HIV & SYPHILIS RAPID TEST WORKSHOP

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Updated May 6, 2023
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TRAINING GOALS

  1. To develop Project country capacity to provide ongoing training for the conduct of HIV and syphilis rapid testing through the preparation of trainers & testers drawn from key population groups (CSOs), and the community health care system, including National AIDS Programmes (NAPs)
  2. To expand access by vulnerable groups in Project countries to reliable HIV and syphilis rapid testing in order to support improved treatment and care of HIV infected persons from key populations.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  1. To sensitise participants to the importance and impact of HIV and syphilis testing reliability on the treatment and care of those infected
  2. To provide participants with the technical knowledge, tools and skills to conduct HIV and syphilis rapid testing safely and reliably
  3. To sensitise participants to the importance of continuously applying professional ethics to the conduct of HIV and syphilis rapid testing

Course Curriculum

Things You Should Know?!

  • Syphilis
    • What is Syphilis ?
      Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria.
    • How can Syphilis be treated?
      Syphilis can cause serious health problems if it is not treatedHowever Syphilis can be easily treated using penicillin.
      Syphilis Treatment — Allergy, Reactions, Penicillin Antibiotics, and  Alternatives | Everyday Health
  • HIV
    • What is HIV?
      HIV is a virus that lives in human blood, sexual fluids, and breast  It weakens your immune system, so your body has a hard time fighting off common germs, viruses, fungi, and other invaders. It spreads mainly through unprotected sexual contact, sharing needles and from mother to child.