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