HIV Testing Training

Would your team benefit from HIV Testing Training?

Allow the teams from Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) and the Alabama AIDS Education Training Center (Alabama AETC) to prepare or enhance your HIV response.

To begin planning with us, please respond to the submission form provided. Feel free to review the HIV Testing Training Agenda below, or download a copy you can print.

Accreditation Statement: Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Medical Advocacy and Outreach is also an approved Continuing Education Provider with the Alabama Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider No. 0134.

STANDARD HIV TESTING TRAINING AGENDA

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
(1.0 contact hrs)
HIV/STI overview
Outcomes:

– Counsel individuals on prevention methods in order to provide appropriate risk reduction tools for specific client needs.
– Understand how stigma affects patient care and provide accurate information on HIV prevention and treatment to encourage testing, linkage, retention, and reengagement in care for people living with HIV.
– Define the benefits of successful HIV treatment (U=U) and outline healthy habits.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
(1.0 contact hrs)
Risk assessment
Outcomes:

– Identify risk factors for HIV and STIs.
– Encourage open communication on sensitive topics to increase sexual wellness for clients by creating a safe, non-judgmental environment.
– Provide individualized risk reduction counseling tailored to patient needs.
– Refer patients for HIV, STI and hepatitis screening, establish risk reduction strategies, and support positive behavioral changes.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
(1.0 contact hrs)
HIV Testing – (with testing kit vendor)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
(1.0 contact hrs)
Pre- and Post-Test Counseling and PrEP referral
Outcomes:

– Define/identify: HIV/AIDS, Antibody/Antigen, window period, abstinence, safer sex, confidential, consent.
– Present HIV test results promptly w/explanation: negative/non-reactive, positive/reactive or inconclusive/indeterminate.
– Counsel individuals on prevention methods, including PrEP, in order to provide appropriate risk reduction tools for specific client needs.
– Discuss steps to follow if testing positive: risk reduction/secondary prevention, linkage to care, legal issues, etc.