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On-Line Training
  Hepatitis C: Basic Facts 
  This online course provides an introduction to Hepatitis C practitioners working in the field of HIV services. It provides an overview of Hepatitis C (HCV) that includes the following:

Objectives:
  • Key information about the hepatitis virus
  • The different types of hepatitis
  • Epidemiological data
  • Modes of transmission
  • Prevention
  • Disease progression
  • Testing protocols
  • Treatment options
  • Audience:
    Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

    Online Access: Upon registering for this course you will receive an email saying that you have been placed on a waitlist. You will then receive the information you need to access the course within three days of registering.

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.

       
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    On-Line Training
      HIV: Basic Facts 
      This online course provides an introduction to HIV/AIDS for practitioners beginning to work in the field of HIV services. It examines basic information about the virus, transmission, disease progression, epidemiology, prevention, and services. The course focuses on the socio-behavioral aspects of HIV infection rather than the biomedical aspects.


    Objectives:
    • Answer basic questions about HIV, HIV transmission, and disease progression
    • Describe evidence-based interventions to reduce risks of transmission, including HIV testing.
    • Identify agencies and organizations providing prevention and care services.
    • State facts about populations affected by HIV in Wisconsin.
    • Describe populations at greatest risk for HIV transmission in Wisconsin.
    • Discuss implications for prevention and care related to the HIV health disparities.
    Audience:
    Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

    Online Access: Upon registering for this course you will receive an email saying that you have been placed on a waitlist. You will then receive the information you need to access the course within a week of registering.

    Note: This course has combined the HIV: Epidemiology in Wisconsin course and HIV: Basic Facts course into one online course.

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.

       
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    September 14, 2017 Fitchburg
     8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Statewide Action Planning Group 
      Meeting of the Wisconsin HIV Community Planning Network Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG)

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Barbara Nehls-Lowe 608-890-4653 or email barbara.nehlslowe@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.
       
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    October 10, 2017 -October 11, 2017 Milwaukee
     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Developing Effective Communication Skills for HIV Service Delivery (October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017) 
      Working in the field of HIV prevention and care service delivery provides practitioners with a unique opportunity for early intervention with clients living with HIV or at risk for HIV. Often these clients will bring up a number of behavioral and health concerns that need to be skillfully addressed in order to reduce their risk for HIV. This two-day workshop provides participants the opportunity to develop and practice communication skills essential for having effective and efficient change conversations. The skills and strategies used are derived from the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing. An emphasis will be placed on establishing a person-centered relational foundation with a client through effective listening and reflection.

    Objectives:
    • Describe key concepts for effective conversations
    • Be able to identify the core skills of asking, listening and informing and how they are effectively used in conversations about behavior change.
    • Demonstrate a basic level of fidelity of these skills in change conversations and practice fundamental communication concepts and skills related to HIV prevention and risk reduction for clients seeking HIV testing and prevention services.
    • Develop a plan for integrating skills into routine practice.
    Audience:
    Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.   
      Pre-Requisites   
      HIV: Basic Facts
     
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    October 31, 2017 -November 1, 2017 Milwaukee
     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM HIV Counseling, Testing & Referral (CTR) Services Program: New Provider Training (October 31, 2017 - November 1, 2017) 
      This two-day workshop provides an overview of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) services in Wisconsin. This training builds upon communication skills that are essential for effective HIV counseling in a variety of settings, including community-based organizations, local public health departments and other venues. Participants will learn the target audiences and objectives of the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV CTR Program, quality assurance requirements for HIV testing laid out in the state HIV CTR protocol, and will have an opportunity to be trained on using the Determine HIV-1/2 Antigen/Antibody combo rapid test. The latest scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention that can be provided to clients will be discussed as well. The course is designed to build upon skills from previous workshops to support providers to develop test decision counseling skills, giving test results, and linking consumers to community resources.

    Objectives:
    • Describe, demonstrate, and practice fundamental communication concepts and skills related to HIV prevention and risk reduction for clients seeking HIV testing and prevention services.
    • Examine how HIV treatment and prevention advances have affected individuals and the HIV epidemic, and learn resources for accessing HIV prevention and treatment services.
    • Identify and explain requirements for HIV testing, specifically working with the Determine rapid HIV test, as well as learning testing options, limitations, the meaning of test results, and recommendations for additional testing.
    Audience:
    Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.   
      Pre-Requisites   
      HIV: Basic Facts
    Developing Effective Communication Skills for HIV Service Delivery
     
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    November 29, 2017 -November 30, 2017 Madison
     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wisconsin Passport to Partner Services (PS) (November 29, 2017 - November 30, 2017) 
      This two day workshop is an innovative blended learning approach with both online and onsite course components and is based on CDC's new Passport to Partner Services training. It has been customized to specifically address Partner Services need in Wisconsin.

    Audience:
    Wisconsin Local Public Health Departments staff intending to provide HIV Partner Services or staff already providing PS wanting to refresh their knowledge on PS.

    If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.

       
      Pre-Requisites   
      HIV: Basic Facts
    Developing Effective Communication Skills for HIV Service Delivery
    HIV Counseling, Testing & Referral (CTR) Services Program: New Provider Training
     
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