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Thursday, November 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
F-16 - Rapid HIV Testing of Partners: From Bench to Bedside

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All Part C Grantees, in addition to comprehensive outpatient HIV care, are required (either directly or indirectly) to offer HIV testing and Partner Counselling and Referral Services (PCRS). Traditionally, HIV care has been a HRSA domain with HIV Testing and Prevention being a CDC domain. This workshop will suggest one strategy to integrate the two by active collaboration between a HRSA Part C grantee and the CDC supported Statewide HIV Prevention Program. Participants will get hands on experience with administering a rapid HIV test and learn how to develop a "lab on wheels" for use in the field. Innovative strategies to retain enthusiasm and educate testing personnel will be reviewed including a Jeopardy game that attendees can participate in.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the importance of “free” rapid HIV testing for partners of HIV positive patients seen in the Ryan White clinic and will learn how to implement this program through collaboration with State Health Departments receiving CDC HIV prevention funding.
  • Participants will understand importance of collaboration with HIV/STD Partner Counseling and Referral Services (PCRS) to identify and perform rapid HIV testing in the field at the time of contact notification and will learn tools necessary for implementation of “lab on wheels."
  • Participants will learn ways to provide feedback and education to testing personnel to elicit and maintain enthusiasm and motivation.


Anndrea Rogers

Director, WVU Positive Health Clinic

Arif Sarwari,M.D.

Associate Professor and Medical Director, WVU Positive Health Clinic
Board Certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Medical Director, WVU Positive Health Clinic (Part C ) Clinical Consultant, Bureau for Public Health Rapid Testing Initiative

Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am EST
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