Who Should Attend?
- This two-day training is recommended for HIV testing providers, program managers or supervisors with responsibilities related to program planning, staffing, fiscal decisions or policy development who have attended the Introduction to Social Network Recruitment Strategy (SNS) for HIV Testing Programs training. This training does not cover information regarding how to conduct social media (e.g. Facebook, twitter, Grindr, online dating sites).
T-TAP Training Prerequisites:
The Social Network Strategy (SNS) is a recruitment strategy for reaching persons who are unaware of their HIV infection by leveraging existing social networks. The goal of this strategy is to identify persons with undiagnosed HIV infection within various networks and link them to medical care and prevention services.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Define social networks;
- Define the Social Network Recruitment Strategy (SNS);
- Differentiate the Social Network Recruitment Strategy from other HIV testing strategies;
- List the four phases of the Social Network Recruitment Strategy;
- Describe three benefits of using social networks to reach people at high risk for HIV infection;
- Develop a plan for implementing a social networks strategy in their agency;
- Learn data collection for process monitoring and outcome evaluation; and
- Learn effective techniques to troubleshoot for improved program effectiveness.