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Manual on Paediatric HIV Care and Treatment for District Hospitals

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Summary

This manual is intended as a tool to improve clinical skills among health workers in resource-limited settings including doctors, middle-level practitioners such as clinical officers and senior nurses in the management of HIV-exposed and -infected infants and children at district hospital levels. The manual consists of two parts. The first part deals with the management of HIV-infected children when they present with common illnesses and opportunistic infections: cough or difficult breathing, diarrhea (acute and persistent), fever and malnutrition, anemia and other hematological manifestations. The second part of the manual covers HIV specific management including diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children, routine care of HIV-exposed and -infected children, antiretroviral therapy, nutritional support, pain management as well as disclosure and psychosocial support.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Other Healthcare Workers
Topic Areas: Antiretroviral Treatment & Complications, Opportunistic Infections & Associated Conditions, Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment, Nutrition, Palliative Care, Psychosocial Support
Resource Type: Manuals