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HIV and HCV rapid testing in low threshold settings for PWUD

HIV and HCV rapid testing in low threshold settings for PWUD

This course has been designed to be a complete tool to provide staff in low-threshold settings the knowledge, skills and techniques needed for testing people who use drugs for HIV and HCV and linking them to needed care. It was developed within the EU-funded programme, Joint Action on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis among People Who Inject Drugs in Europe (HA-REACT).

Main topics:
  • Basic information about HIV, HCV, and TB
  • What types of HIV and HCV tests exists and how they work
  • The standards of test counselling
  • Understand philosophy of harm reduction
  • Address gender issues within existing services and/or develop gender-specific services
  • Integrated approaches in realtion to substance use and HIV/HCV testing
  • What can be done to support linkage
  • How to choose the right tools and uderstand the meaning of quality
  • Standards for HIV and HCV testing in prison settings

This course is currently accessible via our old platform at https://e.harmreduction.eu/enrol/index.php?id=7

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