The goal of the LINCS program is to provide and coordinate comprehensive linkage to care, partner services, and care navigation for people who test positive for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis in San Francisco.

LINCS Introduction to HIV Interview with Erin Antunez

This Course is designed for the LINCS team to provide HIV partner services interviews for newly diagnosed people living with HIV within City Clinic and throughout the City.

LINCS CDC Communication Skills

The goal of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the basic communication skills necessary for partner services providers, and to give you opportunities to practice those communication skills. This module also focuses on various problem solving techniques, and the importance of maintaining an assertive stance. And finally, you will learn about the importance of being comfortable talking about sex.

LINCS Strength-Based Sexual Health Coaching

After completing this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe a client centered, strength based, collaborative approach in interviewing.
  2. Assist patients to gain the knowledge, skill, and confidence to become active participants in their care.
  3. Learn tools to implement in interviewing with setting the agenda, ask tell ask, closing the loop, and creating a client centered action plan.

Please click on the trainings below and view them in numerical order 1-8.

LINCS STD/HIV Partner Services Interview Video

This video provides an example of a mock partner services interview with a syphilis client. HIV prevention is also addressed extensively during the interview. The use of the STD/HIV interview format is highlighted throughout the video.

While watching this Video please take notes on what you liked and what you might do differently.


LINCS HIV Infection and AIDS CDC Training

This unit provides information you will need in your work with patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and resulting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). You will learn about the characteristics of the HIV/AIDS and how HIV is transmitted from one person to another. The unit also covers the course of infection, testing and prevention methods, and information about case management.

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LINCS- Syphilis Case Management and Visual Case Analysis (VCA)

The goal of this module is to improve your capacity to perform comprehensive syphilis case management, in order to prevent the further spread of syphilis within the sexual and social network of known cases. The first part of the module focuses on the steps of case management. In the second part, you will practice using an essential tool for disease intervention called visual case analysis (VCA). The two, case management and visual case analysis, go hand in hand to ensure that your investigations and interventions are thorough and effective.