC is hosting four lead-in webinars focusing on frontline workers. On Tuesday August 30th, these webinars culminate to an event at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township, PA.

The topics of discussion include the Syndemics of HIV, communication skills and best practices, harm reduction, STI, HCV screening and integrating in primary and HIV care, substance use disorder screening, and mental health screening for suicide. Information on screening will also include an introduction to intervention best practices. The conference series will conclude with a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, September 8th to discuss logistics and administrative issues in implementing strategies from the conference.

Learn more about the August 30, 2022 conference: Ending the HIV Epidemic Conference: Implementing Substance Use, Mental Health, HCV and STI Screening


  • Review sexually transmitted disease surveillance data nationally and in Pennsylvania
  • Discuss intersections between mental illness and risk for sexually transmitted infection
  • Discuss benefits of incorporating sexual history taking and STI screening into mental health and behavioral health practice


Healthcare workers working in the fields of HIV, HCV, STIs, harm reduction, mental health, and substance use disorder.


Barbara Wilgus headshotBarbara Wilgus, MSN, CRNP, is the Program Administrator for the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins since April 2016 and has been a member of Senior Staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 1997. She is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Reproductive Health, STIs, and HIV. 

She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1995. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she has provided STI treatment and HIV medical management for patients at Baltimore City Health Department and at Johns Hopkins and has also been a research clinician for studies including HPV treatment vaccine trials and vaginal microbiome cohorts.

She has provided HIV primary care for women at the Johns Hopkins Bartlett Specialty Practice since 2000 and currently serves as a preceptor and clinical mentor within the HIV Primary Care Certificate Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.


This training is a collaboration between Mid-Atlantic Education and Training Center and the Central East ATTC.

Starts: Jun. 17, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Jun. 17, 2022 11:15 am
Registration Deadline
June 17, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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