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FTN Update

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The goal of this course is to provide updates from the field for HIV prevention staff who do not perform HIV tests, or who do perform HIV tests as a part of their role, but have previously taken FTN 5-Day, FCT and/or PBC.

This course consists of pre-work, one live Zoom session, and post-work and can take up to 5 hours to complete all modules, and will include updates on topics including combination prevention, de-emphasizing counseling, home testing, stigma and unconscious bias.


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

  • Describe the status-neutral continuum 
  • Describe the Healthy Options Job Aid 
  • Describe health-related stigma 
  • Describe unconscious bias 
  • Describe the testing process/structure

    Course Completion

    • Learners are expected to complete all parts of the course, including prerequisites, pre-work, and post-work in order to receive your certificate of completion
    • The instructor-led portion of the course on Zoom is interactive, and learners must participate to complete it
    • The maximum number of participants allowed into the live Zoom course is 45. If this course is full, please enroll in the next training

    What you will need:

    • A computer with internet
    • Video and microphone capabilities (to engage in the live Zoom session)
    • A space without distractions

    Session Dates: All sessions run from 1:00-3:00PM, Central Time

    Each individual course will open 30 days prior to the 1st live Zoom session to allow for prerequisite and pre-work completion.

    • Feb 13 (Pre-work opens Jan 13 and Post-work closes Feb 20)
    • May 1 (Pre-work opens March 31 and Post-work closes May 8)
    • July 31 (Pre-work opens June 30 and Post-work closes Aug 7)
    • Oct 19 (Pre-work opens Sept 19 and Post-work closes Oct 26)
    • Nov 20 (Pre-work opens Oct 20 and Post-work closes Nov 27)

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Pre-Work

    Feb 12

    Please note, you will be able to access the Pre-Work activities one month before the live Zoom session. Complete pre-work in order to gain access to the live Zoom session.

    2. Live Zoom Session

    Feb 12

    Attend live Zoom session from 1:00-3:00pm CT to access post-work.

    3. Post-Work

    Feb 12

    Complete post-work to receive your certificate of completion.


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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