Advanced Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Opportunistic Infections Management (3-day)

Training Materials: 

Course description


Advanced Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and Management of Opportunistic Infections (OIs)
(New 3-day Continuing Education Course)

Main Learning Objectives  

  • Improve methods of ART delivery in HIV-infected children
  • Improve management strategies for children with complications of ART. Relief/minimization of side effects and complications
  • Learn about the development of resistance to ARV drugs and particular features of its assessment
  • Learn criteria of ART failure and indications for switching to second line and salvage therapeutic regimens
  • Study pediatric HIV nutrition issues
  • Promote ART adherence and improve counseling for children’s caregivers
  • Study psychological support issues for HIV-infected children and their families
  • Learn to make the differential diagnosis of organ system complications associated with HIV infection
  • Learn the particular features of OI treatment and prevention in children receiving ART
  • Study pediatric HIV immunoprophylaxis issues
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings

Key Topics  

Pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART); support for ART adherence; counseling
for children’s caregivers; pediatric HIV nutrition; psychological support for
HIV-infected children and their families; malignant neoplasms; tuberculosis
and HIV infection; respiratory diseases; liver and gastrointestinal diseases;
central nervous system diseases; immunoprophylaxis in children with HIV

Basis of Curriculum,
Key Teaching Documents, and Materials Provided

  • WHO Protocol on Pediatric HIV and AIDS Treatment and Care
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Textbook of Pediatric HIV Care (eds., S. Zeichner, J. Read), 2005.
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection, J. Bartlett, J. Gallant, 2007
  • HIV Medicine, C. Hoffman, B.S. Camps, 2005.
  • Set of slides and handouts. Lectures and clinical case studies prepared by Russian and international experts.
All materials available printed or electronically
Teaching Methods Lectures, small group instruction, clinical case studies, and bedside training
Target Audience Pediatricians and specialists in related disciplines who have received pediatric ART training and have experience in treating HIV-infected children
Recommended class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty National and international instructors with expertise in treating pediatric HIV
Duration  3-day course, including theoretical and practical sessions; training is
conducted at healthcare facilities which specialize in treating pediatric HIV