Welcome to CSTEP  


The California Statewide Training & Education Program (CSTEP) sets the standard in HIV treatment and public benefits education and training for HIV, health and other providers.

CSTEP has two training components: CSTEP Treatment and CSTEP Benefits.

CSTEP Treatment offers up-to-date information about HIV and HIV treatment options.

CSTEP Benefits provides information related to accessing federal, state and local HIV-focused benefits.

CSTEP training is:

  • FREE,
  • Multi-level,
  • Technically and culturally competent.

Click here to learn more about our Partners and Trainers

  CSTEP Training Schedule  
Ongoing Online CSTEP Treatment: HIV and Your Immune System - This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. Register Now

If you have any questions, please contact us at cstep@apiwellness.org

  CSTEP Treatment  

CSTEP Treatment is a multi-level, web-based education program covering a host of topics related to the HIV Treatment Continuum, including the fundamentals of HIV treatment and medication adherence. These online courses cater to busy clinical and non-clinical providers working in the field of HIV prevention and treatment.

1. HIV and Your Immune System
This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. This course is great for providers new to HIV or those who need a refresher!

2. Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment
This 4-week online course is for providers who have existing knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and treatment.

APIWC 101 allows participants to access prerecorded sessions from guest experts who facilitated them LIVE during previous course cycles. To access these sessions, participants can click on the “ARCHIVES” tab located at the top menu bar in the course.

To register, please click on the following link: https://apiwellness.course.tc/account

Please click on “Frequently Asked Questions,” for information about these courses.

Back to Top
  CSTEP Benefits  

CSTEP Benefits is a multi-level benefits training and education program for service providers regarding various health and disability benefits programs. A&PI Wellness Center developed CSTEP Benefits in collaboration with Positive Resource Center. These courses will offer providers the skills to effectively link consumers with available sources of income and health benefits.

CSTEP, in collaboration with Project Inform, has recently added two trainings that focus primarily on health care benefits:

1. Lay of the Land: An Overview of Existing Health Care Programs that Affect People Living with HIV/AIDS

2. Health Care Reform and HIV: New and Upcoming Health Care Programs of the Affordable Care Act

Please click on “Frequently Asked Questions,” for information about these courses.


Back to Top
  More CSTEP Information  

Be a CSTEP Volunteer Advisory Board member!

Our board is a voluntary, collaboration of professionals and community stakeholders who have extensive knowledge and experience in HIV education and prevention, HIV treatment and care, public benefits, health care and/or other issues that are related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in California.

There are two assigned groups:  (1) Treatment Group and (2) Benefits Group which provide assistance and input for the CSTEP Trainings.

CSTEP Volunteer Advisory Board’s roles and responsibilities:
  • Attend quarterly CSTEP advisory board meetings.
  • Review and provide recommendations on CSTEP program design, curricula and evaluation methods.
  • Support the CSTEP Needs Assessment process.
  • Promote CSTEP and recruit potential participants/training consultants in their local areas.

Please send CV or resume to Myrnelle Dizon at myrnelle@apiwellness.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

CSTEP Feedback
Questions & Comments

  CSTEP Online Training Library  

What is PrEP: A Game Changing Approach to HIV Prevention (November 5, 2014)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Case Conference Workshop (June 11, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: Enhancing Skills to Provide Partner Services (February 19, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: A Partner Services Primer (February 12, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: HPV and Anal Cancer Prevention (December 20, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Medicare (December 4, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Private Insurance (November 21, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 2 (September 29, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 1 (September 12, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Case Conference (July 16, 2013)

Benefits Plus: Return to Work (June 28, 2013)

Treatment Plus: HIV and Aging (June 25, 2013)

Home   Contact Us   Jobs   How Can I Help   About Us   FAQ

730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 | Tel 415.292.3400 | Fax 415.292.3404
©2007 A&PI Wellness Center.
This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.