HIV/AIDS Awareness and Training

There has been so much focus over the years regarding the prevention of HIV and AIDS. Although recent years have seen great movements in the realm of HIV and AIDS where living with AIDS is far more manageable and campaigns to stop infection can be seen throughout the media, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding this disease. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is invading all areas of SA society and its effects are wide reaching. In order to contain this virus and offer support to those affected, education, information and discussion as well as counselling services, health care and home care are necessary.

LifeLine Johannesburg offers a half to one day basic HIV/AIDS awareness training programme to ensure that all participants are equipped with a minimum level of knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and skills to make informed decisions regarding their own sexual behaviour.
LifeLine Johannesburg has a wealth of knowledge and experience that not only provides a good sound based theory of information to participants on this topic but also provides excellent practical exercises which are experiential and insightful to participants in order to learn more about HIV/AIDS. In addition, the programme equips HIV positive participants with the knowledge and skills to live productive lives.

WHY ATTEND THIS PROGRAMME?
To offer up to date and appropriate HIV/AIDS information and awareness
To enhance understanding of the epidemic
To provide information that helps address myths and misconceptions in the workplace
To clarify understanding of prevalence studies and VCT
To assist participants with their case studies and provide an introduction to support and containing skills
To empower participants with the knowledge and skills to manage the epidemic in their organisation
To provide a forum for questions, discussion and further referrals
To address HIV in the workplace concerns
To keep abreast of HIV treatment protocols

HIV and AIDS INTERVENTIONS
– Awareness Training
– Peer Educator and Supporter Training
– Debriefing

OBJECTIVES
To offer HIV and AIDS interventions whenever required
Awareness and Education Sessions
Peer Counsellor / Educator Training
Debriefing of Peer Counsellors
Pre / Post Test Counselling Training
What is HIV/AIDS
Greater understanding of HIV Transmission and Prevention
More knowledgeable on STIs and Treatment to understand the course of HIV Diseases
The impact of HIV on vulnerable groups and the communities
The societal and workplace rights of people who are infected by HIV and AIDS

OUTCOMES
By the end of this training programme participants will
Have a working knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS issues
Be educated in HIV and AIDS facts: history, statistics, definitions, testing, treatment, stages and symptoms, STI infections, high risk and safer sexual behaviours, correct condom use, transmission and healthy lifestyle
Acquire an understanding of the legal implications of HIV/AIDS
Be well informed as to making wise lifestyle choices
Become aware of the implications of an infected and affected workforce
Develop educator and support skills (HIV and AIDS PEER EDUCATORS)
Grow in self awareness
Experience group support and bonding

PROGRAMME
1) HIV transmission
2) HIV and AIDS prevention
3) Signs and symptoms of STIs
4) STI treatment for self and partners
5) The Immune system Understand the course of HIV Disease
Disease progression
Human rights
Common myths

Contact LifeLine Corporate for a tailored quote that will suit your needs and budget towards meeting training needs for your staff! This Workshop can be held as a conference talk or tailored with experiential examples for those wanting a full brief knowledge on HIV

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Bernadette
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

Blended Blended

Presented Presented Courses

In House In-House

On Demand On Demand

Course Duration: 

half day to 1 full day depending on requirements involved

Cost: 

Please contact us for a tailored quote for a minimum of 6 delegates

Course fee Includes: 

LifeLine Facilitator/s, notes/handouts and all training material