Date(s) - 06/06/2016 - 06/10/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Successful completion of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) HIV Prevention Counseling and Testing home study and the Forms Training Webinar. Please contact Sandra Douglas by email at Sandra.Douglas@illinois.gov or call 217 524-6795 for a copy of the home study guide and test.
This is a five day course for new counselors who will be providing HIV prevention counseling and testing. The course includes HIV prevention counseling protocol, concepts and skills for effective client-centered counseling, client coaching for partner notification, and partner counseling and referral, as well as training on the use of rapid testing devices and confirmatory specimen collection. There is also a focus on Partner Services.
Counselors must complete and pass both a written test and Counseling Patient Simulation Assessment in order to receive a counselor number and provide HIV prevention counseling and testing at publicly funded testing sites.