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Syndemic Training

What is Syndemic Training?

Syndemic training is a comprehensive approach to testing.  It allows individuals an opportunity to learn their HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) status through testing.  Syndemic approaches can be provided through stand-alone clinics or offered through community-based settings.  It is designed to motivate individuals to not only know their status but encourage others to do the same.  It also explores options for changing behaviors to prevent the acquisition and transmission of these diseases, reduce anxiety over a possible infection, facilitate safe conversations, future planning, and improve access to prevention and care services.

To become certified tester and counselor, a candidate must:

  1. Register for the course
    • To receive certification for this course, participants MUST:
      • Attend all three days and miss no more than 30 minutes
      • Pass a written exam with an 80% or higher
      • Successfully demonstrate how to conduct the tests
  2. Attend the course in its entirety.
    • Note: Course participation is a vital component of the training, and any participant who misses any portion of the course in excess of thirty minutes will be withdrawn from the course.
  3. After completion of the course, the participant completes a Post-Course Knowledge Assessment

2024 Training Schedule (No registration deadlines):​

If you are interested in attending an HCT class or have any questions, please contact Heather Land or call at 501-661-2408.

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