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The HIV Prevention Counseling series is made up of three workshops designed for health care professionals. The Factsserves as the foundation for “The Fundamentals,” which teaches counseling skills. The Fundamentals of Waived Rapid HIV Testing & Prevention Counseling” is designed for those who have attended the previous courses and will be administering the OraQuick rapid test.

The Facts is a one-day course that provides information concerning the spectrum of HIV disease, HIV antibody testing and developments in rapid testing, legal issues, disclosure assistance (partner counseling and referral services), risk assessment and reduction, and psychosocial issues.

The Fundamentals is a two-day course that provides guidelines and skill-building opportunities for professionals who implement prevention counseling and HIV antibody testing. This updated workshop incorporates recent recommendations and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for personalizing prevention counseling sessions before and after testing for HIV. The Facts” is a prerequisite for this course.

The Fundamentals of Waived Rapid HIV Testing is a two-day skills building workshop that will teach participants to administer the OraQuick test through both didactic and hands-on sessions. Participants will understand how to integrate the six steps of prevention counseling into the rapid HIV testing process. The Facts” and “The Fundamentals” are prerequisites for this course.

The Facts

August 17, 2010 (DOC, Crozier, VA) September 17, 2010 (Lynchburg, VA) September 29, 2010 (Richmond, VA) October 13, 2010 (DOC, Marion, VA) December 14, 2010 (DOC, Crozier, VA) February 23, 2010 (Chesterfield, VA) March 29, 2011 (DOC, Crozier, VA) May 4, 2011 (Bristol, VA) May 18, 2011 (Glen Allen, VA)

8:45am Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 10:15 10:30 Noon

HIV Overview (Basic HIV 101)

Break HIV Antibody Testing & the Law Lunch (on your own)

3:15

Personal Perspective

4:10

Wrap-up & Evaluation

3:00

Break

4:15

Adjourn

1:00pm Risk Assessment/Reduction

2:15

Disclosure Assistance (PCRS/Reporting and Forms)

UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe the spectrum of HIV disease

  • Discuss HIV antibody testing options including legal implications, process of testing, and meaning of results

  • Describe partner counseling and referral services in the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Describe effective techniques for providing HIV risk assessment and reduction

  • Discuss implications of HIV infection as experienced by an HIV-infected person

  • Describe the Virginia Department of Health’s role in the partner counseling, referral, and disclosure assistance processes

AGENDA AND OBJECTIVES

The Fundamentals

August 18, 19, 2010 (DOC, Crozier, VA) September 30, October 1, 2010 (Lynchburg, VA) October 6, 7, 2010 (Richmond, VA) October 14, 15, 2010 (DOC, Marion, VA) December 15, 16, 2010 (DOC, Crozier, VA) March 2, 3, 2011 (Chesterfield, VA) March 30, 31, 2011 (DOC, Crozier, VA) May 5, 6, 2011 (Bristol, VA) May 19, 20, 2011 (Glen Allen, VA)

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

8:45am

Review/Preview

9:00

Continuing with Remaining Steps

10:30

Counseling Skills & Concepts

Noon

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

HIV Prevention Counseling Steps

2:30

Break

2:45

HIV Prevention Counseling Steps

4:15

End Day 1

8:45am

Welcome and Introductions

9:00

Workshop Overview

10:15

Break

10:15

Break

10:30

Role Play

2:30

Giving Test Results

4:10

Wrap-up & Evaluation

Noon

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm Test Decision Counseling

2:15

Break

4:15

Adjourn

UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE 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

  • Support the client in making a decision about testing and preparing for the result

  • Assist the client who tests to begin to integrate the result emotionally, behaviorally, and socially

The Fundamentals of Waived Rapid HIV Testing & Prevention Counseling

November 4, 5, 2010 (Richmond, VA) March 24, 25, 2011 (Central, VA) April 18, 19, 2011 (Roanoke, VA) June 9, 10, 2011 (Central, VA)

DAY ONE

10:00

Safe Work Practices & Specimen

Collection

11:30

Kit Contents, QA & Controls

Noon

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

QA & Controls

1:45

Demonstration of Controls & Station

Set Up

8:15 am

Registration

8::30

Introductions & Pre-course

Assessment

9:00

Overview of Rapid Testing

2:45 3:00

Break Integrating HIV Prevention Counseling, Providing Results & Self Care

4:30

End Day 1

9:45

Break

DAY TWO

8:30am

Review

9:45

Providing Results & Venue Concern

10:15

Break

10:30

Role Play

11:45

Wrap Up, Post-tests and Evaluation

Noon

Adjourn

UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE 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

  • Demonstrate the integration of HIV prevention

counseling into the rapid testing process

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