Two-day training “HIV and the Military: Testing, Counseling, Battlefield Transmission Risk Mitigation, and Refugee Health" for the representatives of the Military Medical department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and Military Medical Academy.
In the framework of the project "Technical Assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a program for military emergency plan under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (DHAPP-PEPFAR)”, the International HIV / AIDS and TB Institute, with support of the Office of Defense Cooperation of the US Embassy, organized a thematic educational training for military doctors on 27-28 October 2015 at the Central Military Medical Climical Center, Kyiv.
The two-day training “HIV and the Military: Testing, Counseling, Battlefield Transmission Risk Mitigation, and Refugee Health " for representatives of Ukrainian Military Medical Academy and the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Armed Forces of Ukraine involved over 35 military medical officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The training was conducted by LCDR Mark Johnson, MD, MTM & H, CTropMed), an expert on Deployment and Travel Related Infectious Diseases Risk Assessment, Outcomes, and Prevention Strategies among DoD Beneficiaries).
Based on discussions with the participants, the topics of the training were extremely useful, the trainer provided not only basic information on HIV prevention among the military and civilian populations, but also focused on other infectious diseases of military significance such as Hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases, etc.