Category: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • 101 Cases for Training Clinical Staff
    • To be used for self teaching or group training for beginning HIV/AIDS treatment programs. These are actual cases that one of the four authors confronted during the first two years of the treatment program at a mission hospital 20 miles outside Nairobi, Kenya.
  • A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS
    • This manual addresses the many aspects of palliative care that are key in caring for persons living with HIV and AIDS. It contains information on the management of advanced HIV disease; psychosocial, cultural, and ethical issues; and care at the end of life. It also has a list of references for clinicians.
  • Adherence Support Worker Training Materials
    • This course teaches community volunteers to interact with patients in settings where they provide HIV education, treatment support, and ART adherence counseling. It also equips people to participate in the referral network and to reengage treatment defaulters. The material includes technical information and techniques for relationship building and couseling. Modules include didactic sessions, role plays, and group exercises.
  • Adverse Events of Antiretroviral Drugs
    • These tables summarize the most common and most serious adverse events associated with antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV infection. The tables include adverse events that can occur with nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, and fusion inhibitors.
  • Antiretroviral Drug Profiles
    • Clinically focused monographs describing each antiretroviral drug's history, formulations and dosing, use in combination therapy (initial vs. subsequent regimens), factors affecting adherence, and resistance profile.
  • Antiretroviral Resistance in Clinical Practice
    • This book gives the reader insights into the more mechanistic aspects of resistance and the analyses that lie behind the interpretation of resistance. Most importantly, the book aims to provide an up-to-date guide to those aspects of resistance that have the greatest impact on clinical care. The authors of the chapters have internationally recognized expertise in the field of resistance and were chosen because of both their active involvement in research and their strong clinical background.
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
    • Information Resources about Antiretroviral Therapy.
  • Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents: Recommendations for a Public Health Approach
    • This publication is intended to serve as a reference tool for countries with limited resources as they develop or revise national guidelines for the use of ART in adults and postpubertal adolescents (see Annex 9 for pubertal Tanner staging; prepubertal adolescents should follow the WHO paediatric guidelines).
  • Chronic HIV Care with ARV Therapy and Prevention
    • This IMAI guideline module has been updated based on the 2006 WHO normative treatment guidelines: Antiretroviral therapy of HIV infection in infants and children in resource-limited settings, Antiretroviral therapy for adults and adolescents in resource-limited settings and Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants.
  • Clinical Support Tools
    • Includes charting tools, ART eligibility, visit schedules, and adherence schedule tools.
  • Establishing Referral Networks for Comprehensive HIV Care in Low-Resource Settings
    • This document is intended for implementers, stakeholders, and service providers at the facility and community levels who need guidance for creating or improving a referral network of HIV/AIDS-related services. The document aims to describe several models of referral networks and to provide tools and instructions that can be adapted to different settings.
  • HIV Clinical Cases Library
    • Contains original patient case studies describing clinical observations related to HIV care and treatment in resource-limited settings. Ultimately, the Library will contain a comprehensive online collection of real-life cases from resource-limited countries that illustrate cases encountered by clinicians in the field, particularly those working in facilities with limited diagnostic resources.
  • HIV/AIDS Clinical Case Studies -- 101 Cases for Training Clinical Staff
    • This book is written for doctors, clinical officers and nurses who work in resource-limited settings and who are caring for HIV/AIDS patients. It is meant for health personnel who are new to the management of HIV/AIDS and who are working in areas where patients are unable to pay for the most advanced tests. This book is a training tool, and by studying the cases it contains, one can obtain a good orientation for the rational management of HIV-infected patients.
  • Integrated Management of Adolescent & Adult Illness: Interim Guidelines for First Level Facility Health Workers - Palliative Care: Symptom Management and End-of-Life Care
    • This module covers management of symptoms during acute or chronic illness; education of the patient, family, and community caregiver in providing care at home; and end-of-life care. Palliative care in both children and adults are covered.
  • Karnofsky Performance Scale Index
    • Allows patients to be classified as to their functional impairment. This can be used to compare effectiveness of different therapies and to assess the prognosis in individual patients. The lower the Karnofsky score, the worse the survival for most serious illnesses.
  • Lesotho's Strength is its People: A Rapid Appraisal of Home and Community Based Care
    • Report summarizes findings and recommendations of a rapid appraisal of a pilot home- and community-based care program in Lesotho. The report provides a general overview of the impact of HIV/AIDS, the national response, a detailed appraisal the home- and community-based care program pilot at district, community and household levels. Case studies and insights to traditional care practices are also provided.
  • Pain and Symptom Control in the Cancer and/or AIDS Patient
    • These guidelines are intended for those working with HIV/AIDS and cancer patients in Uganda and Africa. The remedies described are those that are affordable and can be made available by ministries of health in Africa. The guidelines discuss pain control with morphine as well as management of respiratory, intestinal, dermatologic , and psychological symptoms. They also include a section on antiretroviral therapy.
  • Palliative Care in Resource-Constrained Settings for People Living With HIV/AIDS and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses
    • This resource collection contains presentations from a session sponsored by HRSA to highlight and learn from palliative care initiatives in resource-constrained settings and to foster greater collaboration and exchange among industrialized and developing countries.
  • Patient Monitoring Guidelines for HIV Care and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
    • These guidelines have been provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners to aid in the development of an effective national HIV care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) patient monitoring system.
  • Progress on Global Access to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy
    • This interim report on global efforts to increase access to ART focuses primarily on understanding the reasons for the successes and failures of scaling up HIV/AIDS interventions in different settings.
  • Saving Lives Through HIV/AIDS Treatment
    • The world health report 2004 shows how the history of HIV/AIDS has changed. It describes how innovative HIV/AIDS treatment programmes can save millions of lives in developing countries and how, crucially, such efforts can drive improvements in health systems.
  • The Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives
    • Designed by FHI specifically to educate community representatives about their roles and responsibilities so that they have a stronger voice before, during and after the research process.
  • Training and HIV-Treatment Scale-Up: Establishing an Implementation Research Agenda
    • This article discusses the importance of doing research on implementing plans to prevent, treat, and stop the spread of HIV.
  • Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action
    • The toolkit is a resource collection of participatory educational exercises for use in raising awareness and promoting action to challenge HIV stigma. PDF format.
  • Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Program Model
    • This publication presents the Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership (ZPCT) as an example of a high-quality country program in HIV/AIDS whose lessons need to be shared.