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Office of AIDS

HIV Testing in Non-Healthcare Settings 

OA funds local health departments to provide confidential and anonymous HIV testing in a variety of non-healthcare, community-based settings. The goal of these efforts is to identify people who are unaware of their HIV-positive status and link them into HIV care and treatment services. Some jurisdictions also provide hepatitis C testing.

HIV Test Counselor Training

Both medical and non-medical personnel may be trained by OA-sponsored training to provide rapid and convention HIV tests. For more information on staff training, contact Karin Hill, Training Coordinator.

Resources for Individuals 

The California HIV/AIDS Service Referral Website provides California-specific information on HIV testing, prevention, care and treatment, and support services.

Rapid HIV Testing

OraQuick Rapid HIV Testing Guidelines (PDF)Opens in a new browser window.: Policies, Procedures, and Quality Assurance document contains policies, procedures, and quality assurance guidelines related to the implementation of rapid HIV testing in California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS settings.  Appendices include:

  • Site Preparation Checklist
  • HIV Counseling Information Form (CIF)
  • External Quality Control Log,
  • Anonymous Consent Form - English and Spanish
  • Confidential Consent Form - English and Spanish
  • Consent to Transition to Confidential Testing  
  • ORA Quick Results Example Sheet
  • OraQuick Test Kit Competency Checklist 
  • Rapid Test Inventory Log

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