HIV Rapid Testing Training For Health Care Workers

Health care workers will receive training in HIV Rapid Testing, at a three-day workshop, set to open here on Monday.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will collaborate with the Pan American Health Organization, to conduct the training.

A release from the Ministry says the training will be conducted from Monday October 5 to Friday 9, at the HIV/AIDS Conference Room, Old Montrose, from 8:30am daily.

The workshop is designed to build the capacity of Health Care Professionals and non-traditional Health Care workers in HIV Rapid testing, as the Ministry of Health seeks to address the targets and strategic objectives outlined in the Draft National Strategic Plan for Health.

Under the plan, the Ministry must reduce new HIV infections by 50 percent and achieve 100 percent sustained coverage for persons with advanced HIV infection.

The Ministry says health care settings and other institutions are important sites for providing access to HIV testing, and it has therefore become necessary to build capacity in the area of HIV rapid testing.