What is the "HIV Certificate" required for Florida CNA employment?

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    In Florida, I've seen several help wanted ads that specify CNA certificate, CPR, and "HIV Certificate" required. Anyone know the definition of "HIV Certificate"?
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    Interesting...I've actually never heard of that before. I wonder if it's a regional thing required for certain types of CNA jobs?

    I'm guessing you might have to take a short course on HIV precautions or something like that.
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    I know what it is! I already have that certificate because EMTs are required to take it. HIV/bloodborne pathegeons class is a boring class about disease like HIV/MRSA/Etc that give you awareness. And most of them are STDs. lol

    Although, all the CNA applications I have seen have never required that class.

    Here is an example of a module of a HIV class. Ironically, this is directly towards Florida. I don't know if it would work for you.

    http://www.ems-ceu.com/courses/241/index_ems.html
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    Quote from daimere
    Although, all the CNA applications I have seen have never required that class.

    Here is an example of a module of a HIV class.
    http://www.ems-ceu.com/courses/241/index_ems.html
    Ah ha! Thanks for that. My seeing the requirement on several (count that as dozens) of CNA applications can be attributed to the Internet job search engines that duplicate each other ad infinitum. Searching on HIV certificate CNA leads to 84,000 hits, mostly from one employer.

    After I knew what HIV certificate might be, I found a similar answer amid the documents at the Florida Association of Nurse Assistants. They confirm in-service certificates normally provided by employers can be attained by online or at-home study just like the course to which you linked.

    Since it looks like this is one employer out of thousands, and not thousands of employers, one phone call should end any doubt.
    Last edit by gregmotz on Dec 30, '08 : Reason: to provide FlaNA link
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    I have the HIV/AIDES certificate it was given to us in our NAT classes.
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    Quote from CNA2B
    I have the HIV/AIDES certificate it was given to us in our NAT classes.
    Correct. It is usualy also provided (mandatory by FAC in most settings) by employer training within the first 30 days of employment. An "HIV Certificate" is often not included with "test prep" classes.

    Asking for an "HIV Certificate" is an efficient pre-screening method of assuring (a) completion of state approved NAT and/or (b) prior employmet in a health care facility.


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