THT announces free HIV Awareness Training

Graham Robson April 19, 2021

HIV/sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has announced free, online HIV Awareness Training with added modules.

If you haven’t done this training before, you will need to complete the first three compulsory two-hour modules that make up THT’s normal one day HIV Awareness Training. You are then welcome to add on one or both of the additional modules that focus on specific issues around HIV & Ageing or HIV & Black Communities.

If you have already attended the HIV Awareness Training, either online or in person, then you can book on to do the extra modules in HIV & Ageing or HIV & Black Communities. To do this, just let THT know what training you have previously attended when booking.

The training is free, and will be delivered interactively via Zoom. It is important that you are able to attend all the modules in the correct order to ensure you get all the information.

Module content and dates:

Module 1: Introduction to HIV on Tuesday, May 18, 11am – 1pm.

Content: Current Snapshot of HIV in the UK and worldwide; Definitions of HIV & Terminology; HIV Transmission.

Module 2: HIV Treatment & Prevention on Tuesday, May 25, 11am – 1pm

Content: HIV Prevention Methods; HIV Treatment Overview.

Module 3: HIV Stigma & Discrimination on Tuesday, June 1, 11am – 1pm

Content: Impact of HIV Stigma and Discrimination; Hear the personal experience of someone living with HIV; Case Studies.

Optional Extra Module on HIV & Ageing on Tuesday, June 8, 11am – 1pm

Content: Specific considerations around Ageing and HIV; The impact of diagnosis before medication; Personal experiences of over 50s living with HIV.

Optional Extra Module on HIV & Black Communities on Tuesday, June 15, 11am – 1pm

Content: The differences within Black communities from a Sexual Health and HIV perspective; Insight in to the ways in which Black communities are affected by HIV and Sexual Health; Why do healthcare disparities exist and the impact of stigma in Black communities.

If you would like to sign up to this online course, email THT and let them know whether you would like to attend any of the optional extra modules. If you are interested in a bespoke online training for your staff team, THT may be able to accommodate this.