Module 4

PMTCT & Care for the Pregnant Woman with HIV

The goal of this module is to prepare learners to manage the care of pregnant women, new mothers, and newborns living with HIV using an integrated approach to service delivery in order to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).

What you will learn in Module 4

Recognize the risks of HIV acquisition during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Identify appropriate ART options during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding

Identify strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in a mother presenting late in pregnancy with a high viral load, including ART prophylaxis for exposed infants

Explain the importance of early infant diagnosis (EID)

Illustrate factors leading to low EID rates using a fishbone diagram (QI)

Discuss the unique needs of mothers and newborns related to HIV (IPE)

Pregnant woman

Complete the Module

Each module includes a group activity and a self-paced activity.

Group Activity

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Learner Instructions

Instructions for learners to complete the activity.

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Self-Paced Activity

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