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Tips

  • Use humor to break the ice
  • Reinforce confidentiality
  • Establish rapport
  • Build trust
  • Incorporate your personal screening style
  • Use questions that you are comfortable asking
  • Ensure your questions are culturally sensitive and appropriate
  • Watch your assumptions
  • Practice! e.g. roleplays

Content Sources
1. New York State HIV Clinical Education Initiative (CEI). New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.
2. Jaysharee Ravishankar, MD, MPH, David Odegaard, SUNY Downstate STAR Health Center
3. Robert Beil, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
4. NYS HIV Quality of Care & Consumer Advisory Committees