HIV/AIDS

Africa has one of the highest HIV/AIDS epidemic

Southern Africa Youth Project provides HIV/AIDS programmes and activities to over 1 Million youth in Africa.

Our work includes:

  • HIV/AIDS Testing Services
  • HIV Counselling
  • HIV Treatment Support
  • HIV/AIDS Referral Services
  • HIV Linakage and Support Services

To partner with Southern Africa Youth Project 

Please send an email to info@southernafricayouth.orgor call + 27 11 071 1903

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Why does child sexual abuse occur?

Why does child sexual abuse occur? There are various misconceptions about the causes of child sexual abuse in South Africa. The startlingly high prevalence of child abuse reflects deep social problems that are hard for us to confront, as individuals, families, communities and schools, and as a nation. People, therefore, often look for ‘convenient’ explanations.

Online Course in HIV and AIDS 

Southern Africa Youth Academy is a leading provider in HIV and AIDS Training in Africa. Are you looking to empower the Youth, your staff or Non-Proft Organisations in our Online HIV/AIDS Training Southern Africa Youth Project offers a comprehensive online Course in HIV and AIDS. The course covers: All you need to know about HIV

Men who have sex with Men Program

In Africa being men who have sex with men is still seen as an insult Southern Africa Youth Africa Youth Project is promotion inclusion and diversity in society by providing support and empowerment for men who have sex with men. Our work includes: Pyshological Support for gays and Lesbians and gays Counselling for Lesbians and

Sexual Education for LGBTI

We thought they knew about Sexual Education on LGBTI until the number of deaths increased. The number of death cases to HIV/AIDS and Sexual Transmitted infections amongst Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersexual has increased in Africa. At Southern Africa Youth Project we provide the following: Sexual Education Training for Non Profits working with LGBTI

What happens if your employee gets hurt by your office equipment

Did you know that when your employees get hurt you may be subject to their injury and that can cost your business a lot. At Southern Africa Youth Business we help you to register and apply for the Compensation Fund. This is a scheme that was setup by the South African government to pay for

Do you know that when your employee get hurt at work you will be liable?

Southern Africa Youth Business can help you with the following: COID Registration: We will register your business with the Compensation Fund. Submission of COID Annual Returns: We will submit the returns on your behalf to the Department of Labour. Submission of claims: Should you require to submit the Compensation Claims for any injuries that happened

What men should know about HIV

Southern Africa Youth Project provides you with all the knowledge you require about HIV and AIDS. As a man you must know that we are available to answer all the questions that you have with confidentiality. Should you need a conversation and support from our expert team. To partner with Southern Africa Youth Project Please

Why should men also test for HIV

If you have HIV you can live a healthy and productive life if you get treatment and take care of yourself. Just like diabetes and high blood pressure, HIV can be managed through healthy living and the taking of medication. Treatment will work better if you take it at an early stage and don’t wait

When should mothers start with breastfeeding?

k Breastfeeding should start immediately and preferably at least within the first hour of birth. This helps the mother to initiate early stimulation of milk production. At this point, babies are most eager to feed k Early initiation of breastfeeding helps regulate the baby’s temperature and blood sugar level. This also helps the mother and

How often and how long should my partner breastfeed?

k A small baby needs to be fed often both day and night. Letting the baby feed as frequently as he/she wants helps to make more breast milk. This is called demand feeding k During a feed a baby needs to be left to feed for as long as they want. At the beginning of

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Does breastfeeding have any benefits for the mother?

k     Breastfeeding also helps the mother’s health. It may reduce the risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life k     Breastfeeding helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster if they exclusively breastfeed and provided that they do not over eat during the breast feeding period Supporting Dads-To-Be by HIVSA

What are the key benefits of breastfeeding for the baby?

k Breast milk provides all the nutrients your baby needs to grow and develop for the first six months. Continued breastfeeding provides most of the nutrients your baby needs from six to 12 months k Breast milk contains anti-bodies that help strengthen the immune system of the baby and hence helps prevent common illnesses such

Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

HIV-positive mothers can transmit HIV to their babies k     While the mother is pregnant k     During labour and delivery k     Through breast milk   A HIV-positive mother can protect her baby and reduce the risk of her baby becoming infected with HIV by her, by taking a treatment plan that works against HIV.   Your

Fathers guide from Dude to Dad whats next

So it‘s finally over and you‘re a Dad … Now what? It‘s quite likely that your partner will be exhausted, sore and very emotional for a few days so here’s a few tips to make things easier for her and for you:   Limit the number of visitors on the first day. You‘ll want to

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Cook for her and make some extra meals. Even better, get your friends to make a meal or two k     Make sure the fridge and cupboards are well stocked with healthy food, milk, water and other necessities (and a few treats) k     Be there … No sneaking off with the guys after work. Eventually you‘ll

Fathers guide for coping at home first few months after the baby is born

Insist visitors call before dropping by, and don‘t let them stay too long. Mom needs time to recover from the birth k     Everyone wants to hold your new baby, try and limit this as baby could get irritable if handled too much by strangers k     Accept offers of help from friends and family k     Pre-cook

Fathers do not sleep once the baby is born

Be prepared for broken sleep, but really it should be called ‘sleep interruption’, not sleep deprivation, since you should be sleeping when the baby sleeps (as much as possible!). Here are a few ways to make the hours add up to more like a whole night‘s sleep. k Share the burden and take turns getting

Fathers guide on signs to show that your wive is about to give birth

Bloody Show – Red or pinkish mucus may suggest that dilation of the cervix has started k  Contractions – As contractions get stronger and closer together it‘s a good sign that things are happening. Keep note of the length of contractions and the gap between them (from the start of one until the start of the

Fathers guide on signs to look for during your wives pregnancy

Six Warning Signs to look for during Pregnancy and Labour At any time in the later stages of pregnancy, or during labour, she needs to inform a healthcare provider IMMEDIATELY if any of the following occur: k     A fever/temperature above 37 degrees k     Bleeding k     She senses the baby isn‘t moving the way it usually

What you should know about Tuberculosis

TB is a disease caused by bacteria which enter the body through the air and damage the lungs. It is a serious, but curable disease.   How is it spread? When a person with TB coughs, sneezes or spits, the TB germs go into the air. Anyone who breathes in this air could be infected

PMTCT programme (If your partner is HIV positive )

Step 1: Pregnancy k On the same day that she is tested HIV positive she will be checked and started on the new ARV tablet, the FDC. FDC means Fixed Dose Combination, and is a combination of three antiretrovirals (ARVs) in one tablet k The FDC will be started at any stage during pregnancy, and

Fathers guide on what to prepare for the big day your baby is born

Don’t get caught short when the big day arrives! Do you know where your partner is going to give birth – the name and contact details of the hospital or clinic? What if an emergency occurs and you need to call your doctor, hospital, clinic, midwife specific relative, friend or ambulance? Do you have all

Having sex with your pregnant wife during pregnancy

When it comes to making her feel comfortable during sex, there are a few things that you can do. Understand that from now on, your sex life can still be fabulous – but it will be different! You‘ll need to be open to being more communicative about sex and understanding each other’s needs and expectations.

Fathers guide on how to help during her pregnancy

Quick tips: how to help during her pregnancy She thinks about being pregnant most of the day and night. Unbelievable, but true so just accept it. The baby is now her number one concern and priority. Cravings are real. Respond to them. Try to encourage her to eat healthily before and after any cravings for

Fathers guide on when your wife says she is pregnant

Don’t freak out, but technically you’re a Dad NOW! Your partner is providing a safe and healthy environment for your baby to grow and, in order for her to do that, you need to be supportive and keep mom-to-be happy. This is your first duty as a Dad. Here are a few Dad-to-Dad tips. Get

Father’s guide on bonding with your baby starts before it’s birth

Bonding with your baby starts before it’s birth For women, bonding is a more natural process than it is for men, which isn‘t surprising considering they carry the baby for nine months. But what about guys? Do we have to wait for the baby to be born before we can start bonding? Here are a

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Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Providing Post Exposure Prophylaxis to young people who engaged with partners who might be HIV Positive. Southern Africa Youth Project provides Post Exposure Prophylaxis to the Youth in Cities, townships and rural areas of Africa. Partner with SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project now by sending an email to info@southernafricayouth.org or call us at + 27

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HIV Awareness Training

Since 2005 SayPro has been leading in providing HIV Awareness Training for the Youth. Africa is one of the youngest continents. Therefore with so much youth population that is sexually active. SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project is providing HIV Awareness Training to unemployed youth in cities, townships and rural areas. Working with over 500 non

Free HIV Testing
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HIV Testing and Referral Services

Our work on HIV Testing and Referral Services ensures that the Youth remain in treatment. Working with the Youth who are sexually active, having multiple partners and experiencing brutal sexual violence. Makes this the core of SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project to provide HIV Testing and Referral for the Youth to enter treatment and prevention.

Peer to Peer Support and Counselling

Solving problems through Peer to Peer Support and Counselling. SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project is the leading organisation in Africa providing Peer to Peer Support and Counselling services to youth in cities, townships and rural areas. Our work in Peer to Peer Support and Counselling includes but not limited to: The youth share similar experiences

THE EFFECT OF HIV/AIDS ON THE WORK FORCE AND FAMILY INCOME

The impact of HIV and AIDS is felt most directly and deeply at the individual and household levels; the worst impact is felt by the poorest populations. For a person living with HIV and AIDS, there are obvious clinical and medical consequences. Due to the morbidity of HIV and AIDS, an individual’s ability to work

When you become ill with AIDS, you need treatment for many things

When you become ill with AIDS, you need treatment for many things. Common infections can kill you more easily if your immune system is weak. If you have other diseases like TB or sexually transmitted infections, you also need treatment. It is very important to treat TB since this is one of the main causes

in dealing with HIV or other blood borne pathogens

When you become ill with AIDS, you need treatment for many things. Common infections can kill you more easily if your immune system is weak. If you have other diseases like TB or sexually transmitted infections, you also need treatment. It is very important to treat TB since this is one of the main causes

THE EFFECT OF HIV/AIDS ON THE WORKFORCE AND FAMILY INCOME

The impact of HIV and AIDS is felt most directly and deeply at the individual and household levels; the worst impact is felt by the poorest populations. For a person living with HIV and AIDS, there are obvious clinical and medical consequences. Due to the morbidity of HIV and AIDS, an individual’s ability to work

Impact on Agriculture and Food Security

The impact of HIV and AIDS is felt most directly and deeply at the individual and household levels; the worst impact is felt by the poorest populations. For a person living with HIV and AIDS, there are obvious clinical and medical consequences. Due to the morbidity of HIV and AIDS, an individual’s ability to work

Household impact

Even though the HIV/AIDS pandemic is of global concern, the effects of the disease are most profoundly felt in sub-Saharan Africa. The SADC region in particular bears a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS cases, with certain member states possessing the world’s highest rates of HIV infection. The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic together with other health problems plague

THE NEEDS OF AIDS ORPHANS

Even though the HIV/AIDS pandemic is of global concern, the effects of the disease are most profoundly felt in sub-Saharan Africa. The SADC region in particular bears a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS cases, with certain member states possessing the world’s highest rates of HIV infection. The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic together with other health problems plague

THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC

Even though the HIV/AIDS pandemic is of global concern, the effects of the disease are most profoundly felt in sub-Saharan Africa. The SADC region in particular bears a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS cases, with certain member states possessing the world’s highest rates of HIV infection. The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic together with other health problems plague

The Code of Conduct sets out the behaviour or conduct expected of all staff.

Our behaviour within the workplace can contribute positively to creating a productive and harmonious environment in which staff can be inspired and achieve their full potential. However, when behaviour is inappropriate or dysfunctional it can have serious consequences on productivity, job satisfaction and on the physical and psychological well being of staff.  The Code of

KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know and understand the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Assessment Criteria   The needs of AIDS orphans are outlined with reference, at a basic level of understanding, to the burden of a large number of orphans on society and the economy. (SO 5,

UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

Many employees risk contact with blood or other body fluids in their workplace. Universal Precautions are widely accepted in workplaces across South Africa as crucial measures to protect workers from exposure to disease-causing biological agents. These agents include feces, blood, saliva, mucous, urine, semen, vaginal fluids and any other body fluid containing blood. Infection can

Safe handling/disposal of contaminated material

Many employees risk contact with blood or other body fluids in their workplace. Universal Precautions are widely accepted in workplaces across South Africa as crucial measures to protect workers from exposure to disease-causing biological agents. These agents include feces, blood, saliva, mucous, urine, semen, vaginal fluids and any other body fluid containing blood. Infection can

Gloves are also necessary for disinfecting contaminated surfaces and disposing of used materials and biological waste.

Many employees risk contact with blood or other body fluids in their workplace. Universal Precautions are widely accepted in workplaces across South Africa as crucial measures to protect workers from exposure to disease-causing biological agents. These agents include feces, blood, saliva, mucous, urine, semen, vaginal fluids and any other body fluid containing blood. Infection can

DRAFTING A CODE OF BEHAVIOUR IN THE WORKPLACE

Our behaviour within the workplace can contribute positively to creating a productive and harmonious environment in which staff can be inspired and achieve their full potential. However, when behaviour is inappropriate or dysfunctional it can have serious consequences on productivity, job satisfaction and on the physical and psychological well being of staff.  The Code of

THE RIGHTS OF ALL WORKERS IN RESPECT OF HIV/AIDS

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, ACT 108 of 1996 lays the foundation for all legislation that governs labour relations in South Africa, and pertaining to the rights of employers and employees. Section 23 of the Constitution stipulates thus: “Everyone has the right to fair labour practices Everyone has the right to: To

THE AVAILABILITY OF HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMES

South Africa has an estimated 5.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS, the largest number of any country. The seroprevalence rate is estimated at 19 percent. In addition, HIV/AIDS has orphaned an estimated 1.2 million children in South Africa. HIV has most strongly affected women in South Africa: females in younger age groups are four times

The other problems primarily involve trying to keep your HIV status private without the employer or co-workers learning of it

Employees who are infected with HIV may face stigma and discrimination from co-workers in the workplace. AIDS-related stigma and discrimination refers to prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse and maltreatment directed at people living with HIV and AIDS. The consequences of stigma and discrimination are wide-ranging: being shunned by family, peers and the wider community, poor treatment in healthcare and

THE POSSIBLE PROBLEMS THAT A WORKER WITH HIV/AIDS COULD ENCOUNTER

Employees who are infected with HIV may face stigma and discrimination from co-workers in the workplace. AIDS-related stigma and discrimination refers to prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse and maltreatment directed at people living with HIV and AIDS. The consequences of stigma and discrimination are wide-ranging: being shunned by family, peers and the wider community, poor treatment in healthcare and

GUIDELINES AND ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT WORKERS WITH HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is having a significant effect on all South African workplaces and the economy. As the epidemic primarily affects working age adults, its impact will be seen primarily through an increase in absenteeism and sick leave; faster staff turnover due to early deaths, more employees placed on disability pensions, lower staff morale, greater

Sets standards of behaviour expected of all employers and employees.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is having a significant effect on all South African workplaces and the economy. As the epidemic primarily affects working age adults, its impact will be seen primarily through an increase in absenteeism and sick leave; faster staff turnover due to early deaths, more employees placed on disability pensions, lower staff morale, greater

HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is having a significant effect on all South African workplaces and the economy. As the epidemic primarily affects working age adults, its impact will be seen primarily through an increase in absenteeism and sick leave; faster staff turnover due to early deaths, more employees placed on disability pensions, lower staff morale, greater

Employees who are infected with HIV may face stigma and discrimination from co-workers in the workplace

Employees who are infected with HIV may face stigma and discrimination from co-workers in the workplace. AIDS-related stigma and discrimination refers to prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse and maltreatment directed at people living with HIV and AIDS. The consequences of stigma and discrimination are wide-ranging: being shunned by family, peers and the wider community, poor treatment in healthcare and

Nucleoside Analogue Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI)

Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) are currently the primary method for treating HIV. These drugs inhibit either of the two enzymes that are essential for HIV replication, namely, reverse transcriptase and protease. Newer drugs target other areas of the virus’ lifecycle, but are not yet readily available in our region. Although antiretroviral treatment is not a cure

KNOW WHAT GUIDELINES AND ASSISTANCE ARE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT WORKERS WITH HIV/AIDS

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS. Assessment Criteria A company policy on HIV/AIDS or the National Department of Health’s document “Guidelines for developing a workplace policy and programme” is accessed and evidence of knowledge is provided in

what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS.

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS. Assessment Criteria A company policy on HIV/AIDS or the National Department of Health’s document “Guidelines for developing a workplace policy and programme” is accessed and evidence of knowledge is provided in

Pregnant women who are HIV positive

Pregnant women who are HIV positive can reduce the risk of infecting their babies by using anti-retroviral drugs during pregnancy and labour. In addition, the baby should be given anti-retroviral drugs for a few weeks after birth to counteract exposure to the virus during labour. There are different drugs and treatment approaches that can be

POSTERS TO PROMOTE AIDS AWARENESS

Pregnant women who are HIV positive can reduce the risk of infecting their babies by using anti-retroviral drugs during pregnancy and labour. In addition, the baby should be given anti-retroviral drugs for a few weeks after birth to counteract exposure to the virus during labour. There are different drugs and treatment approaches that can be

ACTIONS THAT AN HIV POSITIVE MOTHER CAN TAKE TO LOWER THE RISK OF CHILD INFECTION

Pregnant women who are HIV positive can reduce the risk of infecting their babies by using anti-retroviral drugs during pregnancy and labour. In addition, the baby should be given anti-retroviral drugs for a few weeks after birth to counteract exposure to the virus during labour. There are different drugs and treatment approaches that can be

Fears and common misunderstandings about the transmission of HIV/AIDS

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission. Assessment Criteria   The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS is outlined at a basic level of understanding.  (SO 3, AC 1) Examples of behaviour that carry a risk

Some other things to consider

Preventing HIV transmission requires sustained safe sex behaviours for a lifetime. A major challenge for programs is how to find effective ways to sustain these behaviours for extended periods. HIV must be present for infection to occur, so knowing you and your partner’s HIV status is essential if you are thinking of not using protection

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND HIV/AIDS

Preventing HIV transmission requires sustained safe sex behaviours for a lifetime. A major challenge for programs is how to find effective ways to sustain these behaviours for extended periods. HIV must be present for infection to occur, so knowing you and your partner’s HIV status is essential if you are thinking of not using protection

SAFE BEHAVIOUR AND BEHAVIOUR THAT CARRIES THE RISK OF HIV TRANSMISSION

Preventing HIV transmission requires sustained safe sex behaviours for a lifetime. A major challenge for programs is how to find effective ways to sustain these behaviours for extended periods. HIV must be present for infection to occur, so knowing you and your partner’s HIV status is essential if you are thinking of not using protection

The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission. Assessment Criteria   The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS is outlined at a basic level of understanding.  (SO 3, AC 1) Examples of behaviour that carry a risk

medium risk

To infect someone, HIV must be able to get from the blood of an infected person into another person’s bloodstream. HIV has been found in several body fluids, including: blood, semen and vaginal secretions. Small amounts of the virus have been detected in saliva, tears and breast milk. At this time, it is known that

SITUATIONS THAT HAVE A POTENTIAL TO SPREAD HIV/AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE

To infect someone, HIV must be able to get from the blood of an infected person into another person’s bloodstream. HIV has been found in several body fluids, including: blood, semen and vaginal secretions. Small amounts of the virus have been detected in saliva, tears and breast milk. At this time, it is known that

THE ROLE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES IN THE TRANSMISSION OF THE HIV VIRUS

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by a group of infectious microorganisms that are transmitted mainly through sexual activity. These agents represent a costly, burdensome global public health problem. STDs can cause harmful, often irreversible, clinical complications, including reproductive health problems, fatal and perinatal health problems, and cancer, and they are also linked in a

To infect someone, HIV must be able to get from the blood

To infect someone, HIV must be able to get from the blood of an infected person into another person’s bloodstream. HIV has been found in several body fluids, including: blood, semen and vaginal secretions. Small amounts of the virus have been detected in saliva, tears and breast milk. At this time, it is known that

TREATEMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO A PERSON WITH HIV/AIDS

Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) are currently the primary method for treating HIV. These drugs inhibit either of the two enzymes that are essential for HIV replication, namely, reverse transcriptase and protease. Newer drugs target other areas of the virus’ lifecycle, but are not yet readily available in our region. Although antiretroviral treatment is not a cure

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by a group of infectious microorganisms that are transmitted mainly through sexual activity.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by a group of infectious microorganisms that are transmitted mainly through sexual activity. These agents represent a costly, burdensome global public health problem. STDs can cause harmful, often irreversible, clinical complications, including reproductive health problems, fatal and perinatal health problems, and cancer, and they are also linked in a

HIV is a fragile virus that cannot survive outside of the body

HIV is a fragile virus that cannot survive outside of the body. That is why you cannot be infected with HIV from toilet seats or from sharing dishes or utensils. You can be infected with HIV if you do certain things that allow enough HIV to get into your bloodstream from the body fluids of

understand how HIV/AIDS is transmitted

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know and understand how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. Assessment Criteria The effect of body fluids on transmission of the HIV virus is outlined at a basic level of understanding. (SO 2, AC 1) Sex is identified as the most common way in which the

HIV/AIDS TRANSMISSION

HIV is a fragile virus that cannot survive outside of the body. That is why you cannot be infected with HIV from toilet seats or from sharing dishes or utensils. You can be infected with HIV if you do certain things that allow enough HIV to get into your bloodstream from the body fluids of

HIV Support

HIV infection can affect your mouth, your skin, your brain, and even your weight. Though symptoms can go undetected for some time, eventually the disease takes its toll on the body by damaging a person’s immune system, paving the way for numerous diseases to move in. While many of the diseases and infections that strike

HIV Support

HIV infection can affect your mouth, your skin, your brain, and even your weight. Though symptoms can go undetected for some time, eventually the disease takes its toll on the body by damaging a person’s immune system, paving the way for numerous diseases to move in. While many of the diseases and infections that strike

KNOW AND UNDERSTAND HOW HIV/AIDS IS TRANSMITTED

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to know and understand how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. Assessment Criteria The effect of body fluids on transmission of the HIV virus is outlined at a basic level of understanding. (SO 2, AC 1) Sex is identified as the most common way in which the

number of different tests that can be used to diagnose HIV infection

The window period occurs between the beginning of HIV infection and the demonstration of detectable antibodies to the virus. The window period is almost three to four weeks. Nevertheless it can be extended or longer. The antibody blood tests like ELISA, western blot test, rapid tests, performed during the window period may provide false negative

HIV Support

HIV infection can affect your mouth, your skin, your brain, and even your weight. Though symptoms can go undetected for some time, eventually the disease takes its toll on the body by damaging a person’s immune system, paving the way for numerous diseases to move in. While many of the diseases and infections that strike

ELISA TEST AND THE CONCEPT OF THE WINDOW PERIOD

The window period occurs between the beginning of HIV infection and the demonstration of detectable antibodies to the virus. The window period is almost three to four weeks. Nevertheless it can be extended or longer. The antibody blood tests like ELISA, western blot test, rapid tests, performed during the window period may provide false negative

The window period

The window period occurs between the beginning of HIV infection and the demonstration of detectable antibodies to the virus. The window period is almost three to four weeks. Nevertheless it can be extended or longer. The antibody blood tests like ELISA, western blot test, rapid tests, performed during the window period may provide false negative

Your immune system protects you in several ways

The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system can lead to illness and infection. Your immune system

an indication as to how the HIV virus attacks the immune system

Define the following terms with examples, HIV virus AIDS Workplace Business Organisation Explain the terms HIV and AIDS at a basic level of understanding. Explain the way in which the immune system works with reference to the role of antibodies in the immune system.   Give an indication as to how the HIV virus attacks

the role of antibodies in the immune system 

Define the following terms with examples, HIV virus AIDS Workplace Business Organisation Explain the terms HIV and AIDS at a basic level of understanding. Explain the way in which the immune system works with reference to the role of antibodies in the immune system.   Give an indication as to how the HIV virus attacks

Primary HIV Infection

Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) eventually leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This process typically takes several years and can be broken down into four stages: primary infection, asymptomatic, symptomatic, and AIDS. Knowing what stage of HIV infection an individual is in can help physicians design treatment plans. In order to diagnose an

THE WAY IN WHICH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK

The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system can lead to illness and infection. Your immune system

The immune system, which is made up of special cells

The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system can lead to illness and infection. Your immune system

Materials for Human Immunodeficiency Virus | 2020 alumni

INTRODUCTION HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is one of the most destructive viral infections in human history. This is the virus that causes AIDS.  It was discovered by French and American Scientists in 1981 in the midst of concern about a strange wasting illness that was affecting and killing adults.  This virus was termed HIV

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus

INTRODUCTION HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is one of the most destructive viral infections in human history. This is the virus that causes AIDS.  It was discovered by French and American Scientists in 1981 in the midst of concern about a strange wasting illness that was affecting and killing adults.  This virus was termed HIV

KNOW AND UNDERSTAND HIV/AIDS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human immune system. Assessment Criteria The terms HIV and AIDS are known and explained at a basic level of understanding. (SO 1, AC 1) The way in which the immune system works

material | 2020 alumni

Specific Outcome On completion of this section you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human immune system. Assessment Criteria The terms HIV and AIDS are known and explained at a basic level of understanding. (SO 1, AC 1) The way in which the immune system works

HIV/AIDS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM

INTRODUCTION HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is one of the most destructive viral infections in human history. This is the virus that causes AIDS.  It was discovered by French and American Scientists in 1981 in the midst of concern about a strange wasting illness that was affecting and killing adults.  This virus was termed HIV

THE CHANCES OF A PERSON SURVIVING WITH AIDS

The impact of the AIDS epidemic is seen in the dramatic change in South Africa’s general mortality rates. The overall annual number of deaths increased sharply between 1997, when 316,559 people died, and 2006 when 607,184 people died. This rise is not necessarily due solely to HIV and AIDS but those who are particularly shouldering

unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace

For ease of reference, an icon will indicate different activities.  The following icons indicate different activities in the manual. Assessment Criteria Notes (Blank) Stop and Think! Take note Note! Reflection References Summaries Example Definition Learning Activities Course Material Outcomes PROGRAMME OVERVIEW PURPOSE This unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It

THE STAGES OF HIV/AIDS DISEASE

Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) eventually leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This process typically takes several years and can be broken down into four stages: primary infection, asymptomatic, symptomatic, and AIDS. Knowing what stage of HIV infection an individual is in can help physicians design treatment plans. In order to diagnose an

IMPORTANCE OF VCT FOR HIV PREVENTION

Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is about getting to know your HIV status by taking an HIV test, and does not test for Aids. This confidential test will tell you whether you are HIV positive or negative. Voluntarymeans that the decision to go for the test is entirely your own choice.  Confidentialmeans that you have

VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING AND TESTING (VCT)

Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is about getting to know your HIV status by taking an HIV test, and does not test for Aids. This confidential test will tell you whether you are HIV positive or negative. Voluntarymeans that the decision to go for the test is entirely your own choice.  Confidentialmeans that you have

Testing babies for HIV

Testing babies for HIV is done after birth. Most babies born to infected mothers will initially test positive for HIV antibodies. Babies when they are first born take on their mother’s antibodies, which is why many babies when first tested after birth will test positive. This doesn’t necessarily mean your baby is positive. To determine

HIV PREVENTION

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I want to explain what HIV/AIDS is, HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cell that fights infection. HIV is the virus that expands and multiply in the body once it catches the immune system.AIDS means acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The acquired is that process where it is transmitted from person to person, the person was not born with this disease. The immune is the body’s defense system, it affects the body’s immune system, the part of the body which usually works to fight off the germs such as the bacteria and the viruses. The deficiency is the malfunctioning of the body’s immune system. The syndrome is the group of signs and symptoms, someone with AIDS may experience a wide range of different diseases and OIs.The difference between HIV and AIDS is that HIV infection indicates that a person infected with HIV may or may not have symptoms depending on the stage whereas AIDS indicates an advance stage of illness with multiple infections like Tuberculosis candidiasis infections. HIV is a retrovirus, meaning that once it enters the body it infects the cells in the immune system and changes their genetic makeup so that rather than protect the body as they are meant to, they now create more human immunodeficiency virus. This eventually kills the body’s T cell.AIDS is acquired by transmitting from one person to another. This happens when the person infected with AIDS is involved in sexual intercourse with the person who is not positive. It only happens when the two are not using protection which is a condom. The disease can also be acquired if the person who is positive is bleeding then the other person touches their blood this a cut skin. HIV/AIDS also transmit though the immune system during pregnancy. I child can be infected while still in the womb of an HIV/AIDS positive mother.The department of health organization has managed to come up with the knowledge of protecting a child in the womb of a positive mother from the disease. This simply means a child of positive parents can be borne negative. This goes under some restrictions and the doctors’ care. If the parent, especially the mother who is responsible for the pregnancy, cannot follow the regulations and indications directed or given by the doctor can leads to affecting the child.HIV/AIDS was found in the 80s and it was very powerful by that time. It took so many lives away as there was no cure for it, it was traveling very fast and strong. It was time-limited, if not taking the medication properly you would die very fast. But if the person takes the medications very well, they could live longer with the disease. The person with HIV/AIDS was even identified with; a big stomach, cracked and red lips and slow movement when walking.Since the cure of HIV/AIDS was found, people were accepting to live with this disease. People who are positive were even free to talk about this disease in public. People with HIV/AIDS are given counseling after they tested positive results. This helps the people to appreciate living with their status and that they can still live a normal life with others. They can only take care of themselves and take the medication accordingly.Living with HIV/AIDS is now normal just like other diseases like cancers and all those. You cannot tell that the person is positive or not, we are all same and equal. People have to just be careful to touch others’ blood and always use condom.

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