The training in progress at Vellore.
The training in progress at Vellore.

The Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration in collaboration with Christian Medical College, Vellore organised a four-day HIV counseling training from 9 – 12 November in the city. It was the third such training conducted by the department with the kind funding from NCA via SAARD.

A total of 21 participants took part in the training including doctors, Nurses, Social worker. There were two health staff from the department’s branch health clinics, four doctors from Men-tsee-khang, one each from Lha Charitable Trust, Old aged home Mundgod, Norbu-lingka Institution, Upper TCV school and Tibetan transit school.

The participants were provided and trained in how to deal with person with HIV/AIDS and update of information on HIV.

Some of the important topics covered and discussed during the training are: Orientation to HIV counseling, Clinical features – an update, Pretest counseling and risk assessment, Post- test counseling, Counseling children and adolescents living with HIV, Mental Health aspects of People living with HIV, Legal and ethical issues in HIV and Universal precautions and Home care management.