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Education on HIV for various professional groups

You are always welcome to contact us if you want to know more about HIV. Perhaps you need to expand on the knowledge required in your profession or refresh knowledge that has been forgotten. We often work together with personnel from our healthcare, schools, correctional services, social services, the Swedish Migration Agency, and others. We have extensive experience in specially adapt educations for various professional groups. Customize a course – contact us and together we can put together a course that suits you and your workplace.

  • HIV education for those who work in healthcare.
  • HIV education for workers in the social sector, the correctional service, the Swedish Migration Agency, and others.
  • training for those who work with young people.
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For those who work in healthcare

Healthcare personnel have a great responsibility to properly receive and treat people who are living with HIV. Regardless of whether it is at the time of diagnosis or at a follow-up visit. The approach, attitudes, and values of doctors and nurses can create suffering for the person if they give the impression of abuse and discrimination when being treated. This can impair the quality of care and the experience for the person who is living with HIV. Through a professional approach, the healthcare system can improve the situation for people living with HIV and lower the threshold to get tested for HIV.

Studies show that people living with HIV experience poor treatment, not only from relatives and society but also from healthcare personnel. It is important that professionals in this sector have a solid knowledge of HIV. If you work in healthcare you may come in contact with HIV. Perhaps you have questions about the risk you are exposed to as a staff member, or have questions about meeting someone who is HIV positive?

Our elderly care today is facing the first generation who will age with HIV, and must therefore adapt and develop. The knowledge surrounding the treatment is being updated and is not at all what it was 20-30 years ago. At the same time, HIV among the elderly needs our attention. 

People who work in our elderly care must be aware and have knowledge of how to deal with people living with HIV. When managing people with dementia and HIV, it is even more important to be aware of the importance of HIV medication and that it must be taken daily, without a break. 

We offer and organize several special courses for healthcare personnel. We also tailor courses if you have wishes for training or deepening in a particular area. Many of your questions can be answered directly on our website or by calling us at +46 (0)31 – 44 22 09.

We also have information material to offer your business, contact us to take part in the free material or download it here:

For those who work with young people

Sex and cohabitation- education is a high priority for students and is a mandatory part of our education. Learning more about their bodies and their sexuality is important for young people who are becoming adults. As a teacher, you can provide your students with vital knowledge so that they can protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections. This part of the teaching is both important but also difficult. How do you reach the students with the right knowledge without putting your own values in it or how do you answer the questions that arise in the best way?

Noaks Ark offers teachers and other professionals who work with young people, continuing education about sex and cohabitation and about talking about HIV with young people. We hope to inspire greater commitment and new approaches. During the course, you will expand your knowledge within the field and receive suggestions for different methods and exercises. We hope to give you new ideas and greater confidence before educating sex and cohabitation to your students.

For those who work with newly arrived immigrants

The personnel at Noaks Ark Göteborg and Västra Götaland have a lot of experience in working together with different authorities. It can sometimes be difficult knowing how to treat and deal with people who are living with HIV or people who live within a group of certain risk. i.e. from at-risk countries. A particularly important group is newly arrived immigrants and migrants. Learn about how to deal with and inform others about HIV and STIs. Language difficulties and cultural differences can make dealing with this group difficult. We see that there is a great need to educate and provide information on how to work with HIV and STI issues within authorities and other organizations that come in contact with newly arrived immigrants arrivals.

We have extensive expertise when it comes to newly arrived immigrants. This is partly because of the day-to-day contact with the newly arrived immigrants who contact us and partly because of the multicultural background our staff has. With our experience, special skills, and understanding of other cultures, we possess the knowledge to educate staff at asylum facilities, authorities such as the Swedish Migration Agency, and other organizations that come in contact with newly arrived immigrants. We adapt our materials, information, and education pending on the target group. All our material is written in simple and easy-to-understand Swedish.  

We offer and organize several special courses for authorities and organizations who work with newly arrived immigrants. We also tailor courses to your needs and wishes if you want to increase your knowledge in a particular area. Many questions can be answered directly on our website or by calling us at +46 (0)31 – 44 22 09.

We also offer information material to your organization, contact us to order the free material or download it here.

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Reliable answers about HIV

You can turn to our counseling and ask any questions you want regarding HIV or other sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases and remain completely anonymous. The call is not registered on your phone bill.

We who answer the phones have over 30 years of experience working with HIV. We are available for you on non-holiday weekdays between 10 am and 12 pm. During week 29 and week 30, we are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.