Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

IMAI one-day orientation on adolescents living with HIV

Participants manual, Facilitator guide

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: 9789241598972; 9789241598989

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Overview

The number of adolescents living with HIV is increasing with improvements in access to treatment for children who are infected perinatally, and as more adolescents who acquire HIV during adolescence learn about their status as a result of better access to HIV testing. Many countries are now facing the challenges posed by adolescents living with HIV, and health workers are looking for guidance and support to enable them to strengthen their response to providing treatment, care, support and prevention for these adolescents.

WHO has already pioneered training for health workers to respond to the many needs of people living with HIV, through the IMAI programme. The Facilitators guide, Participant manual and Wall chart that comprise the new adolescent module have been specifically developed to be incorporated into existing IMAI training programmes, with the aim of strengthening the capacity of health workers to respond more effectively to the needs of adolescents living with HIV.