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

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

  • 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.

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Yale University School of Medicine

    Guide on how to implement an opt-out HIV testing program in a jail setting.

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

  • 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).

  • National Clinician Consultation Center

    This AETC clinical training program provides expert clinical consultation in HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Esta página incluye información básica sobre el VIH, hojas informativas, y afiches.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Federal agency within HHS responsible for promotion of health and well-being of Americans. In terms of prevention of infections, injuries, and illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum, NASTAD

    Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum

    Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM. 

Technical Assistance

  • National center for HIV/AIDS clinical education resources and training.

  • Clinician consultation on HCV Management, HIV Management, Perinatal HIV/AIDS, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Substance Use

  • The Rapid ART DAP will facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)  by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwid

  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance.

  • Developing and field-testing tools for improving STI screening in people with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV. Active 2018-2021.

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