Welcome to the National Multicultural Center’s “Promoting HIV Testing in Diverse Populations” curriculum. This is the third in a series of curricula that will cover a wide range of topics concerning the provision of culturally competent healthcare services to all individuals belonging to a diversity of ethnic, racial, and cultural groups.

The “Promoting HIV Testing in Diverse Populations” curriculum contains 5 modules, designed to assist readers in becoming familiar with the details of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings, as well as the practical implications of enacting the recommendations in clinical practice. Before reading each module, you will be offered a short pretraining assessment to give a baseline view of your beginning knowledge of the topics covered in that module. Then, at the end of the module, you will be able to take a post-training assessment to determine whether you have achieved the module’s learning objectives.

The modules are:

  • US HIV Epidemiology
  • Recommendations for Routine HIV Testing
  • Benefit of Early Testing and Risks of Delayed Testing
  • Barriers to Testing and Strategies to Improve Rates of HIV Testing
  • HIV Testing Technologies

Learning Objectives of Overall Curriculum

  • Describe the general history and epidemiology of the HIV epidemic in the United States
  • Discuss differing patterns of the HIV epidemic in diverse population groups
  • Discuss the CDC’s 2006 updated recommendations for routine HIV testing in all healthcare settings
  • Identify the potential benefits of early HIV testing
  • Identify the potential risks of delayed HIV diagnosis
  • Identify diverse population groups’ particular needs for promoting HIV testing
  • Discuss the challenges of implementing routine HIV testing in diverse population groups
  • Describe strategies for implementing routine HIV testing in diverse population groups
  • Identify currently available HIV testing technologies
  • Discuss the differences between point-of-care and laboratory-based HIV testing technologies

You can also view the archived Webinar and slides that supplement this curriculum.




Howard University College of Medicine AIDS Education and Training Center - National Multicultural Center