SAPTA HIV Testing Program


SAPTA HIV Testing Program

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Block Grant supported the Office of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency (SAPTA) HIV Testing Program operated between October 2016 - September 2020.

      The Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency (SAPTA) HIV Testing Programs assist SAPTA state certified residential and/or transitional treatment facilities in offering rapid HIV testing at treatment locations. This supported the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. It also supports the requirement of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) initiative to expand early intervention services for HIV by funding certified residential and/or transitional treatment facilities to offer and encourage rapid HIV testing (including confirmatory and diagnostic testing), HIV risk reduction education, linkages to care, and other ancillary services. Multiple SAPTA certified residential and/or transitional treatment programs was selected statewide.

       

      Questions or Comments?

      Please contact Preston Nguyen Tang, Health Program Specialist I (Contractor), at (702) 486-6488, or ptang@health.nv.gov.

        SAPTA HIV Testing Resources

        Below are resources for HIV Testing providers:

        Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program (HIV 101)

        This Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program is designed to provide the attendee with all of the necessary information to conduct rapid HIV testing in the State of Nevada. This course is offered through the Southern Nevada Health District. In order to receive a certificate of completion, the staff must complete the Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program course in its entirety. This certificate is required by the State Laboratory Licensing Bureau for the CLIA waiver to conduct on-site Rapid HIV testing.

         

        Please email Preston Nguyen Tang at ptang@health.nv.gov and Joyce Castro at castro@snhd.org for additional information or register for the course.

        Additional Technical Assistance (TA) or Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) or Training Request

        The Office of HIV - HIV Prevention and Surveillance Program can provide additional training and resources to ensure your program success. Please contact Preston Nguyen Tang ptang@health.nv.gov – Please describe the nature of your training request. The more details you can provide, the better we will be able to serve you.

        Worker ID Request

        A worker ID is needed for each staff person who will be conducting HIV Testing. To obtain a worker ID, the agency should send the following information to Preston Nguyen Tang, Health Program Specialist I, ptang@health.nv.gov:
        • Copies of Southern Nevada Health District - Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program
        • The sponsoring agency’s name and mailing address
        • The requesting staff’s full legal name, their work email address, and work phone number.

        Please allow time for Worker ID’s to be generated and sent back to the agencies.

        HIV Testing EvaluationWeb Fillable Form Template

        All funded HIV Testing partners are responsible for the collection of all rapid HIV testing data using the HIV Testing EvaluationWeb Fillable Form Template or follow the EvaluationWeb Schema. Below is a link to the approved HIV Counseling and Testing Form.

        2019 Nevada Evaluation Web HIV Testing SAPTA Fillable Form 

        Engagement in HIV Prevention Planning Groups

        All funded programs are required to participate in the HIV Prevention Planning Groups for their respected jurisdiction. They may participate via conference call or in person. The subgrantee should contact the following to participate in the HIV Prevention Planning Groups:

        •  Southern Nevada - Cheryl Radeloff at radeloff@snhd.org
        •  Northern Nevada - Jennifer Howell at Jhowell@washoecounty.us

        Nevada Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan – Data Submission

        All funded program is required to submit quarterly HIV testing numbers to the University of Nevada, Reno – Center for Program Evaluation (Director, Center for Program Evaluation - Dr. Elizabeth Christiansen elizabethc@unr.edu), for the data reporting needs of the Nevada Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan

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