Staff training is a vital component of your HIV testing program. Everyone involved, from the person who greets the client upon arrival to the support staff assisting throughout the testing process, will impact the HIV testing experience. Building a strong training program is a priority.
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- 10 Steps to a Quality HIV Testing Program (SEATEC)
An important list of issues to consider before starting an HIV testing program.
- Routine HIV Testing Observation (MATEC)
This form is an example of a checklist used to observe HIV testing. It asks the questions required by law in Illinois and should be used as a guide to develop your own evaluation tool.
- HIV Routine Testing Implementation Planning Tool (MATEC, 2010)
This tool will help to organize your HIV testing program. It presents activities to consider and will help track responsibilities, completion dates of the activities, and the outcomes of each task.
- Community Health Center (CDC, 2011)
More and more community health centers (CHCs) are providing HIV testing. CHCs are important places to offer HIV testing because the patients who receive medical care there are often members of groups that may be at high risk of HIV infection.
- Health Center Model (NACHC. 2009)
This document provides a model for how a community health center (CHC) can design a process where everyone 13 to 64 years of age is screened for HIV as a routine part of medical care. The tools and resources referenced were developed, tested, and successfully used by six community health centers participating in a Routine HIV Screening pilot supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- HIV Testing Cost and Reimbursement (HRET, 2010)
This package of information on HIV testing and screening, including cost and reimbursement tools, will assist clinical managers and individual practitioners in starting or expanding an HIV screening or diagnostic testing program. The scope of these resources is limited to screening and testing, and does not explore linkage-to-care issues. This information is designed for health care providers who are not necessarily experts on HIV, finance or reimbursement, and serves as a guide to asking the right questions in each health system, hospital or clinic.
- Getting Started Checklist (East Bay AETC, 2008)
This checklist was created to help you to think about all of the different issues to consider in implementing routine HIV testing.