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Basic Biology of HIV & Core Concepts of HIV Testing Services.


About This Course

Guided by leading experts in HIV prevention, HIV testing services and global help, this course will help health workers understand the basic pathophysiology of the HIV infection and equip them with the skills required to provide effective high-quality HIV counseling and testing services according to the latest national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment guidelines (National AIDS and STIs Control Programme-NASCP) published in 2016.

Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) which is implemented by FHI 360 with funding from PEPFAR through USAID has been an industry leader working to sustain the integration of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis care in 13 states in Nigeria. It has worked with the government of Nigeria as well as stakeholders in the public and private health sector to make HIV testing services more accessible to Nigerians through a client centered approach. Gleaning from its wealth of experience in this field, the course will seek to improve the practical knowledge and appreciation of health workers on the biology of HIV infection and the core concepts of HIV testing services.

What you'll learn

• History of HIV and its epidemiology

• Biology and natural history of HIV/AIDS

• Clinical diagnosis of HIV and WHO clinical staging of HIV

• Basics of HIV testing services in Nigeria

• Laboratory diagnosis of HIV

• HIV counseling services

• Linkage to Antiretroviral services


MBBS, Bsc Nursing, RN

Course Staff

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Nwakaego Ibekwe

Technical Officer, PMTCT(SIDHAS), FHI-360, Abuja, Nigeria.

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Simon Cartier

Associate Director, Prevention and Mitigation(SIDHAS), FHI-360, Abuja, Nigeria.