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Nutrition Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS: Training Manual for Community and Home-Based Care Providers, Facilitators Guide and Participant Handouts (PDF in English, French)

September 2008 - Community and home-based care providers are front-line workers in the support of people living with HIV. Their close contact with household members and the household environment offers a valuable opportunity for targeted nutrition care and support. The guide and handouts are designed to equip community and home-based care providers with knowledge and skills to provide nutrition care as part of ongoing services for people living with HIV. The materials were developed for providers who do not have extensive education or technical knowledge. Topics include the relationship between nutrition and HIV; assessment of nutritional status; methods for improving food intake; management of HIV and AIDS complications; management of food and drug interactions; care for HIV-positive women and children; food and water, safety and hygiene; and principles of counseling and networking.

The materials were developed by FHI 360’s Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) project and the Uganda Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/East Africa and USAID’s Bureau for Global Health/Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition.