HIV & AIDS Awareness Training

Accreditation CHIETA
Unit Standard
4 Hour's

HIV & AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE – Awareness Training

Target Audience: General employee awareness training

Companies feel the greatest impact of HIV/AIDS through their workforce, with direct consequences

for their bottom line. These include increased expenditures on medical and health insurance, funeral costs and death benefits, and the time and cost of recruiting and training new employees to replace lost personnel. In high prevalence areas, companies that take no action see their revenues, and ultimately profits, decrease as a result of higher absenteeism and staff turnover, reduced productivity, declining morale, and a shrinking consumer base. Even companies that do take action may find that their cost of doing business increases because suppliers and distributors are affected, leading to similar disruptions in the supply chain.

The aim of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme is to empower and increase the awareness to participants of HIV/AIDS, its impact, management and availability of support systems. This is to encourage early testing and lifestyle changes that will thereby reduce and prevent further infection.

What will my Course cover?

Introduction to HIV and AIDS

Aims of HIV training                                              History of disease

Statistics and impact                                               Stages and symptoms of HIV Infection

Factors influencing disease progression

Main types of HIV transmission in South Africa

Behaviours that promote HIV/AIDS

Support systems for dealing with HIV/AIDS

Basic applicable treatment                                     Ways of preventing HIV transmission

Male and Female condom                                      Dynamics of HIV testing

Impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.                  Constitutional rights of employees

What will I receive?

Professional animated videos of the complete course content in short video lessons.

Complete training guide

Workbook to support the learning

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment – Quiz after sections of content to test your understanding on the theory.

Practical: Completion of all workplace exercises

Summative assessment: Online monitored assessment