CATIE is partnering with THN to deliver a training course for you and your colleagues on HIV and Hepatitis C Testing. There is a full course outline where you can find out more.


The purpose of the course is to support frontline service providers to talk to their clients about HIV  and Hepatitis C Testing Testing course aims to develop in-depth knowledge of testing technologies, approaches to testing, and how all service providers play an important role in reaching people with HIV and hepatitis C.  Throughout this course, participants learn about the importance of testing for HIV and hepatitis C, what testing technologies exist in Canada, and key considerations to support people throughout the testing process. By exploring different approaches to testing and the barriers that exist from both an individual-level and system-level, service providers come away with strategies to facilitate testing and linkage to care, treatment, and prevention in their communities and with their client,

The HIV and Hepatitis C Testing course begins on July 6th 2021

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This course is geared towards front-line service providers who work with people who can benefit from HIV and/or hepatitis C testing. Participants should have a basic understanding of HIV and hepatitis C before beginning this course. Front line service providers who are not testers themselves, rather, who have a role in supporting people to be connected to testing, treatment, and linkage to care, would benefit from this course.


Time Commitment

Participants should expect to commit 1.5 hours per week to complete all assigned online activities. The online meeting is approximately 2 hours long.


Weekly topic breakdown

HIV-Hepatitis C Testing includes four online modules with a variety of learning activities such as eLearning units, readings, discussion board assignments, videos and webinars. You can work through each weekly module at your own pace.


WEEK 1: Introduction to Testing

WEEK 2: HIV Testing and Diagnosis

WEEK 3: Hepatitis C Testing and Diagnosis

WEEK 4: Key components of the HIV and hepatitis C testing process

WEEK 5: Online Meeting – HIV and Hepatitis C Testing: Implications for front-line service providers


To finish the course, you and your colleagues will come together for an interactive online meeting to discuss the course in the context of your work. The interactive webinar will occur on July 29th 2021 from 1 PM to 3 PM EST. Save the date!


Technical requirements


To access the eduCATIE online learning management system (LMS), you will need to have access to a computer with an Internet connection, and use Chrome, Firefox or Safari as your web browser. eduCATIE is not compatible with Internet Explorer.


If your organization has strict email filters in place, please check with your IT personnel to make certain that you have the technical requirements to participate in this course. Please ask them to add to the list of safe senders to ensure you receive a course invitation. You can also choose to register with a different email account (e.g. a personal account) to make it more likely that email notifications from eduCATIE aren’t blocked.


For more information about this course or CATIE’s Education program, please contact Joël Xavier, health education coordinator, at


CATIE’s HIV & Hepatitis C Testing Course Flyer