Training Resources


1077HS Training Manual CoverIMPAACT 1077HS Training and Participant Manuals

This training manual, with related participant manual, was developed with the support of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT) as a resource for Community Advisory Board members at sites implementing IMPAACT 1077HS.

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: National Training Packages

Developed collaboratively with the Guyana PMTCT Technical Working Group, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, and CDC-Guyana.

Developed collaboratively with the Botswana PMTCT National Team, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, and BOTUSA.

Developed collaboratively with the Kenya Ministry of Health, the National HIV/AIDS and STD Control Programme (NASCOP) of Kenya, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center.

Adapted by UNICEF in collaboration with the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center. The Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands PMTCT Training Package is the first adaptation of the 2008 update of the PMTCT GTP.

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Botswana PMTCT Training Series

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Developed collaboratively with the Botswana PMTCT National Team, thethe François-Xavier Bagnoud Center and BOTUSA

  • Caring for the Caregiver

    Assists trainers in addressing issues of stress and personal health for healthcare providers. Includes scenarios and group activities to help caregivers identify stressors and develop healthy behaviors to cope with demanding work environments.

  • Stigma and Discrimination

    Two-hour module designed to assist trainers in addressing stigma and discrimination related to HIV. Exercises help participants define stereotypes, discuss the impact of HIV on personal and professional lives, and explore ways to reduce HIV-related stigma.

  • Routine HIV Testing and Counselling for PMTCT

    Designed to provide healthcare workers with the basic knowledge and introductory skills to conduct routine HIV testing and counselling in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) care settings.

  • Postnatal Treatment, Care and Support for Mothers and Families with HIV Infection

    Includes physical assessment, referral for HIV/AIDS treatment, infant-feeding support, family planning and other support services. Includes training to explain the treatment, care, and support needs of mothers with HIV infection; discuss the treatment and care needs of HIV- exposed infants and children; and speak to the importance of testing partners for HIV.

National Training Curriculum for the Provision of Care and Support Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS

– December 2008, available only in French

Haiti OVC CurriculumThe statistics are alarming: at least 5-15 children out of 100 in Haiti are orphaned after having lost one parent or both. At least 28 out of 100 are considered vulnerable. Since the earthquake on January 12, 2010, the situation of children in Haiti has become even more precarious. It's crucial that orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) receive appropriate care within their communities.

The National Training Curriculum for the Provision of Care and Support Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS was created to train community-based workers on a variety of topics in community-centered care including: health and nutrition, psychosocial support, economic and educational support, and community mobilization. The manual focuses on the needs of all vulnerable children, whether they are vulnerable due to poverty, HIV, or natural disasters such as the recent earthquake.

The curriculum was developed with a technical advisory group made up of representatives of organizations currently working with OVC in Haiti, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs. The facilitator's manual includes a section on training tips and techniques.


Training Exchanges with Slide Sets and Related Resources

A training exchange (TE) is a forum for experts to share experiences with specific training materials and discuss lessons learned from implementation and execution. A variety of formats are utilized ranging from teleconferences to webinars. All formats allow for worldwide access with no related travel time or expense. Participants can gain familiarity and comfort with materials that they can adapt and use for their own training presentations, increasing the efficacy of developing training material. Prior to or during the TE, all presentations and related materials are available online for download. Each presentation is followed by a question and answer period during which participants provide feedback to presenters, ask questions, and discuss strategies for training with the materials.

All resources related to each training exchange — presentation slide sets, audio coverage, and related resources — are available through the links listed below.

Online Training

Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care and Support

Developed by the AETC National Resource Center in collaboration with the Adolescent AIDS Program at the Montefiore Children's Hospital, and John Snow, Inc., this resource consists of online training modules for healthcare providers working with HIV-infected youth. 

Clinical Research and HIV: Working with Consumers

Web-based training, produced by the FXB Center National Resource Center
for Part D with support from HRSA HAB.

 Self Study

Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for Children, Youth and Families

This self-study module outlines antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence issues for children and youth and suggests intervention strategies to support children, youth, and families.

Preceptorship Modules

Archived webinars and Teleconference-based trainings


Clinical Resources

Clinician Support Tools

The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit

The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit was developed with the aim of helping HIV primary care providers to address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning and safer conception for HIV sero-discordant couples.  The materials were developed by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center in collaboration with members of CDC's Expert Panel for Preconception and Reproductive Health of HIV-Infected Persons and CDC's EMCT Stakeholder Group on Family Planning and Preconception Care.

The toolkit includes training slides; a recorded webinar; healthcare worker job aids (including an algorithm on preconception counseling and care and a provider's guide to preconception counseling); and educational materials for patients.

Development of these materials was made possible by the Cooperative Agreement #5U65PS000815-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To order any of the HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit materials, download an order form here.

Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care

cover of Guide to HIV/AIDS Clinical CareThis manual was developed to provide HIV/AIDS clinicians with ready access to practical, current, treatment information so that they may provide quality care to people living with HIV.
Written and edited by expert clinicians who are part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWP) system, this document reflects the broad clinical expertise within the RWP.
Individual chapters are linked to related Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau Performance Measures, and where appropriate, are based on the various Department of Health and Human Services' clinical guidelines panels' recommendations.

HIV/AIDS Clinician Toolkit (2011)

This CD-ROM contains key HIV-related U.S. federal treatment guidelines and recommendations paired with training slide sets and reference materials geared toward clinicians treating people with HIV. A limited supply is available. Order free copies from the AETC National Resource Center at the FXB Center by sending an email to

\image of Common Legal Issues & Concerns of Adolescents with HIV brochureAdolescent HIV/AIDS

In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on mental health, life skills, and legal rights and entitlements of adolescents.

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Cultural Competence & Multicultural Care

In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on cultural competency, health literacy, and organizational self assessments.

Substance Abuse Stimulants Workgroup postcardSubstance Abuse: Stimulants

In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on substance abuse – crack/cocaine and methamphetamine. For resources, please click below:

Women's Health and Wellness Wellness postcardWomen's Health and Wellness

In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on women's health and wellness. For resources, please click below.

Buprenorphine in the Context of HIV—Fact Sheet

Three-page fact sheet on buprenorphine in the context of HIV. Includes information on opioid addiction, buprenorphine drug interactions, and a listing of resources for the clinician. Developed in collaboration with the New York/New Jersey AETC. View fact sheet

Pediatric Medical Red Flags Tool

Ring-bound, 8.5 x 11" cards, developed in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, Child Health Unit. For printed copies, please send an email to

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Treatment Guidelines

Picture of Haiti National GuidelinesHaiti National Guidelines for Care and Treatment of HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Infants, Children and Adolescents (2009)

2009. These guidelines are an updated version of the 2006 Haiti national guidelines on care and treatment of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. This version includes updated information from the 2006 WHO declaration on infant feeding and the 2008 WHO guidance on antiretroviral therapy for infants and children. The document includes sections on prophylaxis for Pneumocystis pneumonia, TB-HIV co-infection, and presumptive diagnosis of children less than 18 months of age. It also includes tables on PMTCT, immunizations, and laboratory monitoring provided by the Haiti Ministry of Health and Population. The guidelines were developed by the Haiti Pediatric HIV Guidelines Technical Working Group with technical assistance from the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center. Available only in French.

USPHS Guidelines on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) (slide sets with speaker notes)

Slide sets with extensive speaker notes for use by healthcare providers to educate others on current antiretroviral management of HIV exposed adults, adolescents, children, infants and pregnant women.

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Clinical Trials Resources

Community Advisory Board Resources

Community Advisory Board Training Curriculum

picture of CAB Training Manual binder with CD-ROMA series of eight training modules in the form of a Trainer Manual; designed to help Community Advisory Boards at all IMPAACT sites to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their role as community representatives within the network. The modules contain trainer instructions, slides with speaker notes, interactive activities, case studies, support tools, and more.

Glossary: Community Advisory Board Guide to HIV Clinical Research

Informed Consent Card

Counseling potential participants about a clinical trial

Community Advisory Board Protocol Review Workbook

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Patient Education Resources

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"Are you HIV-positive and thinking about having a baby?" A Guide to Preconception Health for Women Living with HIV

A patient targeted brochure that answers questions about preconception health and its importance. This trifold brochure covers such patient questions as:

  • Why preconception health care is important
  • Will pregnancy make HIV worse?
  • Will my baby have HIV?
  • Should I talk with my HIV provider before I become pregnant?
  • What should I do during my pregnancy?

This brochure lists preconception health care websites patients can access for further information.

For further information about receiving printed brochures, email or order form here.

preconception post card

"Living a Healthy Life..."
A Preconception Care Post Card

A postcard for patients that encourages them to take steps to ensure they stay healthy. One side with advice for women and the other side for men. Download the postcard

To order printed postcards, download an order form here.

Guidelines for Use of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy

US-based treatment recommendations for antiretroviral therapy to prevent transmission during pregnancy and for infants exposed to HIV.

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This pamphlet covers:

  • Antipartum Care initial evaluation
  • Women with no hx of ARVs
  • Women currently on ARV
  • Women with hx of ARV but not currently on ARVs
  • Monitoring during pregnancy
  • Acute HIV Infection in pregnancy
  • Intrapartum Management
  • HIV+ women on ARV Rx
  • HIV+ women in labor with no prior ARVs
  • Women of unknown HIV status who present in labor
  • Counseling regarding scheduled C/S
  • Postpartum Care of HIV+ Women and Neonates
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn ARV prophylaxis
  • Clarify mother's HIV status if still unknown
  • Follow-Up Care For Infants Born To Mothers With HIV Infection

This tear-resistant, pocket-sized pamphlet can be customized to include local contact information. For further information, email

To order printed pamphlets, download an order form here.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Family After Your Baby is Born: Patient education brochures

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and François Xavier Bagnoud Center at UMDNJ. Published Date: 01/2010

The target audience for this brochure are healthcare providers in labor and delivery and postpartumTake Care of Yourself and Your Family brochure settings as well as their patients who may have tested HIV positive during pregnancy or labor and delivery. The content of the brochure is design to link newly diagnosed women with HIV care and treatment and be customized with site specific referral information by handwriting specific referral information or adding labels. Alternatively, you may request the Adobe InDesign versions for further customization. There are two versions of brochure, one with an African-American woman on the cover, the second with a Latina. Hardcopies are available at no cost in both English and Spanish by contacting the FXB Center/AETC National Resource Center at

Testing and Counseling (TC) for PMTCT Support Tools

Image of Testing & Counselling ocmponentContains tools to promote the integration of testing and counseling into antenatal care, labor and delivery, and post-delivery settings. Tools include flipcharts for use in counseling patients,
client information brochures, and wall charts for antenatal clinics and labor and delivery wards, as well as a reference guide and CD-ROM.
Download in English | View French versions

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About HIV: A Teaching Too

Designed to provide a pocket-sized resource for teaching families and community members. The illustrated content and pocket size will make teaching easier and increase learners' understanding about HIV infection and its treatment. Download a PDF

Rapid Testing: It's Important

Two-page handout for pregnant women with information on rapid HIV testing. Download this tool.

cover of Making Meds Work for You brochureMaking Meds Work for You

Targeted to adolescents living with HIV infection; contains information on HIV infection and treatment, feelings, and how to stay well. Can also be used with adults. Written at a US grade 6–7 reading level with graphics and illustrations. Download a PDF. For printed copies, please send an email to

Cover of What Women Need to Know bookletWhat Women Need to Know: the HIV Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Provides information to pregnant women with HIV infection; discusses recommended antiretroviral therapy to improve maternal health and reduce perinatal HIV transmission. Written at a US grade 6 reading level. Download the PDF.


The Family Information Guide (FIG)

Comprehensive guide for families caring for a child with HIV infection. Topics include HIV infection, treatment, daily care issues (e.g., giving medication, good nutrition) and psychosocial issues such as parental feelings and use of support services. Note: specific examples of antiretroviral drugs listed do not include more recently approved drugs, but overall content of booklet is relevant for families. For copies, please send an email to

Fostering Healthy Children: A Guide to Meeting the Health Needs of Children in Foster Care

Ring-bound, pocked-sized resource cards developed in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, Child Health Unit. For printed copies, please send an email to

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