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HIV Testing Online Course

The HIV testing course is a self-directed online course designed for nurses who will be offering HIV testing or prevention services in their communities or workplace.

The goals of the HIV Testing Online Course are:

  • To provide the foundation for Nurses to competently provide HIV testing services in their communities
  • To enhance knowledge around HIV prevention and testing strategies, services and resources

Course schedule

The HIV Testing Online Course is offered as a 4-5 hour self-directed online course accessible on PHSA LearningHub.

Course access

  1. Self registration is available through:
  2. Click the Register button - this will take you to the LearningHub login page.
  3. From there you can log into your existing LearningHub account or create a new account.

Course content

  • Module 1 - The Virus and the Impact of HIV: Introduces the course, reviews HIV as a pathogen and disease, and describes the impacts of HIV prevention and treatment
  • Module 2 - HIV Tests: Describes and compares the characteristics of HIV tests used in BC
  • Module 3 - Working with Populations: Considers approaches and principles that guide engaging populations in HIV testing in BC
  • Module 4 - HIV Testing Discussions: Overview of the key elements of HIV testing discussions required to achieve informed consent, provide results to HIV tests, and follow up with HIV positive results
  • Module 5 - Partner Follow up: Describes the stages and roles of partner follow up and notification

A certificate of completion is available to learners who have completed all course requirements.

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