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HIV Training Guide for Religious Leaders on Interpersonal Communication

The Interpersonal Communication Skills for HIV one-day training curriculum is designed to teach religious leaders how to more easily communicate important information about HIV and AIDS. This training focuses on giving religious leaders tools they will need to effectively listen and communicate HIV information so that it is most likely to be taken to heart by the people they are trying to reach – and therefore more likely to change their behaviors. The training describes four basic interpersonal communication skills needed during HIV prevention conversations: active listening; asking questions and probing; speaking simply; and using support materials to help deliver information. The interactive training methodology encourages participants to discuss and contribute to everyone’s learning experience. It also provides opportunities for participants to practice the four basic skills so that they feel empowered to do them on their own when they return to their communities.

Source: USAID

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019