Wednesday, October 8, 2003


Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence

Physician Exchange Program

Secure the Future Background

HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Nursing Education Program

HIV Curriculum for the Health Professional

Art Exchange Program

Hope Ambassador Doll Art Program

Online Application



HIV Curriculum for the Health Professional

This second edition HIV Curriculum for the Health Profesisonal was developed by the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. The project was sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Secure the Future Program. The second edition was printed in January, 2003, and the guidelines and study results discussed within are current through that date. The entire text of the HIV Curriculum for the Health Professional is available to be downloaded. Click on the title of any of the modules below to review and print the content. if you have comments or question about the curriculum, or to receive a hard copy in the mail.

Complete Curriculum

  • Complete Curriculum (3.0MB pdf)

Individual Modules

  • Introduction
  • The Epidemiology of HIV
  • Pathophysiology of HIV
  • HIV Diagnostic Criteria
  • HIV-Associated Malignancies
  • Neurologic and Developmental Manifestations of Pediatric HIV Infection
  • Assessment and Management of Pain in Individuals with HIV
  • Gastrointestinal Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infection
  • Common Illnesses in Children with HIV/AIDS
  • Oral and Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection
  • Hematologic Manifestations of HIV/AIDS
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Nutrition and HIV/AIDS
  • Immunizations for Children with HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral Treatment
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Counseling Principles
  • HIV Pre-Test and Post-Test Counseling
  • Psychosocial Aspects of HIV/AIDS
  • Standard Precautions and HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prevention of Sexual Transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in HIV

Hard copies of the curriculum are provided free-of-charge to individuals in developing countries. A fee of $15 each is charged for copies of the curriculum sent to individuals in the United States and Canada. This $15 fee is used to offset costs of providing the curriculum free-of-charge to health professionals in the developing world. This fee can be waived under special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Meg Ferris, M.P.H. at with questions or special requests. Checks should be made payable to Texas Children's Hospital, and sent to:

Meg Ferris, M.P.H.
Texas Children's Hospital
Clinical Care Center
, CC 1570
Houston, Texas 77030


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