HIV and Infectious Diseases Course

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June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
HID008 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Cape Town, South Africa $2,400 Register
HID008 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | $1,100 Register
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June 2024

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Cape Town
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
KES 83,000 $1,100
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


This Course in HIV and infectious disease course include the latest findings and guidelines on treatment and prevention of HIV; testing of HIV and co-infections; monitoring activities; the Continuum of Care; optimization of ART programmes and much more.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

The course is for anyone interested! It is aimed at people working in HIV and infectious diseases in the health care sector, community health clinics, testing sites and public health.

Course Level:

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

  • Differentiate the clinical manifestations of HIV-related diseases
  • Propose relevant diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment strategies for HIV infection and related diseases according to EACS and WHO guidelines
  • Recognize benefits and adverse effects of various HIV drug therapies including PrEP and Treatment as Prevention
  • Understand the role of combination prevention and integrated testing of HIV/HBV/HCV and STIs in reducing transmission
  • Understand the need for optimisation of treatment programmes to reach all in need of ART
  • Understand the complexity and necessity of a multi-sectorial approach to decrease transmission of HIV and co-infections

Course Outline

Module 1; Clinical Management of HIV

Different HIV related opportunistic infections and HIV co-morbidities

  • Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS), HIV-related Pulmonary Infections, Central Nervous System & HIV, Central nervous System & HIV-related Opportunistic Infections, Tuberculosis and HIV Co-Infection, Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection, Epidemiology of cancers and HIV, Clinical Management of Cancers and HIV, CVD/CKD/Endocrinology.
  • Antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • which ART to start, adherence to ART and when to start.

Module 2;Treatment as Prevention

  • The principles of PrEP.
    Key populations for PrEP, how to prescribe and monitor PrEP, adherence to PrEP.
  • How to Diagnose and Manage HIV Seroconversion.
  • Treatment as Prevention:
    The role of treatment as part of prevention strategies and the impact on the HIV epidemic.

Module 3; Public Health Perspectives: Prevention, Testing and Linkage to care

Testing and linkage to care

  • Different approaches to HIV testing and the role of integrated testing and linkage to care.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring of the HIV epidemic. 
  • Evaluation of public health interventions to decrease transmission HIV and other BBV.

Combination Prevention

  • Principles of combination prevention.
  • Planning and implementing combination prevention programmes.

Module 4; Optimization of treatment programmes

Optimization of ART programmes

  • Programmatic considerations and challenges related to transition to new ARV drugs.
  • Cost effectiveness of using generic ART in HIV treatment programmes
  • Clinical Considerations regarding new ARVs 
  • Monitoring of ARVs toxicity and HIV drug resistance. 

Module 5

  • Key concepts in infectious diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Viral Infections
  • Mycology, Parasitology and Travel-Related Infection
  • Epidemiology, public health, infection control and pandemics
  • Infections in special groups

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067 or

Email [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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