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close this bookCaring with Confidence - Practical information for health workers who prevent and treat HIV infection in children (AHRTAG, 1997, 60 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsSection 1. How HIV and AIDS affect young children
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View the documentAppendix 1 - Basic facts about HIV and AIDS
View the documentAppendix 2 - Example of a workshop to explore issues around HIV/AIDS and young children

Section 5. Selected resources

Background material
AIDS and children: a lifetime of risk.

Strategies for hope series. TALC.

A series of booklets which provide practical strategies on AIDS prevention and care in developing countries through an exploration of specific case studies.

- AIDS orphans: a community perspective from Tanzania. Mukoyogo, MC and Williams, G. ActionAid, 1991.

- Living positively with AIDS: The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), Uganda. Hampton, J. ActionAid, 1990.

- The caring community: coping with AIDS in urban Uganda. Williams, G and Tamale, N. ActionAid, 1991.

- Meeting AIDS with compassion: AIDS care and prevention in Agomanya, Ghana. Hampton, J. ActionAid, 1991.

Children's rights and HIV: a framework for action.
National Children's Bureau.

Clinical tuberculosis, Crofton, J et al. Macmillan, London, 1992.

Nutrition for developing countries. Savage King, F and Burgess, A. ELBS, London, 1993.


AIDS Action.

Aimed at health workers and educators working at the primary level, it provides practical information on a wide range of care and prevention issues concerning AIDS, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Published quarterly by AHRTAG. Free to developing countries.

Child Health Dialogue.

Aimed at a broad range of health workers in developing countries, it is a forum for the exchange of information about the prevention and treatment of key childhood diseases, as well as providing practical advice on related health education. Published quarterly by AHRTAG. Free to developing countries.

Practical guidelines and training materials

AIDS home care handbook. GPA/WHO (WHO/GPA/IDS/HCS/93.2), Geneva, 1993.

Child-to-child: a resource book. Bonati, G and Hawes, H.
Child-to-Child Trust, London, 1992.

Food for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Network of African People Living with HIV/AIDS, Nairobi.

Guidelines for the integrated management of childhood illness.
A series of workbooks forming the basis of a modular training course for health workers. WHO/UNICEF, 1996.

HIV testing and informed consent - guidelines for health care workers.
HIV and human rights pamphlet 2, AIDS Law Project, Witwatersrand, January 1995.

Practical guidelines for preventing infections transmitted by blood or air in health-care settings.
Discusses the risks to carers and patients of infections from hepatitis B, HIV and tuberculosis, and describes strategies to prevent infection. AHRTAG, 1996.

Tuberculosis and children: the missing diagnosis.
Explains how to diagnose and treat TB in children, and outlines control strategies. AHRTAG, 1996.


29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB, UK.
Tel: +44 171 242 0606;
Fax: +44 171 242 0041

AIDS Law Project
University of Witwatersrand, P Bag 3, Witwatersrand 2050, South Africa.

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK.
Tel: +44 171 612 6650;
Fax: +44 171 612 6645

Children and AIDS International NGO Network (CAINN)
International Coalition on AIDS and Development,
100 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1B4, Canada.
Tel: +1 613 788 5107;
Fax: +1 613 788 5052

Defence for Children International
PO Box 88, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.

European Forum on HIV/AIDS
Children and Families, London Lighthouse,
111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT, UK.
Tel: +44 181 383 5697;
Fax: +44 181 383 5620

Family AIDS Caring Trust
PO Box 970, Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Tel: +263 39 639 02

Family Health Trust
Anti-AIDS Project, PO RW 754, Lusaka, Zambia.
Tel: +260 1 223589;
Fax: +260 1 222834

International Catholic Child Bureau (ICCB)
63 Rue de Lausanne, CH-1202, Geneva, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 731 3248;
Fax: +41 22 731 7793

National Children's Bureau
8 Wakely Street, London EC1V 7QE, UK.
Tel: +44 171 278 9441;
Fax: +44 171 278 9512

Network of African People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP+)
PO Box 30218, Nairobi, Kenya.

Panos Institute/Panos Publications
9 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD, UK.
Tel: +44 171 278 1111;
Fax: +44 171 278 0345

Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC)
PO Box 49, St Albans, Herts AL1 5TX, UK.
Tel: +44 1727 853869;
Fax: +44 1727 846852

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA.
Tel: +1 212 326 7166;
Fax: +1 212 326 7336

20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 791 3666;
Fax: +41 22 791 4187

20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 791 4652;
Fax: +41 22 791 0317