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HIV Education

HIV Outreach and Prevention Program

  •  (941) 714-7592

    Mailing Address

    410 Sixth Avenue East 

    Bradenton, FL. 34208 


HIV Education 

DOH-Manatee offers a variety of HIV education courses, both for individuals who wish to become certified HIV counselors and for the general public.

  • Courses required of certified HIV counselors

HIV 500/501

This 3-day course surveys the issues and concerns that accompany HIV counseling and testing.  Topics include, but are not limited to, in-depth coverage of disease and viral evolution, treatment, drug resistance, testing, reporting, surveillance, transmission, prevention, legal and societal issues, client-centered counseling techniques, skills to assist clients in developing personalized risk-reduction plans, lab form completion, OraSure testing procedure, and post-test counseling.

HIV/AIDS 501 Update

A 2-hour annual course update required for counselors to retain certification.  Topics include: recent advances in treatment, prevention methods, surveillance, and legal concerns.

  • Other courses (please call for availability)

Adolescent Classes

HIV informational course focused on prevention. Approved by the Manatee County School Board.

Adult Classes

HIV informational course available in English and Spanish. Classes are tailored for specific interest and content if sufficient notice is given.

  • Pre-registration required for adult classes