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HIV Testing Face to Face Workshops

HIV testing workshops can be tailored and scheduled to accommodate specific group and/or organizational requests.

Topics related to HIV testing include: HIV pre- and post-test discussion, partner notification and counselling, and Point of Care (POC) HIV testing. These topics can be offered as a comprehensive HIV testing workshop, or as stand-alone sessions dependent on the needs, experience level and background of learners.

Please send any inquiries and requests to Ellen.Fraser@bccdc.ca.

We continue to offer a regularly scheduled HIV Testing online course that has replaced our biannual HIV workshops held at BCCDC.

Workshop Information

HIV pre- and post-test discussion is a central component of informed consent and follow-up. This topic will outline for providers the necessary elements to discuss and review when offering HIV testing to individuals in community or other healthcare settings. Opportunity will be provided for discussion, networking and practice. 

 
This topic is designed for providers who offer HIV testing, or who assist with the notification and counselling of partners who may have been exposed to HIV. Time will be allotted to discuss effective, non-coercive techniques used to support individuals to voluntarily identify sexual and injection drug-use partners who might benefit from testing. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

Partner services as presented in this course are intended to complement the existing Guidelines for Testing, Follow-up, and Prevention of HIV

This topic can be offered as part of a comprehensive HIV testing workshop, or as a stand-alone session. If requested as a stand-alone session, participants should have either completed a HIV pre- and post-test workshop or online course offering, or have experience talking with clients about HIV testing.
 

This training session will focus on the use and guidelines for practice of Point of Care (POC) HIV tests (also known as "rapid" HIV tests) in BC. This training will provide background information, demonstrate the correct POC HIV testing technique, as well as provide opportunities for discussion and practice. Guidelines and program information can be found at www.bccdc.ca/POC.

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