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HIV Testing

  • 42-09 28th Street Queens, NY, 11101 United States (map)

Who Should Attend?

  • HIV service providers involved in the provision of HIV testing and linkage to care within a community and/or medical setting. 
  • Clinical or non-clinical staff who need to be updated on HIV testing policies, recommendations and testing technologies.

T-TAP Training Prerequisites: 

  • HIV 101 (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course.

Goal:

This one day training will review the policies, recommendations and technical issues related to HIV testing in New York State. It will also provide a demonstration of approved CLIA-waived, point-of-care HIV testing technologies and a review of the necessary quality assurance measures.

Objectives:

By the end of module one, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the important link between awareness of HIV status and HIV transmission; 
  • Describe the basic requirements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing Law;
  • Differentiate between conventional/traditional HIV testing and rapid/point-of-care HIV tests;
  • Understand CDC’s currently recommended HIV testing algorithm.
  • Participate in running external controls for current CLIA-waived point-of-care testing products; and
  • Describe quality assurance measures including workspace set-up, storage of specimens, temperatures for storage and testing, logging test results, and more. 

Please Note: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. This training does not substitute for on- site training or the certification of proficiency that can be granted by your agency’s laboratory director or your HIV testing supervisor.

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