AIDS International Training and Research Program Thursday, June 5, 2003


Clinical Research

Laboratory Based Research

Public Health

Short Term Training Opportunities

Selection of Trainees




Short-Term International Training of U.S. Pediatric Residents and Postdoctoral Fellows

A minimum one-month (and preferably two-month) commitment is expected on the part of each individual trainee. Ideally, the first two weeks of this term are served at Baylor, attending didactic lectures and reviewing educational syllabi developed specifically to acquaint trainees with HIV/AIDS in the developing world in general, and in Romania and Africa specifically. Approximately two to six weeks are spent in one of the collaborating international sites. In Romania, these sites include the Municipal Hospital and Romanian-American Children’s Center in Constanta, as well as the Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology in Bucharest. In Africa, the principal site for such training is the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana.

Short-Term Training of Romanian, Mexican, and African Health Professionals

The curriculum for this part of the program includes a formal series of lectures and case discussions pertaining to HIV/AIDS, as well as participation in HIV/AIDS outpatient and inpatient clinical activities. The focus of the program is prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among women and children. The program includes training in both biomedical and behavioral approaches to HIV prevention.

In addition to the routine management of HIV-infected women and children, including use of prophylactic medications and antiretroviral agents, treatment of opportunistic illnesses, and management of treatment-associated toxicities, trainees have the opportunity to become familiar with the study protocol-related management of HIV-infected women and children.


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