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Topic: HIV Counseling and Testing

HIV counseling and testing occurs in a wide range of contexts in Ryan White programs. Situations as diverse as community outreach, partner testing, pregnancy, and labor and delivery call for special counseling approaches on the part of clinical staff. The technology of testing has continued to evolve with rapid tests, oral tests, and home tests. Finally, legal requirements for offering and documenting tests in a health care settings have also shifted in many states and jurisdictions.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • National Quality Center and Baltimore City Health Department (Part A Program)
    July 2014

    This is a comprehensive set of HIV self-management videos, featuring testimonials, conversations, narrative, and animation to provide key messages about HIV and emphasize health literacy concepts.

  • Pacific AETC
    February 2014

    Online trainings to help providers address care challenges that stand in the way of clients accessing, testing, linkage, care and engagement in HIV services.

  • AETC National Resource Center
    January 2014

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials from the HRSA AETC network.

  • AETC National Resource Center
    January 2014

    Large collection of training and implementation resources for HIV testing programs in a variety of settings from the HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers network.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    November 2013

    Webinar on the integrated HIV prevention and care planning efforts and approaches to joint planning bodies. The Los Angeles EMA and Chicago EMA presented on their experiences in creating an integrated prevention and care planning body in their communities. -co

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    August 2010

    Clinical debate of the mathematical theory that HIV/AIDS can be eliminated from society if all adults are tested regularly and all infected persons are put on antiretroviral therapy—regardless of CD4 level. 

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Reports and Best Practices


  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    March 2015

    High-impact HIV prevention interventionsbased upon scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions directed to the most vulnerable populations in the geographic areas where HIV prevalence is highest.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    August 2014

    AIDSinfo is the official home to all U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines. The site also includes a HIV/AIDS health topics database and fact sheets on FDA-approved and investigational HIV/AIDS-related drugs, educational materials for consumers and providers, and a clinical trials database.

  • Clinician Consultation Center
    May 2014

    This AETC clinical training program provides expert clinical consultation in HIV/AIDS management, post-exposure prophylaxis, perinatal HIV/AIDS, and HIV testing.