The UNAIDS "90-90-90" strategy calls for 90% of HIV-infected individuals to know their status. To achieve the target of ensuring that 90% of HIV-infected persons know their HIV status is a challenge. Hence, there is a need to focus on the unreached population. Research has found that there is a general tendency for males not to attend health clinics and they therefore do not test for HIV. There is also a need to reach communities and individuals in their homes for HIV counselling and testing. More lay counsellors are needed in the health system to be trained in HIV counselling and testing.
This course is intended for people who counsel specifically in the area of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The course addresses basic counselling, pre- and post-HIV test counselling, and ongoing counselling and support for individuals infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. The development and implementation of an anti-retroviral treatment plan is also covered.
This course is targeted at individuals who want to become HIV lay counsellors in the community or workplace. Lay counsellors serve in private organisations, public institutions, schools, NGOs/CBOs, faith based bodies, trade unions, and not-for-profit organisations, Primary Health Care Facilities and support agencies, training facilities, and health and emergency services and facilities.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
Any equivalent qualification on NQF level 3, with relevant practical experience (maths literacy and numeracy).
Students must have access to the internet.
The course fees vary, based on the number of enrolments by an organisation for the short course. A quotation per student will be given by the Course Co-ordinator, Cassius Semaushu at
Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za. Course fees must be paid in full prior to the course start date.
Cassius Semaushu, E:
Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za • T: +27 (0)11 312 4524
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