There are almost 40,000 new HIV AIDS infection cases reported every year. In spite of decades of AIDS awareness programs and campaigns, this severe epidemic is still prevalent all over the world.
Therefore, HIV and AIDS education and training courses are becoming necessary to prevent this disease from spreading. An effective AIDS training program will help you improve your knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and you can work effectively with people affected by this disease.
An AIDS training course is necessary for you if you are working or willing to be working as a volunteer with people affected by HIV. With proper education, you can help people to protect themselves from new infections by providing them information about the disease and how it is transmitted. You can also help people to reduce the stigma and discrimination among the people who are living with AIDS.
As AIDS affects different parts of society, everyone should be aware of HIV and AIDS. AIDS awareness programs are effective with specific groups whether they are living with the disease, or learning about it. It is important to provide adequate HIV prevention and care information to everyone. AIDS training courses will help to provide the general population with basic AIDS awareness. It is also equally important to help people who are already affected by HIV. You can educate them to live positively, without transmitting the infection to anyone else. You can help them by giving proper medication instructions and ensure a better quality life for them.
AIDS training program features
A training program helps you to understand the critical lives and needs of people living with AIDS. The training programs help to manage, treat, diagnose and counsel people with HIV infection. A standard AIDS course contains history and definition of AIDS, global impact of AIDS, HIV transmission and prevention, progression of HIV disease, HIV testing, legal and ethical issues, holistic care and healthy living.
The aim of any HIV/AIDS course is to provide balanced information about the social and emotional aspect of the disease along with medical information. You will learn how to protect an individual from HIV infection and by understanding voluntary counselling and care, you can effectively promote their health. The training will help you deal with various social and emotional aspects with which you can easily deal with various risky situations and your self-esteem will be improved. You will be able to understand how social, economical and cultural factors affect the exposure of the HIV disease. You can give healthy living advice to HIV positive people.
With proper AIDS training, you can effectively work with three levels of AIDS-related interventions. First level refers to people who are not yet affected with this disease. You can facilitate them for self protection and enable them to help others to be protected against AIDS infection. Second level deals with people who are infected with AIDS. You can help them by promoting sufficient care, reduce their stigma and protect their human rights. The third level is when the disease has brought death. You can help the family members to cope with the grief and loss and help them reorganize their lives after the loss of their family member.