Although about 940,000 children were on antiretroviral therapy globally in 2018, there were 160,000 new infections in the same year. Two-thirds of all people living with HIV/AIDS are in Sub-Saharan Africa. 89% of all new infections in children occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. About 90% of the infected infants acquired the HIV virus from their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, delivery, or through breast-feeding (mother-to-child transmission, MTCT). Without treatment one-third of infected children die in their first year of life, half by the age of two, and four-fifths by five years of age.
The treatment of paediatric HIV infection, particularly of infants and young children, remains complex and problematic. This course is intended for professional nurses, clinical associates and allied workers that are interested in expanding their knowledge in paediatric HIV/AIDS care
Professional Nurses working in TB and HIV/AIDS units, clinical associates, pharmacists and allied workers.
The course is offered using participatory methods and building on shared knowledge with the participants. This workshop is facilitated by leading edge faculties in the field.
Study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop. Additional materials which would assist participants in diagnosing and managing HIV related conditions will also be provided. National guidelines will be distributed whenever they are available.
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process