10 Aug : A workshop on training of nurses on HIV/AIDS and ART under Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is being organised at National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGIMER, and Chandigarh from 10.08.2010 to 14.8.2010. Twenty eight nurses from Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh are participating in the workshop. Important topics related to HIV/ AIDS will be Nurses Role in HIV/AIDS, Stigma & Discrimination, Epidemiology and disease progression, Counselling and Testing for HIV Prevention of parent to child transmission (PPTCT), Infection control & Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Introduction to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), Paediatric HIV, Symptomatic management of Opportunistic infections (OIs), Sexually transmitted infections, Positive living, Palliative care for PLHAs, Complementary therapies in HIV and Challenges faced by nurses. Each lecture will be followed by group work and discussion. During the workshop participants will be visiting ART centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh.