Online HIV Testing and Counselling Training (HTCT) Certification Program – 6th & 7th (Tuesday and Wednesday) December 2022 (1.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
ABOUT THE COURSE DETAILS
As per the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, HIV testing and counselling is a package service intended to allow people to make informed decisions regarding knowledge of their HIV status and the implications of those decisions. HIV testing and counselling helps people to cope with their HIV sero-status, make informed choices about their future practices and modify risk behaviours. Importantly, it is a gateway to prevention, care, treatment and support.
As per the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Government of India, New Delhi the health care settings should offer a service to protect an individual and their families by practicing the “5 Cs – Consent, Confidentiality, Counselling, Correct test results and Connection)”. This is also implemented through the standards and guidelines of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) in public and private health care settings.
Program Organiser :
SDC, Saveetha University, Chennai (https://www.saveetha.com) is a not-for-profit private organization recognized by the DSIR, conducts this training program on HIV test counselling as part of its social commitment and educational services. This HIV Testing and Counselling Training (HTCT) program consists of 5 core components:
1. Pre-test counselling that outlines the testing process
2. A risk-behaviour assessment
3. Informed consent of each participant
4.Administration of the HIV test
5. Post-test counselling based on the test result(s). This course is based on the NACO guidelines.
The next session of a 2-day Online HIV Testing and Counselling Training (HTCT) Certification Program will be held on 6th & 7th (Tuesday and Wednesday) December 2022 (1.00 PM to 5.00 PM).
This HTCT program is meant for the professionals/staff in the Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and Blood Banks which are accredited to be accredited by the NABL (ISO 15189: 2012) or NABH.
This certification program provides training as per the NABL-112 document and NACO guidelines, occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), legal and ethical issues related to HIV testing
Lectures, case studies and interactive sessions. Professionals including laboratory experts, clinicians, scientists with years of HIV/AIDS training experience will facilitate the program.
The participants can enrol for the program by paying Rs. 1,500/- per person and the payment can be done using net-banking or from GooglePay account to the following bank account:
Account No. 1248135000009037,
Account Name: SDC Microbiology CME,
Bank: Karur Vysya Bank,
IFSC Code: KVBL0001248,
Branch: PH Road,
Chennai600077 or scanning the QR Code as shown in the program brochure
Please refer to the attached brochure for more details about the program and please register via online form using the following link:
About academic partnering institutions:
Ashakirana Hospital, Centre for AIDS Care and Research, Mysuru (https://www.ashakirana.org) is a not-for-profit private organization recognized by the DSIR and providing out-patient and in-patient services as HIV speciality tertiary care centre.
Adolescent Health Foundation of India, Chennai (https://www.ahfi.in) is a not-for-profit private organization working on adolescent health, sexuality and related infections.
About Course Coordinator:
Dr. Pachamuthu Balakrishnan (http://micro.sdc.saveetha.com/faculty) has more than 25 years of experience in the field of HIV research and diagnostics. He was trained at the HIV Branch, Centre for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA and, also contributed to the international (World Health Organization, WHO) and national (National AIDS Control Organization, NACO) guidelines as an expert, which are accessible online.
For queries, please contact via email:
Dr. Pachamuthu Balakrishnan
Mobile: +91 7667444221
Download the program brochure from here