HIV and Hepatitis C Testing Course with AVI Health and Community Services

via CATIE:

CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and Hepatitis C information, is partnering with AVI Health & Community Services to deliver a training course for you and your colleagues on HIV-Hepatitis C Testing. This course is being delivered to frontline workers across Vancouver Island.

CATIE’s HIV and Hepatitis C Testing course aims to develop in-depth knowledge of testing technologies, approaches to testing, and how all service providers play an important role in reaching people with HIV and hepatitis C.  Throughout this course, participants learn about the importance of testing for HIV and hepatitis C, what testing technologies exist in Canada, and key considerations to support people throughout the testing process. By exploring different approaches to testing and the barriers that exist, service providers come away with strategies to facilitate testing and linkage to care, treatment, and prevention in their communities and with their clients.

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing begins on September 20, 2021


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This course is geared towards front-line service providers who work with people who can benefit from HIV and/or hepatitis C testing. Participants should have a basic understanding of HIV and hepatitis C before beginning this course.


Time Commitment

Participants should expect to commit 1.5 hours per week to complete all assigned online activities.


Weekly topic breakdown

HIV-Hepatitis C Testing includes four online modules with a variety of learning activities such as eLearning units, readings, discussion board assignments, and videos. You can work through each weekly module at your own pace.


Week 1: Introduction to testing

Week 2: HIV testing and diagnosis

Week 3: Hepatitis C testing and diagnosis

Week 4: Key components of the HIV and hepatitis C testing process

Week 5: October 14 at noon, Pacific time


To finish the course, you and your colleagues will come together for an interactive online meeting to discuss the course in the context of your work. This will occur on October 14 at noon, Pacific time.  Save the date!


Technical requirements

To access the eduCATIE online learning management system (LMS), you will need to have access to a computer with an Internet connection, and use ChromeFirefox or Safari as your web browser. eduCATIE is not compatible with Internet Explorer.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Health Education Coordinator, Jordan Coulombe at [email protected], to learn more.