The HIV Tester/Disease Intervention Specialist works to implement HIV testing, linkage, and retention programs for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Works with the CCHE research team, Linkage to care specialist, case manager and Principle Investigator. Leads efforts to execute outreach scopes of service for HIV-positive and at-risk adolescents and young adults. Establishes connections with members of high-risk networks and attempts to test, link, and engage these members in care. Implements alternative venue, network, and partnership notification testing strategies. Links newly or previously diagnosed persons into clinical care. Develops and implements risk reduction counseling strategies with HIV- infected or affected persons in clinical and non-clinical locations. Coordinates and implements engagement in care programming for HIV-positive persons. Coordinates and implements health and sexual wellness programming for persons who are at risk of acquiring HIV. Provides HIV and STI risk reduction education and advocacy in the community through relevant community-based organizations, schools, and religious communities. Works with research team to develop and execute targeted wellness events in which testing and linkage take place. Provides partner notification to individuals whose sexual or needle sharing partners are identified.
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