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Guide to Implementation of Services for Early Diagnosis of HIV in Infants in Resource-Limited Settings

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Book 1. Implementation Guide for Program Managers

Early diagnosis of HIV infection in children is the first critical step to reducing HIV-related morbidity and mortality in the first years of life, and a key component to the follow-up of HIV-exposed children. These services are especially important to encourage linkages between prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs and HIV care and treatment programs. Responding to increased availability of pediatric therapy in resource-limited countries and increased regional capacity to manage treatment of HIV-infected children, this guide provides on overview of infant diagnosis for program managers. It covers the basics of setting up early infant diagnosis services, including choice of a test and an appropriate testing algorithm, clinical staff training needs, required laboratory infrastructure, and program evaluation. The table includes the guide and appendices.

Book 1. Implementation Guide for Program Managers

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Cover - 427K - -
Book 1. Implementation Guide for Program Managers - 523K 208K -
Appendix 1: Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Infants and Children: Towards Universal Access, Recommendations for a Public Health Approach - 1.3MB - -
Appendix 2: General slide set on infant diagnosis - - - 7.9MB
Appendix 3: Planning checklist for program managers - - 45K -
Appendix 4: WHO Summary on Early Diagnosis of HIV - 330K - -
Appendix 5: Sample ANC card incorporating HIV and PMTCT - - 43K -
Appendix 6: Sample child health card incorporating HIV and PMTCT - - 51K -
Appendix 7: WHO guidelines on cotrimoxazole prophylaxis - 1MB - -
Appendix 8: Cost of PCR testing with and without confirmatory testing 36MB - - -
Appendix 9: Overview of Roche Diagnostics consumable supply boxes - - 25K -
Appendix 10: Calculator for supply and staffing requirements 107K - - -
Appendix 11: Obtaining supplies for early infant diagnosis from SCMS 51K - - -
Appendix 12: Brochure on public-private partnership with Becton-Dickinson - 166K - -
Appendix 13: Sample infant testing register for clinics - - 28K -
Appendix 14: Sample PCR test requisition form - 46K - -
Appendix 15: PCR training programs - - 35K -
Appendix 16: Sample quarterly report - - 77K -
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