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HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control: A Short Course for Humanitarian Workers—Day 5


Day 5 focuses on people living with HIV/AIDS. The impacts of HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, communities and societies are explored. A holistic approach to care of PLWA is presented, addressing lifestyle, emotional, practical and medical needs. In addition, the role of support groups is examined, using a group of university students as a case study. At the end of the session, participants are provided the opportunity to write messages of encouragement to the student group. The course concludes by summarizing approaches to HIV/AIDS using the HIV/AIDS tree as a model.