HIV/AIDS Awareness Training


The aim of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Training program is to empower and increase the awareness to participants of HIV/AIDS, its impact, management and availability of support systems. Each year there are more and more new HIV infections, which shows that people either aren't learning the message about the dangers of HIV, or are unable or unwilling to act on it. Many people are dangerously ignorant about the virus - a survey found recently that a third of teens thought there was a 'cure' for AIDS. Education is an important component of preventing the spread of HIV.
Even if education were completely successful, it would still have to be an ongoing process - each generation a new generation of people become adult and need to know how to protect themselves from infection. The older generations, who have hopefully already been educated, may need the message reinforced, and need to be kept informed, so that they are able to protect themselves and inform the younger.

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Thousands of people are infected and children are being orphaned because of HIV/AIDS. Not everyone knows the impact AIDS has in every community and every business or organisation.

The latest statistics on HIV and Aids, according to the UNAIDS Gap Report in 2016, shows that South Africa has the biggest HIV epidemic profile in the world.

STI/Condom week is running from 10-16 February 2016 and aims to educate the public around the contraction and prevention of STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

Patients who are on ARV treatment As from April next year will no longer have to take three tablets but only need one tablet per day. This was announced by the Department of Health during a media briefing to announce a tender award for a single dose tablet.

The majority of companies in South Africa reported lower productivity and increased levels of absenteeism as a result of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. An economic impact assessment can help your company understand and combat the effects.

The corporate governance of South Africa's largest HIV/Aids NGO called The Right to Care has been strengthened by the latest additions to its board which include non-executive directors Peter Moyo, Peter Goldhawk and Stanley Mabuza.

A conference is currently underway in Durban to examine the role culture plays in how society deals with HIV and Aids. Speaking at the Learning and Sharing Conference, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said it was important to identify cultural practices that prevent communities from accessing HIV and Aids services.

The study, which was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on behalf of the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA), also shows

HIV spreads through intimate sexual contact and through contact with HIV positive blood and other body fluids. The first step is for the virus to gain entry into the target cell. Once inside the cell the virus will begin to reproduce

The question of attitude is one of the greatest and perhaps the most worrying problems related to HIV/AIDS. We need to consider our personal attitude, and the attitudes of others, towards the disease and those suffering from the disease. What is your attitude to those who have been infected?

To better understand what HIV and AIDS is and how they relate it is necessary to look at a few definitions.

In order to make an informed or educated decision about having an HIV test it is important to understand what is involved, why you should have a test, or why not. This is one of the reasons for counselling. There are emotional issues to deal with.

Many people who are HIV positive are living longer now than in the past. HIV is not an immediate death sentence. There is a great deal that can be done to live a happy and healthy life for a number of years.




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