Nai Zindagi Principal Recipient Global Fund (HIV) arranged a three days refresher training workshop on “HIV Testing and Counseling Guidelines” from 14th till 16th November 2016 at Karachi.
All HTC Counselors and Female Outreach Workers from 12 CoPC+ sites of Sindh attended the workshop. Main objectives was to refresh the knowledge of CoPC+ staff involved in HIV testing and counseling for PWID and spouses of HIV+ PWID on revised guidelines.
Training workshop was designed around three sequential testing methodology, pre and post test counseling, testing algorithm, waste disposal, risk assessment and the package of HIV prevention among spouses of HIV+ PWID. CD4 & ART referrals and 90-90-90 were also discussed and a special session was held on pre-referral assessment for AAU. Key components of data recording, management and analysis were also discussed with special reference to NZMIS. Program Manager Sindh AIDS Control Program Dr. Muhammad Yunus Chachar distributed certificates among the participants and appreciated the training initiative.