Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV in
PMTCT and Care and Treatment Programs:
Comprehensive Peer Educator Training Curriculum and Implementation Manual

To better support PLHIV and their families, to have greater involvement of people living with AIDS (GIPA) and to tackle the human resource demands of HIV care  by task-shifting, ICAP, along with Ministries of Health and other local partners, developed innovative peer education programs in numerous countries.  For each program, ICAP designed country-specific training curricula, implementation plans and technical support structures.  To share lessons learned, experiences and materials more widely, ICAP developed generic Peer Educator materials which can be adapted by organizations and implementing partners wishing to start or scale-up Peer Education programs.

Comprehensive Peer Educator Training Curriculum
Training content areas were selected to prepare Peer Educators for integration into the multidisciplinary HIV care team and provide added support in key areas of PMTCT and HIV care and treatment service delivery. The curriculum contains 15 basic and 4 advanced Modules. The Training Curriculum is highly participatory, easy to follow and contains step-by-step instructions for facilitators. The Participant Manual includes key information, as well as illustrations to engage participants and improve learning. The Participant Manual can also be used as a reference for Peer Educators after the training. Both Manuals can easily be adapted to specific country and program contexts.

The Training Curriculum consists of three components:

Comprehensive Peer Educator Training Curriculum: Trainer Manual

Download the complete Trainer Manual here (21 MB)

Download specific Trainer Manual Modules here:

Front cover
Inside cover
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents
Acronyms
Notes to the Trainer
Module 1: Course Overview and Introduction to the Training
Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities of PE as Part of the Multidisciplinary HIV Care Team
Module 3: HIV and Reproductive Health Basics
Module 4: Communication and Counseling Skills
Module 5: Comprehensive HIV Care
Module 6: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
Module 7: HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Pregnant Women and their Children
Module 8: Adherence and Psychosocial Support
Module 9: Identifying and Tracing People who do not Return to the Clinic
Module 10: Positive Living
Module 11: Stigma, Discrimination and Disclosure
Module 12: Community Outreach, Education and Linkages
Module 13: Record-keeping and Reporting
Module 14: Supervised Practicum
Module 15: Next Steps, Course Evaluation and Closure 
Advanced Module 16: Sexuality, Childbearing and Family Planning Basics
Advanced Module 17: Nutrition Education and Counseling
Advanced Module 18: Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment
Advanced Module 19: PLHIV Support Groups
Back cover
Illustration Credits

Comprehensive Peer Educator Training Curriculum: Participant Manual

Download the complete Participant Manual here (13 MB)

Front Cover
Inside Cover
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents
Acronyms
Module 1: Course Overview and Introduction to the Training
Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities of PE as Part of the Multidisciplinary HIV Care Team
Module 3: HIV and Reproductive Health Basics
Module 4: Communication and Counseling Skills
Module 5: Comprehensive HIV Care
Module 6: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
Module 7: HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Pregnant Women and their Children
Module 8: Adherence and Psychosocial Support
Module 9: Identifying and Tracing People who do not Return to the Clinic
Module 10: Positive Living
Module 11: Stigma, Discrimination and Disclosure
Module 12: Community Outreach, Education and Linkages
Module 13: Record-keeping and Reporting
Module 14: Supervised Practicum
Module 15: Next Steps, Course Evaluation and Closure 
Advanced Module 16: Sexuality, Childbearing and Family Planning Basics
Advanced Module 17: Nutrition Education and Counseling
Advanced Module 18: Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment
Advanced Module 19: PLHIV Support Groups
Back cover
Illustration Credits

 

Planning, Managing and Monitoring Peer Educator Programs: Implementation Manual (Coming Soon)

This Manual will be helpful to Ministries of Health, PLHIV Associations or NGOs initiating or expanding facility-based Peer Educator programs. It provides practical advice on planning, managing and monitoring PE programs. The Appendices of the Manual include a number of generic tools that can be adapted.