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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 Quality Improvement.

COURSE DESIGN

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 certification.

CERTIFICATION 

To qualify for a Certificate of completion participants should fully attend the course as well as successfully complete the assessment process.

ACCREDITATION 

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