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’s skills play an integral and continuous role in the HIV/ AIDS medical management team.
All Health Care Workers
On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:
This is an eLearning course.
The following modules are included in this short course:
1.Introduction to HIV/AIDS
2.Counselling and communication skills
3.Pre- and post-test counselling
4. Psychosexual issues in HIV counselling and testing
5.Legal and ethical issues
6. Mother-to-Child Transmission
7. Antiretroviral Treatment (ART)
Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire for which a pass mark of 50% is required.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate on completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment process.
For more information or to register, please contact
FPD Nursing Education Unit
Tel: +27 87 821 1109