This resource contains eight modules with questions and answers.
This manual is designed for people with no previous knowledge of the subjects.
This an advanced resource for treatment advocates who want to learn about HIV and drug resistance.
About this resource
We start from the basics: CD4 count, viral load, combination therapy (ART) and side effects, main opportunistic infections. There are modules on pregnancy and another on IV drug users and treatment. There is a module on clinical trials and research.
This manual is designed for people with no previous knowledge of these subjects.
This resource is based on work undertaken by HIV i-Base to create a basic training manual on HIV treatment.
This has been updated and revised for this online English edition.
In future, the manual will be refined to include self-directed Internet-based learning for individuals and groups, including the facility to track progress and test yourself.
This resource is part of a copyright-free project for non-commercial use, that is available on the i-Base website to download in various formats, or to work online. As with other treatment information produced by i-Base we encourage translations into other languages. A credit to i-Base.info is always appreciated.
The second update and web publicationswas paid for by an educational grant from Network for European AIDS Treatment (NEAT).
Subsequent updates in 2011 and 2016 have been produced by HIV i-Base as part of our core publications.
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Authors and acknowledgements
The original training manual written and edited by: Simon Collins, Polly Clayden, Svilen Kolev Konov, Roman Dudnik, Ben Cheng, Sipho Mthathi and Matt Williams.
With thanks to everyone who commented and contributed.
Subsequent updates have been produced by Simon Collins for HIV i-Base.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
This resource is part of a copyright-free project that is available on the i-Base website to download in various formats, or to work through online. As with other treatment information produced by i-Base we encourage translations into other languages.
You are free to translate, reproduce and adapt this resource for not-for-profit use. An acknowledgement and link to the original version would be appreciated.
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Last updated: 1 January 2016.