This course helps health care workers develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to provide comprehensive care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.


The course units can be downloaded in DOC (MS Word) and ODT (Open Office Document) formats below.


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This course  is distributed under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.  Any part of this unit including the illustrations may be copied, reproduced or adapted to meet the needs of local health workers, for teaching purposes, provided proper citation is accorded AMREF. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.  AMREF would be grateful to learn how you are using this course and welcomes constructive comments and suggestions.  Please address any correspondence to:

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Directorate of Learning Systems
PO Box 27691 - 00506, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (20) 6993000
Fax: +254 (20) 609518




Course content

Introduction to the Course

DOC 180KB)
ODT 105KB)




DOC 57KB) 


  • Unit 1: Introduction to HIV/AIDS
    DOC 1.8MB)
    ODT 1.4MB)
  • Unit 1: Assignment
    DOC 72KB)
    ODT 25KB)
  • Unit 2: Clinical Laboratory in Diagnosis & Treatmentof HIV/AIDS
    DOC 250KB)
    ODT 57KB)
  • Unit 2: Assignment
    DOC 74KB)
    ODT 25KB)
  • Unit 3: Counselling and Psychological Support   in HIV/AIDS
    DOC 0.7MB)
    ODT 108KB)
  • Unit 3: Assignment
    DOC 51KB)
    ODT 22KB)
  • Unit 4: HIV Associated Conditions in Adults & Adolescents
    DOC 1.5MB)
    ODT 1MB)
  • Unit 4: Assignment
    DOC 109KB) 
    ODT 23KB)
  • Unit 5: Antiretroviral Therapy in Adults and Adolescents
    DOC 2.8MB)
    ODT 2.2MB)
  • Unit 5: Assignment
    DOC 60KB) 
    ODT 1.8MB)
  • Unit 6: HIV in Children
    DOC 1.8MB)
    ODT 1MB)
  • Unit 6: Assignment
    DOC 57KB)
    ODT 21KB)
  • Unit 7: Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV
    DOC 0.9MB)
    ODT 153KB)
  • Unit 7: Assignment
    DOC 102KB)
    ODT 22KB)
  • Unit 8: Nutrition and HIV
    DOC 5.6MB)
    ODT 5MB)
  • Unit 8: Assignment
    DOC 108KB)
    ODT 24KB)
  • Unit 9: Prevention of HIV
    DOC 730KB)
  • Unit 9: Assignment
    DOC 90KB)
    ODT 23KB)
  • Unit 10: Setting Up HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Programmes
    DOC 204KB)
  • Unit 10: Assignment
    DOC 62KB) 
    ODT 21KB)
  • Unit 11: Home and Community Based Care of PLWHA
    DOC 2.9MB)
    ODT 2.2MB)
  • Unit 11: Assignment
    DOC 54KB)
    ODT 20KB)
  • Unit 12: Palliative & Terminal Care of PLWHAs
    DOC 3.7MB)
    ODT 3.5MB)
  • Unit 12: Assignment
    DOC 44KB)
    ODT 19KB)
  • Unit 13: Commodity Management for HIV/AIDS
    DOC 580KB)
    ODT 102KB)
  • Unit 13: Assignment
    DOC 64KB) 
    ODT 23KB)


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