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: This training is currently being held virtually on the Zoom platform. This may change to in-person or hybrid in the future.
You must repeat the certification process starting with this training if you fail either the written test or the counselor observation twice.
In order to register for CT email Kelley.Anderson@la.gov for the next steps.
- 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.
CT Training 2024 Dates:
March 25-27 | 10am-12 noon and 1p-3p (last day, 10a-12 noon)
May 21-23 | 10am-12 noon and 1p-3p (last day, 10a-12 noon)
July 29-31 | 10am-12 noon and 1p-3p (last day, 10a-12 noon)
September 17-19 | 10am-12 noon and 1p-3p (last day, 10a-12 noon)
November 19-21 | 10am-12 noon and 1p-3p (last day, 10a-12 noon)
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
U=U 2024 Dates:
June 4 | 10a-12noon
September 3 | 10a-12noon
December 3 | 10a-12noon