PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This Unit Standard is intended for people who counsel specifically in the area of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and in different counselling contexts where clients are enabled to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns. It is intended for learners who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologist and social workers. It will be useful for counsellors in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, telephone counselling, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services facilities. It should develop learners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Explaining Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the progression of the disease.
Explaining mother to child transmission.
Explaining Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and their relationship to HIV and AIDS.
Explaining the relationship of Tuberculosis (TB) to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Investigating possible treatment options and programmes.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
It is recommended that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
The most common dread diseases include cancer, HIV and AIDS, heart disease, diabetes and Tuberculosis (T