Advanced Antiretroviral Therapy for Adults and Opportunistic Infections Management in Correctional Settings

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Course description

Course Advanced Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for Adults and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Management in Correctional Settings
Main Learning Objectives
  • Strengthen counselling skills for HIV patients in correctional settings;
  • Develop strategies to promote ART adherence/DOT in correctional settings;
  • Learn about the problems of stigmatisation and discrimination and methods of reducing them, as well as how to educate and encourage positive interaction with law enforcement officers in correctional settings;
  • Learn to prescribe and manage ART in inmates who are IDUs and have TB;
  • Learn about infectious diseases in IDU prisoners who have TB;
  • Understand criteria for switching ART regimens and for ART failure;
  • Learn to manage side effects and complications of ART in correctional settings;
  • 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 in correctional settings;
  • Learn the basic principles of palliative care;
  • Learn to apply the knowledge in practical settings.
Key Topics Focus on counseling and support during ART in correctional settings; 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 and patients with TB; referrals and needed care; case management; addressing stigma and discrimination and human rights issues in correctional settings.
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • 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

Correctional facility physicians (general practitioners), nurses and social workers or psychologist who already attended an “Initiation of ART” training course. Maximum class size: 18-24 people.
Faculty Multidisciplinary, international and national.
Duration 5 days didactical/clinical course at facility affiliated with the site of clinical excellence.