Health Department Holds Training on HIV Care at Vellore

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.