CDC Guidance on HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings
NEW! CDC issued program guidance for HIV testing providers called Implementing HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings: A Guide for HIV Testing Providers. This guide supports the implementation of HIV testing services in nonclinical settings in the United States. The purpose of the guide is to familiarize providers with key programmatic issues and updates that impact HIV testing service delivery in nonclinical settings. Although this guidance is intended for CDC-funded nonclinical HIV testing providers, non-grantees may also find the content useful. [CDC's Dear Grantee Letter - March 16, 2016]
Implementing HIV Testing in a Nonclinical Settings: A Guide for HIV Testing Providers complements the document Planning and Implementing HIV Testing and Linkage Programs in Non-clinical
Settings: A Guide for Program Managers, and the Evaluation Guide for HIV Testing and Linkage Programs in Non-Clinical
Settings, which are both intended for HIV program managers.
Online Training Resources
Rapid HIV Testing Online Course (RHT)
The CDC on-line “Rapid HIV Testing Training Course” will offer an opportunity for HIV Prevention Providers working in non-clinical settings to gain knowledge and skills on administering rapid HIV testing. Rapid HIV Testing will allow providers greater reach into places where HIV testing has not been available.
The on-line course has four modules, and takes approximately 5 hours to complete.
- Overview and Introduction to Rapid HIV Testing
- Safe Work Practices and Specimen Collection for Rapid HIV Testing
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control in a Rapid HIV Testing Environment
- HIV Prevention Counseling and Providing Rapid HIV Test Results
All materials in the course are based on CDC guidelines, protocols and established best practices related to rapid HIV testing, as seen in clinical and non-clinical settings.
To learn more about CDC's Rapid HIV Testing course, please review FAQs and Trouble-shooting Rapid Testing Web-based Training
To register for the Rapid HIV Testing course, please visit the HIP Training Calendar
and select "Rapid HIV Testing - Online" from the Interventions and Courses drop down menu.
New Advances in HIV Diagnostic Testing - Training for Health Professionals
An interactive e-Learning tool for clinicians to identify key characteristics and follow-up needs for patients with either positive or negative 4th generation HIV test results.
This program is designed for the wide range of medical and health professionals who administer HIV tests in clinical settings. It is designed to accommodate learners with different backgrounds and varying levels of expertise in HIV testing.
To register and for more information, please visit www.4thGenHIVTests.edc.org
, CME/CNE available.