DoxyPEP STI Prevention

Prevent Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia with taking doxycycline with 72 hours after sexual encounter. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the findings of the DoxyPEP study
  2. Be aware of key considerations for implementing DoxyPEP in clinical practice
  3. Describe at least one way the local health department can support integration of HIV and STI prevention

STI/HIV/HCV Test Counselor Pre-Training (May 22nd – 26th, 2023)

Upcoming In-Person Training: May 22nd – 26th, 2023

This online course provides the information that forms the foundation for the HIV Counselor Training you will be attending soon. Both trainings build on almost 30 years of experience talking with people about stopping the transmission of HIV.

This online course is separated into reading modules, followed by a 32-question quiz. There is no time limit to complete the reading or quiz. Once you begin the quiz, you may go back to the readings. However, you may only submit your quiz answers once. Your quiz will be scored by a training administrator, and you will receive an email with your score. You need at least 80 percent of correct responses in order to be eligible to sign up for the training. If you do not pass on the first try, you will receive an email notification and then can re-take the quiz one more time after reading the material again.

Learners are not able to self-enroll in the pre-training course at this time. Instead, your site coordinator should have registered you for this program and you should have received an email notification from the SFDPH Center for Learning and Innovation saying you have been enrolled in this course. If you have not yet received this email notification, please reach out to your site coordinator first to ensure they have submitted an application for your registration in this program.

If you are a learner seeking to register yourself in this program and are unsure of who your site coordinator is, or you believe you are at a site without a coordinator, please contact

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.

Please click on the training below to view training.

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.