HIV/STD/Hepatitis Training Opportunities

Rapid HIV Test Online Training Course (4 one-hour modules)

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH/CDC to implement HIV testing.  Staff may access this course online or be taught in person by a waived rapid testing Certified CDC Trainer, or a combination of both. 

Purpose: The CDC on-line Rapid HIV Testing Training Course will offer an opportunity for HIV Prevention Providers working in non-clinical settings to gain knowledge and skills on administering rapid HIV testing.  Rapid HIV Testing will allow providers greater reach into places where HIV testing has not been available. This course will also benefit any provider new to rapid HIV testing.

The on-line course has four modules:

    1. Overview and Introduction to Rapid HIV Testing
    2. Safe Work Practices and Specimen Collection for Rapid HIV Testing
    3. Quality Assurance and Quality Control in a Rapid HIV Testing Environment
    4. HIV Prevention Counseling and Providing Rapid HIV Test Results

Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention.

Registration is available online through the HIP eLearning Center Website. For more information, download Rapid HIV Testing On-Line Training Course (PDF)

Requirement for MDH funded agencies: Agency must keep copies of staff training certificates of completion on file for all staff conducting HIV testing.

Grantees of MDH must also complete Fundamentals of HIV Prevention CounselingHIV Test Results, and HIV Testing Data and Blood Borne Pathogen Training before conducting un-supervised testing sessions (the first two are open trainings and available to all providers).

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling (1 day course)

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing.

Purpose: This one day workshop has been designed to improve the ability of providers in a variety of settings to support individuals in making behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.  Skills for administering risk assessments for HIV and STD testing will be learned and practiced.

This course will also benefit counselors, nurses, street outreach workers and social workers in a variety of settings such as family planning/community clinics, STD clinics, HIV testing clinics, chemical dependency programs and correctional institutions.

Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention.

Date - Time: 
October 27, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
There will be a break for attendees to get lunch. Food will not be provided.

Fee: No cost attend but pre-registration is required. Seven (7) CEUs offered.

Registration: 
Please register online as soon as possible.

Questions about registration or this course? Contact Rob Yaeger via email or at 651-201-4046

HIV Test Results (1 day course)

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing.

Purpose: This one day course will benefit staff that perform HIV testing and provide results to clients. This workshop builds on the skills acquired during the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” workshop. The course will discuss the HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Guidelines and indications for routine and/or targeted testing. In addition, it will address the issues of clients who receive positive or negative HIV test results. 

Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to have a basic foundation of knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention and to have completed the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” course.

Date - Time: 
October 28, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
There will be a break for attendees to get lunch. Food will not be provided.

Fee: No cost.  Seven (7) CEUs offered.

Registration: 
Please register online as soon as possible.

Questions about registration or this course? Contact Rob Yaeger via email or at 651-201-4046

HIV Testing Data and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (4 hour course)

This training is a requirement for staff at agencies that are directly funded by MDH to implement HIV testing. Only grantees directly funded by MDH/CDC to do testing may take this training. 

This training is in two parts.

Part One provides guidance, instruction, and hands-on experience in filling out the HIV Testing System form required for agencies and providers funded by MDH and CDC to conduct HIV testing. Discussion will include information about the different testing technologies that are used in the field today and mandated reporting of new case diagnoses.

Part Two provides testing and needle exchange staff with their required annual OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens exposure control training.

Prerequisites:  Participants must have completed the “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling” and “HIV Test Results” courses.

Date - Time:
October 29, 2015

Fee:  No cost to attend but pre-registration is required.

Registration: 
Please register online as soon as possible.

Questions about registration or this course? Contact Peggy Darrett-Brewer via email or at 651-201-4011.

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Updated Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 03:44PM