Free HIV Capacity Building for Providers

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PCDC’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care program provides free capacity building and technical assistance to clinical health care settings. The goal of the program is to expand and improve the delivery of HIV prevention services using the core components of the CDC’s HIP strategy.

El programa de PCDC, HIP in Health Care, proporciona asistencia técnica gratuita con el objetivo de expandir y mejorar la prestación de servicios de prevención del VIH dentro de entornos clínicos. Nuestro programa se basa en los componentes centrales de la estrategia de prevención de alto impacto de los CDC.

HIV Prevention Services

PCDC’s HIP in Health Care program is funded by the CDC to support clinical HIV testing and prevention. This is accomplished through personalized, tailored support and by establishing long-term working relationships with providers.

HIP in Health Care’s technical assistance is tailored to meet the unique capacity building needs of health departments, community-based organizations, and clinical sites operating in the Northeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

El programa de PCDC, HIP in Health Care, está financiado para apoyar las pruebas clínicas del VIH y la prevención de personas con VIH a través de un apoyo personalizado y facilita una relación laboral a largo plazo.

La asistencia técnica se adaptará y entregará para satisfacer las necesidades de desarrollo de capacidades de los departamentos de salud, organizaciones comunitarias y sitios clínicos dentro de la región noreste de los Estados Unidos, incluyendo Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes.

Cultural Sensitivity

Cultural sensitivity

  • Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data
  • Culturally Competent Care: Incorporating Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Considerations into Practice
  • Considerations for Gender-Affirming Care
  • Sister to Sister (S2S)*


PEP and PrEP

  • Get the Basics on PEP and PrEP
  • Billing and Reimbursement for PrEP
  • How to Assess for PrEP Eligibility
  • How to Support PrEP Adherence
  • Key Considerations for PrEP Implementation
  • PEP and PrEP Navigation

HIV Testing

HIV Testing

  • How to Conduct Opt-Out HIV Screening
  • New HIV Testing Technologies
  • Billing and Reimbursement for HIV Testing
  • Key Considerations for Post-Test Counseling
  • Key Considerations for Implementation of Routine Testing
  • Pharmacy Testing*

Linkage to Care

Linkage to care

  • Best Practices for Linkage to Care
  • Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)*

Prevention with Positives

HIV prevention with positives

  • HIV Navigation Services*
  • Partnership for Health – Safer Sex*
  • Staying Connected*
  • Enhancing Skills for HIV Navigation (8-part series)
    • HIV and other Co-Occurring Chronic Conditions
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • How to Create and Maintain Professional Boundaries
    • Basics of Good Communication
    • Basics of Mental Illness and Crisis Management
    • Considerations for Behavioral Health
    • Motivational Interviewing

Learn More

For more information about our HIP in Health Care services, please review our Services Bulletin.

Find Nearby HIV Testing

Knowing one’s HIV status is the first step in receiving appropriate care. The CDC recommends routine HIV screenings for everyone aged 13-64, and annual screenings for those at higher risk.

Use the HIV Locator to find local HIV testing services.

Message about COVID-19

During this very difficult and unusual time in American and public health history, PCDC’s HIP in Healthcare team is thinking of you, your patients, and your families. We are working hard to learn about the evolving science and impact of COVID-19 on our health and communities as we remain committed to continuing our HIV care and prevention work.   

As a start, we want to make sure you and your clients are aware of the Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV.The guidance was developed by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Panels, working groups of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. It contains recommendations for all individuals with HIV including specific recommendations for pregnant individuals, children, and health care providers working with persons with HIV.

The Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also released an excellent Q&A titled “COVID-19: What People with HIV Should Know,” along with other valuable information.

We encourage you to check your local and state health department websites as well for updates, information, and resources.   

We have expanded our online platforms to accommodate the changes needed in order to continue providing you with the best technical assistance experience possible. At PCDC we have always used a blended learning approach by combining the use of in-person workshops and technical assistance, with distance-learning approaches including virtual learning communities. 

Please reach out to us at with information, ideas, and technical assistance requests as we work together to respond to this crisis.   


CPN logoPCDC’s HIP in Health Care team is proud to be a member of the Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN). To find out more information about the network, please visit the CPN website.