Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: General Knowledge

Training Materials: 

Course description

Course name
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: General Knowledge
Based on WHO/HHS-CDC generic training package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, adapted for CIS countries.
Main Learning Objectives This course teaches knowledge and basic skills in the areas indicated by the teaching module topics and necessary for providing comprehensive essential PMTCT measures.
  • Module 1. Introduction to HIV/AIDS
  • Module 2. Overview of HIV prevention in mothers, infants and young children
  • Module 3. Specific interventions to PMTCT
  • Module 4. Infant feeding in the context of HIV infection
  • Module 5. Stigma and discrimination related to MTCT
  • Module 6. HIV testing and counseling for PMTCT
  • Module 7. Linkages to treatment, care and support for mothers and families with HIV
  • Module 8. Safety and supportive care in the work environment
  • Module 9. PMTCT program monitoring
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials Adapted version of WHO/HHS-CDC training package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

For students

  • Students’ guide with an introduction by a CIS editorial committee of experts on PMTCT and appendices on the national epidemiological situation, standards and recommendations
  • Set of slides
  • Pocket reference manual
  • Posters

For instructors

  • Instructors’ guide
  • Set of slides
  • Program and lesson plan for PMTCT course
Teaching Methods Presentation and discussion; small group discussion; role play; clinical case study; real-life cases; interactive exercises and games; meetings with guests
Target Audience Care givers responsible for PMTCT at healthcare institutions
Physicians implementing PMTCT programs
Nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers
HIV counselors
Social workers working with PLWHA.
Maximum class size: 25
Faculty Multidisciplinary team of instructors from the CIS
Duration 4-5 days