Webinar - HIV Testing in NYS

Starting12/12/2017 Ending12/12/2017 StatusClosed
LocationRochester, NY CostFREE Credit HoursNone

This two-hour webinar will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.


As a result of this training participants will be able to:


  • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
  • Understand the time line for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH;
  • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
  • Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
  • Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
  • Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and Explain revised disclosure practices.


    Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.


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