Islam and HIV-AIDS
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to share resources and strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective in preventing HIV infection. Updated information is presented on HIV and STI epidemiology, clinical treatment, action research, teamwork, presentation skills and change strategies. Our learning approach makes use of innovative adult learning strategies that can be replicated for sharing information with colleagues at home. With newly acquired knowledge and skills, participants will develop action plans that address community needs and priorities.
In addition to classroom activities, site visits are arranged to innovative AIDS prevention and care programs.
The workshop is designed for individuals or teams from a variety of professional backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, health education, and media who are working in HIV prevention and care.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Share their knowledge of HIV/STI epidemiology, virology, symptomatology, transmission and prevention dynamics;
- Explain various treatment approaches and the use of HIV antiretroviral drugs;
- Provide information on special issues facing women, and children infected with HIV;
- Explain home care, psychosocial support to people infected and affected with HIV;
- Include current behavioral change theories into their HIV prevention strategies and their application to participants home situations;
- Use interpersonal communication and group process skills to facilitate collaborative leadership;
- Integrate social marketing and mass media strategies into an AIDS prevention campaign;
- Prepare an action plan for change that addresses important issues facing each participant’s community. The plan will include needs assessment, implementation strategies, activities and impact evaluation.
Site Vists-In Cairo:
- Al-Azhar University-International Islamic Population Center
- Daar El-Efta
- Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
- Reproductive Health Clinics
- Information, Education and Communication Center
- Islamic Scholars and Experts
- Cairo Demographic Center
- National AIDS program offices at MOHP
- CARITAS NGO
- Faculty of Medicine
- Infectious Diseases Hospital
- Mobile Clinics to Rural and Remote Areas
- Poly Clinic – RH/FP Services
- Program – People Living with HIV (PLWHIV)
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for health care professionals working in HIV prevention and care for governmental and non-governmental organizations. Participants include AIDS or IEC project directors, health educators, physicians, nurses, media specialists and public information officers responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating AIDS prevention and care programs.