Health Outreach Specialist: Works to implement HIV testing, linkage, and retention in care programs for the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Establishes connections with members of high-vulnerability networks and attempts to test, link, and engage these members in comprehensive care service programs including PrEP and PEP. Implements alternative venue, network, and partnership notification testing strategies. Develops and implements risk reduction counseling strategies with HIV+ or high-vulnerability HIV-negative patients. Links newly or previously diagnosed persons into clinical care. Coordinates and implements engagement in care programming for HIV-positive persons. Coordinates and implements health and sexual wellness programming for persons who are highly vulnerable to HIV infection. Provides HIV and STI risk reduction education and advocacy in the community through relevant community-based organizations, schools, and faith-based communities.This position requires a vehicle for 20% local travel.This is a grant funded position that requires continued external funding once the current funds are exhausted.
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