HIV Testing & Diagnosis

HIV counseling and testing occurs in a wide range of contexts in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 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

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington

    Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Federal guidelines for treatment, prevention and care of HIV disease, opportunistic infections, and common co-infections. 

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Federal agency within HHS responsible for promotion of health and well-being of Americans. It houses large domestic and global programs in HIV surveillance and prevention, and is a major partner in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

  • National Clinician Consultation Center

    Healthcare providers can receive no-cost expert clinical consultation in HIV prevention & care, HCV treatment, and substance use management.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines, drug database, and glossary.

Conference Presentations

Georgia AIDS Education and Training Center
Presenters:
Damon Johnson, Austin Chan, Mercilla Ryan-Harris
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
UMC
Presenters:
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
LSU Health Baton Rouge, A Division of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
Presenters:
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Pacific AETC
Presenters:
Thomas Donohoe, Sandra Cuevas, Kathy Jacobson, Kris Lyon, Kimberly Hernandez
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Presenters:
Rosanne Sugay
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Technical Assistance

  • The central hub of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the RWHAP, through HIV curricula, technical support to regional AETCs on practice transformation and best practices, and housing of all AETC-developed tools for HIV clinical staff. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Clinician consultation on HCV management, HIV management, perinatal HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis, substance use. Project period: 2016-2025.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States. Project period: 2020-2022.
  • Project to facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in RWHAP provider settings by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwide. Project period: 2020-2023.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Initiative documenting best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs. Project period: 2021-2024.
  • Developing and field-testing tools for improving STI screening in people with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV. Project period: 2018-2022.