ICAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a package of tools to support clinical counseling on viral load and the use of viral load test results to improve patient management.
This toolkit contains:
- A 1.5-day training curriculum on viral load monitoring and enhanced adherence counseling
- A set of viral load monitoring and enhanced adherence flipcharts
- Tools and job aids for health workers
Enhanced adherence interventions are essential to the successful implementation of viral load monitoring and to ensure improved outcomes for patients on antiretroviral therapy.
These tools are easily adaptable for use in a variety of settings.
Currently, only the training curriculum is available in Ukrainian.
Also available in English, French, Portuguese, and Swahili.
1.5-day training curriculum
This training curriculum is intended to build the capacity of health workers to conduct viral load monitoring and enhanced adherence counseling, using the tools included in this package. The curriculum contains eight modules and may be conducted over the course of one-and-a-half days. A brief facilitator’s guide is provided for each module, along with slides that should be used to guide the training. For speaker notes, please refer to the notes section under each PowerPoint slide.