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Paediatric HIV/AIDS : MSF fact sheet

MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES, CAMPAIGN FOR ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL MEDICINES
June 2005

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A useful fact sheet, providing a brief but comprehensive overview of problems associated with children with HIV/AIDS. The majority of children with HIV/AIDS live in developing countries, and often have no access to health care, while diagnostic and treatment services for children are more expensive than for adults. The document shows how disparities between North and South are particularly visible in transmission prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Médecins Sans Frontières calls for: 1) WHO to develop a clear strategy to ensure that greater numbers of children receive antiretrovirals, 2) UNICEF to raise awareness about the fact that children are being excluded from AIDS treatment, and 3) pharmaceutical companies to facilitate access for children to antiretroviral therapy

Guidelines for anti-retroviral therapy

DIRECTORATE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE. NATIONAL AIDS COORDINATION PROGRAMME (NACOP)
April 2003

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic affects directly more than 200,000 Namibians. The Ministry of Health and Social Services is mounting an antiretroviral therapy programme to extend access to drug therapy, reduce AIDS mortality rates, improve HIV-positive people's quality of life and produce savings to the health care system. These guidelines aim to assist health practitioners in the implementation of the programme. It identifies standards and best practices for the administration of anti-retroviral drugs to adults, pregnant women and children, and provides essential medical information on ART and treatment options

Care for children infected and those affected by HIV/AIDS; a handbook for community health workers

SAVE THE CHILDREN UK
2003

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This handbook aims to contribute towards improving the provision of care and support to children infected by or affected by HIV/AIDS. It aims to provide basic information on HIV/AIDS, and to assist carers in providing home-based care and counselling. Subjects covered in the handbook include basic facts about HIV, HIV counselling and testing, nutrition, hygiene, nursing care for children (including on specific opportunistic infections), and the emotional health of children with guidance on how children cope with bereavement. Practical suggestions are also made on improving communication with children

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