Purpose

This Unit Standard is for any learner who needs to demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and the impact of these infections on oneself, as well as in the workplace and society. It is also aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

This Unit Standard is intended for any person, from all backgrounds within South African society. It may be used as a core or elective within a GETC or any vocationally based qualification.

The Unit Standard will help to contribute to the full development of the learner through his/her understanding of sexuality and other sexually transmitted infections and the impact on the social and economic transformation within South Africa.

SAQA ID: 14656
NQF Level: 1
Credits: 5
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
Open

Unit Standard Range

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may include, but are not limited to, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis. These infections are also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Specific Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  3. Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
  4. Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and sexually
    transmitted infections.

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