Sex Positivity Episode 2: Language

Wednesday, Sept. 27

12 p.m. ET


This webinar, presented by the ANAC DEI committee, will be a panel discussion that provides strategies for having healthy conversations about sex. The use of language in healthcare can be triggering for patients. Research has shown that language-discordant encounters result in worse health outcomes, reduced access to health information and decreased satisfaction with care. Using trauma-informed language can create a safe and supportive environment that promotes healing and recovery.


Bridgette Picou, LVN, ACLPN

Stakeholder Liaison, The Well Project

President, Greater Palm Springs ANAC

DEI Committee co-chair

Melanie Steilen RN, BSN, ACRN 

Director Nursing Education

Senior Trainer

ANAC Board President

Sarah Williams, NP, APN

Clinician, Nurse Practitioner, Michael Reese HIV Care Program at Mercy Hospital

Rural Committee and Palliative Care Committee member

Angelo James F. Esperanzate, RN

VFX Project Lead

Secret 6

DEI Committee member

Desired Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to participate in healthy conversations about sex with patients and clients, including how to take a detailed sexual history. 
  • List two reasons why it is important to elicit pertinent risk information from clients who present for STI testing and/or sexual counseling.
  • Describe reasons for low-risk perception to HIV infection in vulnerable women.

Register now.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. ANAC will provide 1.0 contact hour of NCPD for the successful completion of this event.
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is accredited as a provider of 
nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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