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FPD HIV/AIDS Management Course

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Posted on 22 May 2012 at 20:23


Given the current state of knowledge on HIVA/AIDS management and the fact that anti-retroviral therapy is becoming more affordable, it is now feasible to approach HIV/AIDS as a chromic medical condition. This course will empower clinicians to adequately manage patients with HIV and or AIDS.


All healthcare professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the management of this condition as a matter of urgency.


This is a distance based course and participants will receive a comprehensive user friendly guide covering all modules.


To enable participants to acquire or update skills with regards to:

  • The diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and STD's
  • The management of HIV/AIDS and STD's
  • All aspects of counselling (pre and post test therapy compliance)
  • Having empathy with people "Living with AIDS"
  • Fulfil their role as healthcare professionals in community mobilization
  • Understand vaccine development and clinical trials


The following modules are covered:

  • Epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection
  • Pathogenesis of HIV infection
  • Diagnosis of HIV infection
  • Monitoring HIV disease: laboratory markers
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Neurological complications of HIV
  • Neoplasms
  • Anti-retroviral management of HIV infection
  • Pallative care
  • Nutrition in HIV infection
  • HIV infection in children
  • Compliance
  • Pre and post test counselling
  • HIV and infant feeding
  • Post exposure - prophylaxis
  • Sexually Transmitted diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Aids in the workplace


Accreditation according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals for 3 Ethics CEU's on level 2 and 2 General CEU's on level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the online assessment process.


R 456.00 Inclusive of all VAT & Taxes where applicable. This includes all study material & assessment.


To apply for this course, simply navigate to the FPD School of Health Sciences module on www.mpconsulting.co.za and click the "Apply for course" button.

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