In many cases the stigma commences with refusal of a doctor to treat an infected person because he/she is HIV positive. Hence, changing the attitude of Health Care Providers especially doctors and nurses is a major step in tackling HIV disease.
With the vast experience in dealing with HIV/AIDS patients, large number of patients admitted in the hospital at any given time, Bel-Air has evolved into a major training center for Health Care Providers in HIV/AIDS management, specially doctors and nurses. Center for Disease Control (USA) and International training and education center on HIV (I-TECH), USA are providing technical support for it. The hospital has experience of training almost all levels of health care professionals including doctors, nurses, counselors, faith leaders, NGO staffs, PLHIVs, community volunteers etc. Bel-Air has been training Health Care Personnel from CBCI, HLFPPT, KHPT, Avert Society in addition to nurses in Government Hospitals.. A summary of the training is given below:-