ABOUT THIS COURSE
HIV Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative (RTQII) aims to
ensure the quality of HIV rapid testing and expand upon current
in-country HIV rapid testing quality improvement activities. In the
last few years, the use of HIV rapid testing has expanded
worldwide in response to the call for universal access to
prevention, care, and treatment by UNAIDS and the World Health
Organization. HIV rapid testing is performed by people with
varied skills in laboratory and non-laboratory settings. Accurate
HIV diagnostic testing is the first step to identifying infected
persons for follow-up referral and care. However, there are several
challenges related to test kit quality, test selection, testing
algorithms, training, quality assurance (QA), quality of new lots,
and post-market performance.
This training is designed to train health care workers in the safe
and accurate use of HIV rapid tests. Healthcare workers who
complete this training on RTQII will also require separate training
for pre and post counselling, referrals, treatment care for clients
who are tested for HIV.
WHO SHOULD ENROL
All healthcare workers and healthcare professionals who need to
acquire knowledge on the management of HIV Rapid Testing
The course consists of two parts:
*A 2 day interactive workshop based on participatory learning
methods suitable for adult learners and a self-study component.
*The comprehensive self study manual has been developed by
leading experts to support learners.
Participants are required to test 50 clients under direct
supervision of a Registered Nurse. The logbook must be
submitted together with your assessment in order to qualify for
To qualify for a Certificate of completion participants should fully
attend the course as well as successfully complete the assessment
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board
Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 13 CEU’s on Level 2.
COURSE FEES DATES & VENUE:
R3 150.00 (incl.)
20 - 21 September 2021 - Pretoria, Gauteng