HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) is now referred to HIV Testing Services to embrace a range of services that should be provided together with HIV testing. Responding to HIV and AIDS is one of the most important tasks in South Africa, which is why the prevention of new HIV infections and treatment and care of HIV-infected people are one of the South African government’s top priorities. It is critical to identify HIV infection in people before they develop an AIDS defining disease. And if HIV positive, on-going counselling becomes the mandatory cornerstone in the long- term medical management of HIV/AIDS. Advanced – level HIV/AIDS counselling and testing has become a healthcare discipline. A healthcare provider C&T skill plays an integral and continuous role in the HIV/ AIDS medical management team.
All Healthcare Professionals and Lay Counsellors who need to acquire knowledge on the management of this condition as a matter of urgency.
This course is a classroom course and participants will receive a comprehensive and user-friendly study guide developed by experts in the field covering all the modules. Subject matter experts will be the faculty of the course
Participants are assessed through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 1
Your study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop.
Additional materials which would assist participants in diagnosing and managing HIV related conditions will also be provided. National guidelines will be distributed whenever they are available.
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the assessment process.