HIV Prevention Counseling
1.) The Facts 101
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“The Facts” is a one-day course and a prerequisite to other HIV clinical training.
Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: understand the spectrum of HIV disease, discuss HIV antibody testing options including legal implications, process of testing and meaning of results, describe partner notification services in the Commonwealth of Virginia, describe effective techniques for providing HIV risk assessment and reduction and discuss implications of HIV infection as experienced by an HIV-infected person.
2.) The CDC’s Rapid HIV Testing Online (Free)
Rapid HIV Testing Online is a 5-hour online modular course. This course introduces HIV testing using CDC guidelines.
3.) HIV Prevention Counseling: Fundamentals
Monday, November 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sign-in 8:30 a.m.)
The Fundamentals is a one-day course for HIV testers that provides guidelines and skill building opportunities. Upon completion of the program the participant will able to: Identify strategies to support clients in making behavior changes that will reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV; demonstrate through practice sessions the six steps of prevention counseling; prepare the client to take the test and assist the client who tests to begin to integrate the result emotionally, behaviorally, and socially.
“The Facts” & CDC’s “Rapid HIV Testing Online” are prerequisites for this course. CDC’s certificate of completion must be presented upon arrival.
4.) The Fundamentals Of Waive Rapid HIV Testing (Free)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
and Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Sign-in 8:30 a.m. both days)
The Fundamentals of Waived Rapid HIV Testing is a day and a half skill-building workshop that will teach participants to administer tests through both didactic and hands-on sessions. Upon completion of the program the participant will able to: Demonstrate safe work practices; identify the QA steps required before, during, and after rapid HIV testing; list the steps of the HIV prevention counseling protocol in conducting the rapid HIV test; perform a waived rapid HIV test correctly including finger stick; demonstrate the integration of HIV prevention counseling into the rapid testing process.
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of the class, a Continuing Education Certificate will be provided by Norfolk State University, an accredited provider.