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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
close this folderSection 1. How HIV and AIDS affect young children
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View the document1.1 Children infected with HIV
View the document1.2 Children affected by HIV
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close this folderSection 2. Preventing HIV infection in young children
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View the document2.1 Mother-to-child transmission
View the document2.2 Preventing and treating HIV infection in women
View the document2.3 Breastfeeding
View the document2.4 Other interventions to reduce transmission
View the document2.5 Transmission through blood transfusion
View the document2.6 Acquired infection
close this folderSection 3. Diagnosis, treatment and care
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View the document3.1 Diagnosis and testing of infected children
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close this folderSection 4. Issues for health workers
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View the document4.1 Pressures on health workers
View the document4.2 Preventing transmission in health facilities
View the document4.3 Advising and counselling caregivers
View the documentSection 5. Selected resources
View the documentGlossary
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

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KEY POINTS

· Health workers face increased pressure and stress because of HIV/AIDS.

· Following recommended safety precautions can reduce the risk of transmission at work.

· Health workers need to consider how to talk to parents and children about HIV, and to help them plan for the future. Living positively with HIV should be emphasised for children as much as for adults.

This Section discusses strategies to address some of the important issues that health and community workers may be concerned about, including talking to caregivers about difficult subjects, lack of resources, stress and workload, and fears about their own safety.