This half day workshop
is designed for health care providers who provide HIV testing or who assist with
the notification and counselling of partners. The workshop provides time to
discuss effective, non-coercive techniques which can support clients to
voluntarily identify sexual and injection drug-use partners who might benefit
Participants will have opportunity to practice skills in a non-threatening,
supportive atmosphere. Commitment to full time participation is requested as the
program is designed to progress in incremental steps.
Partner counselling as presented in the PCRS course compliments the existing
guidelines for HIV antibody testing. As a pre-requisite for this course,
participants should have either attended a Pre and Post Test Workshop or have
experience talking with clients about HIV testing.