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HIV Testing Online Course

The HIV testing online course is designed to provide nurses with the necessary education to begin to offer HIV prevention and testing services in their communities and/or workplace.

The goals of the HIV Testing Online Course are:

  • to prepare nurses to provide HIV testing and prevention services in their communities
  • to facilitate networks to support competence and HIV testing and prevention services

Course schedule


The 2020 HIV course has been postponed.  We are in the process of adapting the course to a self-directed, continous intake, online course. Details will be posted here when available.

Course content

  • Module 1 - The Virus and the Impact of HIV: Introduces the course, reviews HIV as a pathogen and disease, 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.
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