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04/24-04/26/2024 Foundations of Testing and Navigation IN-PERSON

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The goal of this in-person, 3-day course is to prepare new prevention specialists to perform HIV tests, deliver results and initiate status-neutral navigation.


By the end of this training, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Describe the status-neutral continuum (including PrEP, PEP, U=U)
  • Explain combination prevention using the Healthy Options Job Aid
  • Describe stigma and its impact on health inequities
  • Define and mitigate unconscious bias
  • Apply the process outlined in the Conversation Guide

    Course Completion

    • Participants are expected to complete all parts of the course, and attend fully, in order to receive a certificate of completion.
    • The maximum number of participants is 10. If this course is full, please enroll in the next training.
    • Participants are expected to attend every session and complete all course work to receive their certificate of completion.
    • DSHS has requested the contact information of participants who are unable to complete the course for potential follow-up to learn about barriers to course completion. 

    In-Person 2024 Session Dates: All sessions run from 9:00AM-5:00PM, Central Time

    Each course will open about 37 days prior to the course registration deadline (1 week before the first day of training) to allow for prerequisite and training confirmation.

    • April 24, 25, 26 (Pre-work opens Mar 27 and Post-work closes May 3) in Austin, TX.
    • July 24, 25, 26 (Pre-work opens June 19 and Post-work closes Aug 2) in Dallas, TX.
    • Aug 14, 15, 16 (Pre-work opens July 17 and Post-work closes Aug 23) in San Antonio, TX.
    • Oct 16, 17, 18 (Pre-work opens Sep 11 and Post-work closes Oct 25) in Rio Grande Valley, TX.

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Registration & Prerequisites

    Apr 16

    Complete Screening Questionnaire and required prerequisite eLearning course to register for this in-person training

    2. Logistics & Attendance Confirmation

    Apr 16, 8800 Business Park Dr #200, Austin, TX 78759

    Information about travel logistics (accommodations, airport, etc.) and confirmation of your attendance in-person

    3. Evaluation

    Apr 30

    Complete the Evaluation to receive your certificate of completion


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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