Support of Sexual and Reproductive Health in People Living with HIV

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Course description


Support of Sexual and Reproductive Health in People Living with HIV
(New 3-day Course)

Main Learning Objectives


  • Study principles of protecting reproductive and sexual health of PLWH
  • Study the course of HIV infection and ART delivery for women
  • Study methods of contraception and safe abortion
  • Study features of natural and medically assisted reproduction in the presence of HIV infection
  • Study ART strategies for pregnant women, with particular emphasis on delivery and post-partum periods
  • Learn the potential side effects of ARVs, along with management strategies and guidelines for changing ART regimens
  • Study safe delivery methods
  • Study issues of counseling on reproductive health and family planning for HIV-infected women and men
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings

Key Topics

Principles of protecting the reproductive and sexual health of PLWH; sexual health; contraception; safe abortion practices; natural and medically assisted reproduction; cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer; ART strategies for pregnant women; safe delivery methods; ART in the postpartum period; reproductive health and family planning counseling for PLWH

Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents, and Materials Provided

  • WHO Protocol: Support for Sexual and Reproductive Health in People Living with HIV (2006)
  • WHO Protocol: Patient Evaluation and Antiretroviral Treatment for Adults and Adolescents (2006)
  • WHO protocol: Prevention of HIV Transmission from HIV-infected Mothers to Their Infants (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • 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, role plays, clinical case studies, and bedside training
Target Audience Physicians specializing in infectious diseases, ob/gyns, and specialists in related disciplines who provide treatment and care for HIV-infected patients
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty National and international experts in reproductive health for PLWH and treatment of HIV infection
Duration 3-day course, including lectures and practical sessions at HIV/AIDS treatment and care facilities