Title 902 | Chapter 002 | Regulation 140

902 KAR 2:140.Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test counseling.

Section 1.

Before functioning as a counselor in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing site under the auspices of the Cabinet for Human Resources, a person shall have completed a training course approved by the Sexually Transmitted Disease Section, Department for Health Services, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:


Medical overview of HIV infection and disease;


Explanation of types of HIV tests and their interpretation;


Review of risk factors for HIV infection and how to prevent infection;


Instruction in counseling approach to a person seeking and/or needing HIV testing;


Instruction and roll play in informing a person of a positive HIV test;


Recognition of need for social services and/or mental health referral, and instruction on how to make these referrals;


Instruction regarding medical care referrals for a person with HIV, including tuberculosis skin testing;


Instruction regarding partner notification services for persons with HIV; and


Training emphasizing the need to assure a complete, coordinated array of care for a person with HIV, and emphasizing the need to view HIV as a chronic disease rather than a rapidly fatal condition.

HISTORY: (17 Ky.R. 175; eff. 9-13-1990; Crt eff. 11-26-2019.)

7-Year Expiration: 11/26/2026

Last Updated: 12/15/2021

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