Adult Antiretroviral Therapy Onsite Mentoring

Course Description

Course Name
Adult Antiretroviral Therapy Onsite Mentoring
Main Learning Objectives


  • Provide basic evaluation of patient, selection for ART, and preparation for treatment according to relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Apply knowledge about ART management to practical situations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and rationale for standardized ARV regimens in line with relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Perform skills to provide effective counseling;
  • Apply knowledge about adherence monitoring;
  • Practice the management and treatment of HIV-related conditions; and
  • Use multidisciplinary approach and provide needed referrals.
Key Topics


Practical instruction on initial review of patients selected for ART according to set criteria for starting therapy; preparation for treatment; patient counseling; basic evaluation of patients; selection of specific ART regimen; monitoring of treatment; support for treatment; potential side effects; circumstances that require regimen change; adherence; and psychosocial counseling. During the visit, mentors will facilitate working group meetings to discuss lessons learned, as well as evaluate practical skills development and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided Faculty and trainees use materials provided during the didactic/clinical training course.
Teaching Methods Small group discussions, case studies, patient examination and counseling, bed-side training.
Target Audience ART care teams (infectious disease physician, nurse, social worker/ART aid) who participated in the didactical/clinical ART training course.
Faculty Multidisciplinary, international and national.
Duration Two-day mentoring sessions at each ART site.