Our two day course aims to educate participants to understand and prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It also enables participants to have the confidence in supporting/caring for those who are living with AIDS related illnesses.The course is continually updated in response to the changing needs of the community and in the development of HIV and AIDS. Participants’ feedback contributes immensely to the development of the course structure and the general programme development.
“Community Sexual Health Awareness Programme (SHAP) 2013”
This course is for all community members from the age of 18 years and above but special programmes are offered to the youth between the age of 16 & 17. We target health care professionals such as nurses, doctors, care assistants, community health trainers and social workers. We train community leaders, faith leaders, youth workers, people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS on our programmes.
- Interest in acquiring sexual health knowledge, HIV/AIDS,especially on HIV/AIDS for self use and for the general public (in the form of being a volunteer).
- Ability to understand and communicate in basic English language.
Teaching for adults is mostly done through lectures and extensive group discussions. This enables everyone to be involved in the process making it more interesting and educative. Sharing accurate and up to date information is about HIV and other sexually transmitted infection information is our niche. One session is spent at the GUM clinic usually Central Middlesex Hospital or Northwick Park Hospital where CHAT also runs weekly advice and support clinics for people newly diagnosed with HIV infection and for people living with the virus. There is no formal examination and CHAT issues certificate of attendance to those completing the course.
- CHAT Health Promotion Officers
- Medical Doctors
- Genito-urinary medical GUM clinic staff
- HIV Specialist Nurses
- Visiting Health Promotion Officers