HIV & STD Workshop

HIV & STD’s Workshop

A workshop to equip lay counselors with knowledge about HIV and a variety of STD’s.

STD’s are highly contagious diseases that are mainly passed from one person to another during sex. There are at least 25 different sexually transmitted diseases with a range of different symptoms.

STD’s is a serious health problem. Often people delay to ask for help, because they find it too embarrassing to do so. If left untreated, some STD’s can cause permanent damage, such as infertility (the inability to have a baby) and even death (in the case of HIV/AIDS).


Main aim of the course


The main aim of the course  is to provide information to interested individuals to educate and assist people / learners in a variety of situations, who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologists , registered nurses  or social workers.

It will be useful for counselors in a variety of counseling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, NGO’s, Faith-based organisations, the South African Police Service, Hospitals, Clinics , Counselling Call centers, Sports Centers, Education and training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services.

It should equip participants with basic knowledge about HIV & STD’s, to behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.

Course overview


The course is presented as a half day.

The course covers the types of STD’s, symptoms, when to test, prevention of STD’s, types of treatment,  testing for HIV, symptoms of HIV, CD 4 Count,  Pregnancy / breastfeeding & HIV, Pro-exposure prophylaxis and treatment.


Course presenter

Stephnie Crouse

Group size

+ 10-20 persons


Cost is R 250.00 per person with a minimum of 10 persons.  Cost include one manual, but excludes travelling, refreshments, venue hire.

Contact us for a quotation:

078 861 5023