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Adherence counselling for ART

OBJECTIVES This course aims to train attendees on adherence counselling in order to ensure the success of a patient’s treatment regimen and for the success of the South African operational plan for the comprehensive treatment and care of those living with HIV and AIDS. The adherence training will provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to ensure patient compliance with particular reference to chronic medication. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS All healthcare professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the management of patients on ART, particularly pharmacists, pharmacist’s assistants working in the field of HIV and AIDS and who are actively involved with people living with HIV and AIDS. DURATION The course is presented in two parts: • A 2-day interactive workshop based on participatory learning methods suitable for adult learners. • A self-study component. REGISTRATION Registration period for the course is 6 months.