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The Columbia Clinical Manual

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English: Web Page Spanish: PDF [3.3 MB]


A comprehensive guide on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and providing care and treatment for women and children in resource-limited settings. This manual provides an overview of essential services, implementation recommendations, clinical guidelines, and treatment algorithms. Subjects include clinical and laboratory assessments, nutritional support, diagnostic testing, prophylaxis and management of opportunistic infections, antiretroviral treatment, psychosocial assistance, and counseling. An earlier version of this manual, from September 2004, is available in Spanish. [HIV prevention and treatment guidelines change frequently based on clinical research study findings. Please refer to the WHO or U.S. DHHS guidelines for the most current recommendations on ARV treatment and PMTCT.]

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Publisher: Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Languages: English, Spanish
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Program Managers, Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Counselors
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Areas: Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment, Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Antiretroviral Treatment & Complications, Opportunistic Infections & Associated Conditions, Perinatal Interventions, Complications of HIV in Children
Resource Type: Manuals