Module 17

Care for the Paediatric Patient with HIV

The goal of this session is to introduce learners to care for a paediatric patient with HIV, including concepts of medication dosing, interaction with the parent/family, and ethical issues surrounding this key population.

What you will learn in Module 17

Use a team-based approach to care for children with HIV (IPE)

Explain an assessment for growth, nutritional status, and developmental milestones in a paediatric patient with HIV

Explain HIV diagnostics in infants and children

Apply WHO guidelines to an approach to ART and OI management in a paediatric patient with HIV

Discuss ethical dimensions of caring for a paediatric patient with HIV (e.g. disclosure, confi- dentiality, stigma, and evaluating for child abuse)

Demonstrate how and when to disclose HIV status to children with HIV


Complete the Module

Each module includes a self-paced group activity and a group activity. The self-paced activity should be completed first. Learner and facilitator materials for the group activity are at the bottom of this page.

Self-Paced Activity

For the best experience, complete the self-paced activity in one session. Your progress through the self-paced module is not saved. Select the “Start Course” button below to begin.

Group Activity

Use the resources below to facilitate group activites to practice skills presented in the module.

Facilitator Materials: Presentation

Slides for presenting the module activities.

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Facilitator Materials: Instructions

Instructions for facilitating the learning activity.

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