Friday, October 07, 2011

HIV Counseling Training

Do you want to be an HIV counselor?

Given the explosive growth of HIV numbers that we're seeing now, analysts forecast that by 2015, there will be 45,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Philippines. While we shall do our best to arrest this growth by increased awareness and education, we also believe that we need to increase our capacity to assist people to change behavior (from high risk to low or no risk),  and to cope with their transition in case they are diagnosed as HIV positive. In short, we need more HIV counselors.

The National AIDS STI Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH) and The Love Yourself Project are jointly opening up opportunities to train as HIV counselors. Selected candidates shall attend a 4-day HIV Counseling and Testing Training Program on November 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2011. This will be facilitated by Master HIV Counselors as endorsed by the DOH: Dr. Ethel DaƱo, Celestino Ramirez, Jason Encabo, Aureo De Castro and Mary Joy Morin. The training venue is to be determined (within Metro Manila).

Interested individuals who would like to become HIV Counselors, please fill out the Intent Form.