- Lha’s Environment and Health Officer DemayTseringwas one of 20 participants from various health centres who took partin a four-day HIV counselling training from November 9 – 12 organised by the Department of Health at the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in collaboration with the Christian Medical College at Vellore, Chennai.
The CTA Counsellors Training Programme on HIV/AIDS is aimed at health workers including nurses, doctors and social workers among the Tibetan community in exile.
The training covered an orientation and overview of HIV counselling, including clinical features; pre- and post-test counselling; risk assessment; counselling children and adolescents living with HIV; mental health aspects of people living with HIV; legal and ethical issues in HIV and universal precautions and home care management.
This is the second time that Demayhas taken part in this programme. “I am happy to be able to participate in theseDepartment of Healthworkshops for health workers, they are of great benefit to the community” said Demay.