Basic ART Aid Training Course

The training to support the Chronic HIV Care with ARV Therapy module is divided into two courses; one being the Basic ART Clinical Course for clinical officers and nurses and the second one being this course, the Basic ART Aid Course, for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), other lay providers or health care providers with very little clinical background working in the clinical team. An important potential source for increasing human resources required to rapidly expand access to ART can come from PLHA and other community members who can join the clinical team and support people on treatment.

The Basic ART Aid Course has been developed to prepare PLHA, lay providers and others to be an integral part of the chronic HIV care team at the health facility and to be responsible for patient education, psychosocial support and ART preparation, initiation, monitoring and support. The course uses methods which are appropriate to people who have little or no medical background and/or basic health aids with little clinical experience.