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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 enter  "Rapid HIV Testing (e-Learning)" in the search field.  

New Advances in HIV Diagnostic Testing - Training for Health Professionals

Course Description:
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. 

Target Audience:
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.  

The materials on this site are designed for HIV/AIDS prevention with persons at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV. They are meant to be resources used by HIV prevention providers such as health departments and community-based organizations so as to provide the best evidence-based HIV prevention services. These materials are not meant for the general public. They are not meant for children. They are not school-based HIV prevention strategies.