USAID Community Partnership
August 6-9, 2018, The Loft Seaside Sriracha Hotel, Chonburi
USAID Community Partnership Project conducted a capacity-building training for community-based organizations (CBO) to be able to provide high quality, diversified HIV prevention and treatment services. This training course, PrEP dispensing and ARV dispensing, was conducted on August 6-9, 2018 at The Loft Seaside Sriracha Hotel, Chonburi Province. The purpose of the training was to build knowledge and skills on PrEP dispensing and ARV dispensing at community health centers.
By the end of the training, the participants would be able to:
1. Explain the importance of PrEP and how to use and its efficacy to prevent HIV.
2. Demonstrate assessment of a client’s readiness to initiate PrEP using a case study.
3. Describe the importance and goals of early starting and treating people living with HIV with ARV.
4. Describe, assess, and screen stable HIV-infected patients for eligibility to dispense ARV at the community health center.
5. Describe approaches in referral to support the client to access other medical services and continuous care.
6. Demonstrate and explain the use of documents and forms related to drug storage and dispensing of antiretroviral medications and PrEP.
7. Demonstrate the procedures for PrEP and ARV dispensing at community health centers.
8. Demonstrate procedures to follow up clients after starting ART or PrEP.
Training format: The training was divided into 2 parts: PrEP Dispensing and ART Dispensing. The processes of the training included lecture, group activities, demonstration and practice.
Participants: 31 trainees in total, which were 30 staff from four community-based organizations, namely RSAT Bangkok and Songkhla, SWING Bangkok and Chonburi, Mplus Chiang-Mai and Chiang-Rai and Caremat Chiang-Mai, and one counselor from the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center.