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Tuesday, November 27 • 10:15am - 11:45am
A-03 - Guidance to Implement Routine HIV Testing in Clinical Settings Using ACTS: Advise, Consent, Test, Support

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This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the important role routine HIV testing in clinical settings plays in the national HIV/AIDS prevention and care plan. The ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) system of streamlined counseling and practice change utilizing buy-in, implementation planning, training, and monitoring/evaluation using existing resources will be described. Illustrations of ACTS successes in clinical practice (i.e., clinics, hospitals, and CBOs) in the US and South Africa will be described as models for implementation planning in participants' own settings. The workshop will also feature practical sessions that skill participants in streamlined counseling and routine testing implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe four practice change elements that can facilitate implementation of routine HIV testing in clinical settings.
  • Participants will practice delivery of a streamlined HIV counseling protocol that they can use in clinical care.

Participants will be guided through a routine testing implementation process that can be tailored to their own institutions.


Donna Futterman,M.D.

Director & Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Donna Futterman is the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York, where she has worked since 1989, and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Futterman has published more than 60... Read More →

Stephen Stafford

Director of Communications & Special Projects, Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center
Stephen Stafford is the Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Adolescent AIDS Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. He also serves as a health care communications consultant for business, governmental, and not-for-profit clients. Mr... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 10:15am - 11:45am EST
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