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HIV Counseling, Testing & Referral (CTR) Services Program: New Provider Training

DATE:  Sep 29, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
TIME:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:  This two day workshop provides participants with an overview of HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) services in Wisconsin. Participants will expand upon and practice communication skills essential for having effective and efficient change conversations related to HIV risk behavior with clients using the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing. Participants will learn the target audiences and objectives of the Wisconsin HIV CTR program and quality assurance requirements of workers providing rapid HIV testing. A combination of activities will give participants opportunities to build their knowledge of HIV statutes, sexual health, safer sex practices, biomedical interventions to prevent HIV, and delivering HIV test results. Participants will also learn how to effectively administer the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo rapid test.

Objectives:
• Practice using motivational interviewing in the context of having change conversations regarding HIV risk with clients seeking HIV prevention and treatment services.
• Demonstrate required skills for HIV testing, specifically working with the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo rapid test.
• Enhance knowledge of HIV-related statutes, surveillance data, sexual health, and risk reduction practices.
• Practice pre-test decision making conversations and delivering HIV test results.

Audience:
This training is required for prevention workers and PS providers. Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin HIV Program or those receiving permission from the instructor may also attend.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Jennifer Widholm at 608-262-2730 or email jennifer.widholm@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.

SPONSOR:  Wisconsin HIV Program & Wisconsin HIV Training System
EVENT TYPE:  Training
TRAINING MODE:  Face to Face
PRE-REQUISITES:  HIV: Basic Facts
Motivational Interviewing Beginning Skills- Session 1 & 2
Motivational Interviewing Refresher Training
LOCATION:  Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
PARKING INFORMATION:  Parking is available in either the City of Madison State Street Campus Garage off of North Lake St. for $1.50 per hour or the Lake & Johnson St. Ramp (Lot 46). See maps below for more information on location and cost.
Interactive City of Madison State Street Campus Parking Garage Map
ROOM:  213
LUNCH:  Lunch will be provided each day.
MEETING WEBSITE:  The Pyle Center
LODGING NOTE:  A block of rooms has been setup at the The Graduate Hotel Madison for September 28th & 29th. For participants traveling over 100 miles lodging will be provided for you. If you meet those requirements, when registering please choose which nights you need a room and we will take care of booking the room. You will receive your confirmation information a month before the training.

If you are under 100 miles and still want to spend the night you can call the Graduate directly at 608-257-4391 and identify yourself with University of Wisconsin - Madison to get a nightly rate of $131. Participants traveling under 100 miles are responsible for the cost of the room. The room block will be released on August 30th.
LODGING WEBSITE:  Graduate Hotel Madison
REGISTRATION PROCESS:  Please register for this training online via this website
REGISTRATION BEGINS:  07/01/2021
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  09/22/2021
CONTACT PERSON:  Jacob Dougherty
CONTACT PHONE:  (608) 261-9429
CONTACT EMAIL:  jacob.dougherty@dhs.wisconsin.gov
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