TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

PRE & POST TEST COUNCELING COURSE

Course Content includes:

- HIV/AIDS and Commonly Related Conditions

  • Basic facts: Definitions, Modes of Transmission, Magnitude and Trends of HIV and AIDS
  • Progression of HIV, and Effects of HIV on the Immune System
  • Vulnerability to HIV
  • Relationship between STI and HIV
  • Relationship between TB and HIV
  • HIV and Family Planning

- HIV Prevention, Care, and Support

  • Prevention of Sexual Transmission of HIV
  • Behaviour Change
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Counseling in ART
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis in Clinical Settings
  • HIV Basic Care Package

- HIV Testing

  • Overview of HIV Testing

-Introduction to Counseling

  • The Concept of Counseling
  • Principles and Attitudes in Counseling
  • Communication Skills in Counseling
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Caring for Counselors

- Counseling Using the VCT Protocol

  • Forms of Counseling
  • Pre-test Counseling
  • HIV Testing Results, Interpretation, and Implications
  • Post-test Counseling
  • Supportive Counseling and Positive Living
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Disclosure
  • Counseling Repeat Testers
  • HCT for couples
  • Counseling for Discordant Couples

- Counseling in Other HCT Approaches

  • HCT in the Clinical Care Setting
  • Home-based HCT

- Counseling Special Groups

  • Counseling People with Disabilities
  • Counseling and Sexual Abuse

- HCT for Children and Young People

  • Effects of HIV on Children and Young People
  • HCT Policy Issues for Children
  • Counseling Children
  • Counseling Young People

- Management of HCT Services

  • Elements, Ethical and Management Issues
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Record Keeping
  • Quality Assurance
  • Integration and Referral