HIV Connect

A FREE online HIV Training Programme for Primary Care Physicians

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HIV Connect introduces Primary Care Physicians to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) using a self-paced modular approach.

Through short, illustrated lectures designed and presented by Malaysia’s leading specialists in Infectious Diseases, you will gain access to CME lectures that present balanced, timely, scientifically rigorous, and clinically relevant information about HIV disease management to physicians who wish to be actively involved in HIV care. With the integration of relevant microbiological, pathophysiological, and immunological information, this course aims to guide GPs, MOs, and HOs in the field of infectious diseases.

Your Instructors

The Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine
The Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine

Dr Suresh Kumar

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Infectious Diseases Consultant

Hospital Sungai Buloh

Dr. Rosnida Binti Mohd Noh

Dr. Rosnida binti Mohd Noh

Infectious Diseases Physician & Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Dr Yasmin Mohamed Ghani

Dr. Yasmin Mohamed Gani

Infectious Diseases Consultant

Hospital Sungai Buloh

Dr SureshDr. Nor Arisah Misnan

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh

Dr. Khairil Erwan Khalid

Infectious Diseases Physician

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Presented by:

Malaysian AIDS Foundation & Malaysian AIDS CouncilMalaysian Society For HIV Medicine

In collaboration with:

The Malaysian Medical Association

Academy Of Family Physicians Of Malaysia

Made possible by an independent grant received from:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to sign up for this course?
Any registered medical practitioner in Malaysia with a valid MMC number (Provisional or Full) can register for this free course. This includes Medical Graduates and House Officers (HO) as well.
I do not know my MMC Number. Where can I find it?
You can find your MMC number at http://mmc.gov.my/index.php/medical-register
How long will I have access to materials on this platform?
You will be able to access all materials on this platform till June 2020.
Is there a fixed time frame to finish this course?
No, there is no fixed time frame to complete the course. However, learners are advised to complete the course as soon as possible to receive your certificate and gain free access to the upcoming HIV conference.
When will I have access to the lectures and quizzes?
Instantly. Once you enroll for the course via hivconnect.mashm.net, you will have access to all videos, quizzes, and resources. However, you will need to verify your account by responding to our enrollment email within 5 working days. Failure to verify your account will result in your account being blocked and all your progress will be lost.
How is this training conducted?
This self-paced online course for Primary Care Physicians is conducted via an online learning platform. Learners are required to enrol into a module, watch the lecture video, and proceed on to taking the quiz.
Can I take this course for free?
Yes. this course is free of charge.
I have just graduated recently but have not received my provisional registration number. Can I still sign up for this course?
No. If you are not in the MMC registry (http://mmc.gov.my/index.php/medical-register), you are not eligible for this course.
By doing this course, am I eligible for CPD points?
Yes, you will be awarded CPD points upon completion of the course. You will gain 1 CPD point for the completion of each module. Therefore, since there are 9 modules, you stand to gain a maximum of 9 CPD points.
How many modules do I have to complete in this series?
There are 9 modules. Section A : a) Epidemiology and Natural History of HIV b) First Steps after Diagnosis. c) Principles of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Section B : a) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. (PrEP) b) Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. (PEP) Section C : a) Sexual History Taking and STIs Testing b) Urethritis, Cervicitis, and Epididymo-Orchitis c) Genital Ulcers d) Vaginal Discharge
Will there be a certificate provided at the end of each module?
Yes, there will be an e-certificate emailed to you once you passed a quiz at the end of each module.