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HIV Testing in NYS

2/18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE!

4 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing); 4 CNE hours

This half-day training will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

• List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
• Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
• Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
• List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
• Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
• Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and
• Explain revised disclosure practices.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.
Audience: All health or human service providers who offer HIV testing as a part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law
Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend the AIDS Institute training, “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session.”

Venue

HVCS Hawthorne
40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Phone:
914-785-8278

Organizer

HVCS Training Center
Phone:
(914) 785-8278
Email:
mpokela @ hudsonvalleycs . org