STI & HIV Prevention

HCET’s STI/HIV training projects are implemented in collaboration with state, local, and national agencies. All projects supported by HCET strive to destigmatize STIs/HIV, provide evidence-based prevention strategies, and ensure community-based providers are accessible and highly skilled.

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Wisconsin STI Alliance Team

HCET coordinates SALT, a statewide network of family planning, STI, and laboratory program staff and providers. The SALT team meets bi-annually to increase, share, and promote knowledge of STI testing, treatment, and intervention methods from experts in each field. Funding is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Gonorrhea Antibiotic Resistance Project

HCET is the training partner for the Wisconsin Department of Public Health's STI Control Section on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project, “Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea” (SURRG). This project provides funding in Wisconsin to identify, analyze, and respond to resistant gonorrhea infections.

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Get Yourself Tested Campaign

The GYT campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to encourage young people to get tested and treated for STIs and HIV. HCET leads this campaign in Wisconsin by providing training and technical assistance to local health departments and community-based organizations to provide outreach and access to youth friendly, confidential, convenient, and low cost STI testing and treatment. Funding is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Expedited Partner Therapy

EPT was signed into Wisconsin Law in May 2010 to enable physicians, physician assistants, and certified advanced practice nurses to prescribe, dispense, or furnish medication for STIs to partners of patients diagnosed with trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia without conducting a physical examination of the partner. HCET supports data collection and sharing for this project.

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Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

DIS are the backbone of HIV & STI Prevention. DIS assure all patients who are infected, or have been exposed to an infection, are notified and treated. HCET is an avid supporter of DIS and provides opportunities for training and professional development to those working in this crucial public health role. DIS and other health professionals have been called upon to utilize their unique skill set to respond to COVID-19 throughout the country.



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IDOH Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Training Project

HCET works with the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program to promote STI testing and treatment services at local health departments and community-based organizations throughout Indiana. HCET provides agencies with training opportunities, social media support, outreach, and communication strategies to increase access to testing and treatment.

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Get Tested IN

Get Tested IN is an initiative of HCET, in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Health’s STI Prevention Program. This website offers both community and provider resources to address health disparities and reduce STIs in Indiana communities.

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Virtual Learning

HCET Virtual Learning offers online learning courses designed to support health educators and other individuals teaching youth and adolescents, clinicians and family planning specialists, and all other professionals working in reproductive and sexual health. Topics include adolescent health and education, family planning, and STI education. It is a self-paced and accessible way to access up-to-date, medically accurate and inclusive training and professional development.

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IDOH HIV

HCET works with the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) HIV Prevention program to enhance outreach and engagement services at local HIV/AIDS service and other community-based organizations throughout Indiana. HCET provides agencies with training opportunities, social media support, outreach, and communication strategies to broaden awareness and strengthen detection and retainment of priority populations of Indiana residents.