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Training

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling

Course Goal

To further educate health care providers in North Dakota on HIV and current testing procedures and improve their ability, in a variety of settings, to support clients in making behavioral changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Registration

Please click here to register for a Fundamentals Course. For dates, time and location of Fundamentals see the Events section of this website. Only 20 spots are available per class on a first come first served basis.  Contact Gino Jose at 701.328.1059 or gjose@nd.gov  for additional information.

Beginning Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling

This course is required for HIV CTR sites and preference will be given to their staff. This is a one day class that requires in person attendance. Healthcare providers who provide HIV testing and who have not received their initial certification in HIV prevention counseling are highly encouraged to attend.

Course Objectives

The participant will:

  • Broaden their knowledge of HIV and current testing procedures.
  • Become familiar with the counseling skills utilized during an HIV prevention counseling session.
  • Become familiar with the six steps of HIV prevention counseling.
  • Obtain skills pertinent to providing clients with HIV test results.

 Advanced Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling

The Advanced Fundamentals course is scheduled for Spring of 2013. This will be a in-depth training focusing on HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and education. More information will be made available in the future.

Course Objectives

The participant will:

  • Broaden their knowledge of HIV, STDs, hepatitis and TB/HIV co-infection.
  • Become familiar with the one-step HIV counseling session utilized during rapid testing.
  • Obtain skills pertinent to providing clients with HIV positive test results.
  • Obtain strategies to incorporate cultural competency into the HIV prevention counseling session.

The North Dakota AIDS Education Training Center

The program consists of didactic sessions and rotations at various clinical sites throughout the Denver-metro area. Each training is individualized, to the extent possible, to meet the professional learning goals, practice needs, and interests of the participant. Typical training sessions are held over the course of three days. Please check with North Dakota AETC for criteria and eligibility. Click here for more information on the program.

Support for Attendance

Support is available for participant travel to and from the program, lodging, and per diem through the N.D. AETC. Travel support is only available to participants within the Mountain Plains region. Please contact Cassie Kasowski at 701-234-4852 or email at Cassie.Kasowski@sanfordhealth.org.