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  • HIVMA, IDSA, Accordia    

    AIDS Training Program

    A collaboration of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Accordia Global Health Foundation 

    About the Program
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    About the Program

    IDSA, HIVMA and the Accordia Global Health Foundation are seeking volunteers for the AIDS Training Program (ATP). Over the course of three weeks, volunteers will train 20-25 African physicians in the comprehensive management of HIV/AIDS. ATP course training covers:

    • Epidemiology
    • Biology and history of HIV in humans
    • Diagnosis and monitoring of HIV and opportunistic infections
    • Comprehensive antiretroviral therapy (ART)
    • Adherence and prevention counseling
    • ART program management, reporting, and data management
    • More detailed curriculum information 

    The course is administered at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University. Learn more about IDI.

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    IDSA and HIVMA members and members-in-training are eligible to volunteer. Selected trainers will have demonstrated substantial commitment to the care of patients with HIV/AIDS and its complications.

    Experience with the following is desired but not required:

    • Service as a faculty member in courses on HIV/AIDS
    • Service as a mentor for trainees in the care of patients with HIV/AIDS
    • Service in a resource-poor setting

    Trainers must be available for a three week training block. The training blocks for 2011 are:

    • March 7-25, 2011
    • July 4-22, 2011
    • November 7-25, 2011


    The AIDS Training Program includes lectures, bedside and clinical teaching, clinical case discussions, journal clubs, and group project work.

    Trainers will be responsible for the following:

    • coordinating trainees for the three-week training session
    • delivering and refining lectures for the course of the three-week session
    • facilitating interactive sessions with trainees including journal discussions and clinical case studies
    • providing instruction in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings
    • providing introductory computer support to trainees
    • participating in clinical activities at Mulago Hospital, the IDI, the Joint Clinical Research Center, and other venues

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    Compensation for Volunteers

    In consideration of their services, volunteer trainers will receive the following:

    • round-trip economy class airfare from point of origin to Kampala
    • a $5,000 per month stipend
    • on-site housing (house cleaning, security, gym)
    • a reasonable per diem for expenses, food, etc. (currently $25/day)
    • transport - airport pick-up/drop-off; daily round trips to IDI
    • visa (3 months)
    • vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis
    • mobile phone

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    Apply Now

    Interested applicants must submit their CV and a cover letter to Please indicate in your cover letter which training block(s) you’re interested in.

    If you require any further information regarding this program, please contact us at (703) 740-4955.

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