Advanced Antiretroviral Therapy for Adults and Opportunistic Infections Management (5-day course)

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Course description

Course Advanced Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for Adults and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Management
Main Learning Objectives
  • Strengthen basic skills of counselling patients with HIV;
  • Develop strategies to promote ART regimen adherence;
  • Learn about the problems of stigmatisation and discrimination and methods of reducing them;
  • Learn how to prescribe and conduct ART for IDUs;
  • Learn about infectious diseases commonly affecting IDUs;
  • Understand criteria for switching ART regimens. Criteria of ART failure; management of ART side effects and complications;
  • Learn about the development of resistance to ARV drugs;
  • Learn clinical practice and modern recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs);
  • Learn to perform differential diagnosis of injuries to organs and systems in cases of HIV infection;
  • Learn about the management and treatment of OIs occurring during ART;
  • Learn the basic principles of palliative care;
  • Learn to apply the knowledge in practical settings.
Key Topics Focus on counseling and support during ART; special issues in adherence; intolerance to some drugs and making necessary adjustments in therapy; WHO protocols on management of OIs and other HIV-related illnesses (2006); specifics of ART for IDUs; referrals and needed care; case management; addressing stigma and discrimination issues.
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Protocols for European Region (2006);
  • Relevant national protocols and policies;
  • Comprehensive set of course slides and handouts.

All materials available printed or electronically in Russian and English.

Teaching Methods Presentation, small group discussion, role-play, case study, bed-side training.
Target Audience

ART care teams (infectious disease physician, nurse, social worker/ART aid) who participated in the “Initiation of ART” training course and on-site mentoring. Maximum class size: 18-24 participants.
Faculty Multidisciplinary, international and national.
Duration 5 days didactical/clinical course at training facility affiliated with the site of clinical excellence.