HIV/AIDS Training

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This Training is only run for groups on special arrangement

The history of AIDS is a short one. As recently as the 1970s, no one was aware of this deadly illness. Since then the global AIDS epidemic has become one of the greatest threats to human health and development. At the same time, much has been learnt about the science of HIV & AIDS, as well as how to prevent and treat the disease. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV touches the lives of children and families in every country in the world. Over 2 million children under the age of15 are living with HIV (infected with HIV). Millions more are affected by HIV (not infected but living in families with infected members).As a result of this, the expansion and improvement of HIV and AIDS education around the world is critical to preventing the spread of HIV. There are an estimated 34 million people living with the virus, and each year millions more people become infected. The HIV & AIDS Training two day course was designed by FAMtrac FAMSA Training Centre to improve the ability of providers in a variety of settings to support individuals with HIV. This course will also benefit counsellors, community outreach workers and social workers in a variety of counselling settings.


Please note

  • A minimum requirement to attend this training is the Basic Counselling Skills 1 and 2 trainings or a recognized Basic Counselling skills training. 
  • Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.
Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this training the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basic facts about HIV & AIDS and the Immune System.
  • Understand the Global and African context with regard to HIV & AIDS.(Statistics)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between HIV/AIDS/STI’s/ and TB.
  • Describe Pre- & Post Test counselling procedures in HIV and understand the Treatment of HIV & AIDS.
  •  Understand the process and solve concerns about Disclosure and its effect on partners/couples/ families, and empathise with someone who discloses their positive status.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate appropriate disclosure through role-play.
  • Understand and refer for PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) in cases of domestic violence.
  • Be able to identify the couple as a system.
  • Be able to have a basic understanding of conflict management with couples.
  • Be able to control a trauma-debrief session.
  • Be able to understand grief process stages and how to act, given the stage of the couple.
Course Outline: 
  • What is HIV & AIDS?
  • HIV & AIDS and the Immune System
  • History of HIV & AIDS
  • Transmission of HIV
  • Prevention of HIV
  • Relationship between HIV/STI’s and TB.
  • The Clinical Stages/Phases of HIV & AIDS and the Immune System
  • The CD4 count
  • Myths around HIV & AIDS
  • Positive Living
  • Vulnerable groups
  • HIV Testing Procedures
  • Demonstration of an HIV Testing and Counselling Procedure
  • Counselling clients with HIV/AIDS
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure in relationships- its effect on partners/couples and families
  • Treatment- What are Anti-Retroviral medicines
  • How do Anti-Retroviral’s work?
  • The effects of ARV’S
  • When to initiate treatment
  • Living a Positive Lifestyle
  • The effect of HIV & AIDS on Vulnerable groups in communities and society
  • HIV and Domestic Violence
  • HIV and Affairs
  • Couple conflict management
  • Couple counselling- Systemic assessment
  • HIV, Trauma Support and Bereavement.
  • HIV & AIDS and Issues of Grief and Loss
Price: R0.00