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.
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.
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.