“Developing Tomorrow’s research professionals today”

Accredited HIV counselling & testing course

What is the course about?

HIV in general:

  • What is HIV / History of HIV
  • HIV Function and Types of HIV
  • HIV Stages and Opportunistic infections
  • HIV  Transmittal
  • HIV Prevention
  • HIV Treatment
  • Complications, Advice, Stigma and Myths

HIV counselling:

  • General Counselling
  • Pre Counselling
  • Post Counselling
  • Counselling Methods

HIV testing:

  • HIV Test types, Procedures, Interpretation
  • Rapid HIV Testing Practical

Who should attend:

  • Nurses
  • HIV counsellors
  • Field workers
  • Anybody that want to learn more about HIV

What can you expect to learn:

  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of the basics of HIV
  • How to counsel a patient
  • How to perform a HIV rapid test
  • Practical counselling and testing section included


The one day accredited course is R 3300 (VAT Inclusive).

We require at least 6 candidates to commence with a course.


The  course is hosted at TASK facilities in Cape Town. Companies are also welcome to contact TASK Academy for arranging a date to host group trainings at their own facilities.

Please contact us if more information is needed.

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  • Please note that additional training dates can be offered to groups of 6 or more

As an accredited course by the HPCSA, TASK Academy aims to provide the opportunity for each research individual to understand clinical research concepts and terms and to build a strong foundation for creating and implementing scientific sound clinical research outcomes.

About the Presenter


Rudi Visagie started working in the clinical pathology laboratory environment in 1998 and developed a passion for quality management and training early in his career.

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About the Presenter

Lauren Philips obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Dietetics (2007), as well as her Masters in Nutrition degree (2015), both from the University of Stellenbosch.

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