Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Books in the Bettercare series
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1. Introduction to childhood HIV infection
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to HIV
    3. The spread of HIV
    4. HIV in society
    5. HIV transmission from mother to child
    6. Feeding options
    7. ost-exposure prophylaxis
    8. Case studies
  4. 2. Clinical and immunological diagnosis of HIV infection
    1. Objectives
    2. Acute seroconversion illness
    3. Clinical staging of HIV infection
    4. Confirmation of HIV infection
    5. Immunological staging of HIV infection
    6. Consent for HIV testing
    7. Case studies
  5. 3. Management of children with HIV infection
    1. Objectives
    2. Family-centred care
    3. Routine clinical care
    4. Immunisations
    5. Primary prophylaxis
    6. Nutrition and growth
    7. Monitoring neurodevelopment
    8. Screening for HIV-associated infections
    9. Care of adolescents with HIV infection
    10. Disclosure
    11. Case studies
  6. 4. Antiretroviral drugs
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to antiretroviral treatment
    3. Classes of antiretroviral drugs
    4. Standardised treatment regimens
    5. Antiretroviral medication
    6. Side effects of antiretroviral drugs
    7. Case studies
  7. 5. Management of children with antiretroviral treatment
    1. Objectives
    2. Criteria for antiretroviral treatment
    3. Patient readiness
    4. Preparation for antiretroviral treatment
    5. Managing antiretroviral treatment
    6. Problems with antiretroviral treatment
    7. Adherence
    8. Inadequate dosage
    9. Drug resistance
    10. Unsuppressed viral load and treatment failure
    11. Drug interactions
    12. Drug interruptions
    13. Side effects of antiretroviral agents
    14. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)
    15. Case studies
  8. 6. HIV-associated infections and end-of-life care
    1. Objectives
    2. HIV-associated infections
    3. Common infections
    4. Tuberculosis
    5. Treating tuberculosis co-infection
    6. End-of-life care
    7. Case studies