Our course reflects the dynamic world of health challenges10 February 2023 2023-02-10 7:12
<strong>Our course reflects the dynamic world of health challenges</strong>
Our course reflects the dynamic world of health challenges
HIV and Aids is a dynamic field. And the world around us is constantly changing and new scientific discoveries come to light regularly. To ensure that our #postgraduate course remains relevant, we have made many adjustments over the years.
When the course was first presented in 2001, the focus was on preventative strategies – abstain, be faithful, condomise; now the focus is on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). After antiretroviral therapy became readily available, we also added a unit on nutrition and healthy eating as a complement to treatment.
More recently, Covid-19 introduced a focus on mental health and wellbeing, which is now also part of the course, and one of the topics we covered in the #PostgradSummerSchool today.