The Social Networks Strategy (SNS) for Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) is a focused recruitment approach that has demonstrated success in finding people with undiagnosed HIV infection and linking them to care. By using this strategy, agencies may be able to reach the highest-risk persons who are linked to one another through their social networks. The half-day training will provide participants with a basic introduction to SNS.
It is recommended that agencies that are considering implementing SNS attend this half–day introductory course as a prerequisite to the expanded two-day training. Please note: The focus of this training is the use of a specific CDC strategy to increase HIV testing among people who know each other.
This training does NOT cover the use of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Grindr, or dating sites) for HIV prevention activities.