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Learning Unit 1

Introduction to HIV/AIDS

  • Global Picture

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa

  • Background and Concept

  1. What is HIV & AIDS?

  • HIV Transmission – modes of transmission

  • Factors affecting HIV transmission

  • Myths about HIV

  • The normal immune system

  • The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Learning Unit 2

Pre and Post HIV Counselling

  • Impact of Testing

  • Where to go to get tested

  • Available tests overview

  • Stages of Infection

Learning Unit 3

  • Anti-retroviral Treatment (ART)

  • Drug Resistance

  • Obstacles to Adherence

Learning Unit 4

  • HIV Prevention

  • What is re-infection?

Learning Unit 5

  • MMC

Learning Unit 6

  • Sexually transmitted Infections (STI)

  • Male and Female reproductive system

  • Signs and symptoms of STIs

  • Complications of STIs

Learning Unit 7

  • Link between HIV and STIs

  • Opportunistic Infections

Learning Unit 8

  • Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)

Learning Unit 9

  • Tuberculosis (TB)

  • The spread of TB

  • Signs and symptoms of TB

  • TB Treatment

  • TB and HIV

Learning Unit 10

  • Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT)

  • Screening for HIV positive women

  • Monitoring during pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Counselling in EMTCT

  • EMTCT- Labour and Delivery

  • Infant Feeding

  • Infant prophylaxis

  • Infant Testing

Learning Unit 11

  • Family Planning

Learning Unit 12

HIV and Nutrition

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