BBV Pre & Post Test Discussion Training for GP's

WA AIDS Professional Training copyPre & Post Test Discussion Training is a one day training course, designed to give GP's practical knowledge in appropriate counselling for chronic illnesses.  

This Active Learning Module has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2014-16 triennium.

Total points: 40 (Category 1).
Activity Number: 26037

While the focus of the course is HIV, the learning outcomes can be easily adapted for any chronic illness.

Appropriate pre and post test discussion is critical for the well being of patients when testing for blood borne viruses. 

Increasing the capability and confidence of doctors having these discussions with their patients will not only significantly improve the doctor’s skillset, but reduce the anxiety, stress and discomfort felt by the patients. 

Learning Outcomes include:

+ Identify central objectives of test discussion & post test counselling 

+ Understand framework for facilitating change

+ Understand principles of sexual health counselling & education

+ Identify attitudes towards people engaging in high risk behaviours

+ Recognise opportunities to educate clients about BBV transmission risks & safer behaviours

The learning outcomes of the course can be easily adapted for any chronic illness.

The course can be undertaken in-house, for up to 12 practitioners. 

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact: 

Reena D’Souza 

Ph: 08 9482 0000 

or email

Here is what our clients say about the course:

"The course was excellent! Although I am a GP registrar. The training covered the dialogue of pre- test counselling & post test discussion in a way I hadn’t come across. It was very useful & practical and the strategies learnt I can adopt straight away in my practice.
Useful for not just BBV but also delivering any bad news. Motivational interviewing is an area that I have previously struggled with and it gave me the language and tips & resources to decrease my discomfort. My knowledge of HIV & BBV was updated. So much of my knowledge was outdated - back to my Med School days! I didn't realise so much was actually involved in informed consent. I will recommend it to everyone"

"A very good training. Would be a good idea to get other GP’s to be trained though RACGP.”

"A very useful and practical course. Very well organised and relevant to my practice.  The length of training was appropriate with adequate information and excellent facilitation.”

"The trainers were excellent at providing information, facilitating discussion and giving real life answers to queries about previous experiences and how to do it better.”

"Excellent facilitation. Trainers had excellent knowledge of subject matter.”



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Reena D’Souza 

Ph: 08 9482 0000 

or email

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.