The NAPWHA Treataware Project facilitates the Short Course in HIV Medicine for HIV community sector employees and volunteers. These highly sought after courses offer an introduction to HIV medicine tailored to a range of groups. The format, design, content and calibre of presenters offers participants from both the community and industry the opportunity to explore a range of HIV-related information in the current Australian context.
The objectives of the course are to provide clearer understandings of:
- Basic science associated of HIV including
- Transmission and viral reproduction and implications for treatment
- Epidemiological aspects of HIV
- Current and emerging experience of HIV in Australia
- Current Clinical tests used in diagnosing and monitoring
- The Treatment research pipeline
- Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme & Medicare
- Monitoring and Maintenance, including Adherence, Side Effects & Resistance
- Living long-term with HIV
- PEP, and (PrEP) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Treatment as Prevention
- Neurological issues associated with HIV
- HIV Stigma and Discrimination
- Issues facing Diverse Communities
As well as presentations and open discussion the course format includes interactive panel and group sessions.