Welcome to the Training & Capacity Building page of Louisiana’s STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program.
Currently, we offer three trainings for you to attend. Click the training link to learn more.
Counseling and Testing Training
Sex Positivity Training
Introduction to CT Training:
HIV Prevention Counseling and Rapid Testing is based on models developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for administering rapid tests and risk reduction counseling to clients. These skills empower clients to assess their readiness for results and their own risk behaviors, and to develop a realistic and incremental plan for behavior change.
NOTE: If you fail either the written test or the counselor observation twice, you must repeat the certification process starting with this training.
For information about CT Training, email Kelley.Anderson@la.gov
- Intended audience: staff and volunteers of community-based organizations who currently implement or plan to implement rapid HIV testing at their facility
- Length: 2 and a half days
- Steps toward certification as an HIV Prevention Counselor: Following the training you must sign up to take a written test on the training’s content. Once the written test is passed you must be observed conducting a counseling session and administering an HIV rapid test in order to complete your certification. Contact the OPH-SHP Regional Coordinator for your area to schedule an observation once you have passed the test.
Introduction to U=U Training
SHHP is pleased to provide a two hour virtual ‘U=U’ training for individuals who would like to learn about the Undectectable=Untransmittable science, the grass roots movement, and its importance for those living with HIV. People living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load for at least 6 months and take their medicine as prescribed CANNOT pass HIV on to sexual partners. The U=U movement is critical to reduce stigma in our communities and highlight hope. We hope that you can join us, please sign up and register for one of the dates below. Please send any questions to: Kelley.Anderson@la.gov
May 9 – 1pm – 3pm
July 11 – 10am – 12 noon
September 12 – 1pm – 3pm
November 14 – 10am – 12 noon
SHHP is pleased to provide a 2-hour virtual Sex Positivity training for individuals who would like to learn about what Sex Positivity means and how it can best be used to improve our work.
The training will be available via Zoom, please have a camera and microphone that are operational and turned on to fully participate. Sign up here!
April 25, 10 am – 12 noon
June 27, 10 am – 12 noon
August 29, 10 am – 12 noon
October 31, 10 am – 12 noon
December 19, 10 am – 12 noon