HIV Counselling Resource Package for the Asia Pacific Region

Source
UNICEF, FHI360, WHO

This package outlines the key activities and information involved in training HIV counsellors to work in voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), provider initiated testing and counselling (PITC), and HIV care counselling settings in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The overall objectives of the training are:

  • To improve the technical capacity of counsellors to provide HIV testing and counselling across the disease continuum
  • To train counsellors in evidence-based counselling strategies that may help reduce HIV transmission
  • To provide counsellors with skills to support adherence to HIV treatment and care
  • To reduce the psychological morbidity associated with HIV disease and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV

The trainer’s manual contains essential information for the use of those facilitating or conducting the training of HIV counsellors for low- and high-concentration HIV epidemic areas in the Asia and Pacific regions. The manual contains 16 modules with clearly stated objectives and session plans. The printed manual contains all the training resources listed in the Training Resources Outline. 

The annex of the trainer's manual contains sample training evaluation materials.