HIVSAs basic HIV training (Basic HAST) program outline

Course outline: HIVSAs basic HIV training (Basic HAST)


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Entry requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Submit a Certified copy of Identification (not older than 3 months)
  • Payment of course fee
  • Minimum of grade 11
  • Ability to read and write

Who should attend?

  • All health care professionals, including clinical and administrative staff members.
  • Any members of the public wanting to gain more understanding on HIV counselling and testing.
  • All HIV Lay Counsellors and Health Care Professionals who conduct HIV testing and counselling.

Course duration 

  • 5 days in class (with a practical element on the last day)

Course content 

  • Introduction to HIV
  • Introduction to Pre and Post HIV Test Counselling
  • Anti-retroviral treatment (ART)
  • HIV Prevention
  • Medical Male Circumcision
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
  • Immune Reconstruction Inflammatory Syndrome
  • Tuberculosis
  • Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT)
  • Family Planning
  • HIV and Nutrition

Instructional method

  • Facilitation to be conducted by a qualified and experienced trainer


  • Certificates of attendance will be issued to learners who attended on the scheduled days of the course
  • Only learners whose course fees have been paid in full will be considered for certification.


  • Cost per delegate R1500.00


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