Training

ICAP recognizes human resource shortages as one of the biggest barriers to scaling-up HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. To address this challenge, ICAP collaborates with partners on a range of HIV-related training programs for clinical, laboratory, and pharmacy personnel. It also leads innovative training programs in HIV care and treatment, including ART, for non-physician providers, such as nurses and medical technicians. Supporting these activities are ICAP-developed manuals and support tools.

ICAP training activities focus on the following areas:

  • Multidisciplinary, family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment;
  • Antiretroviral therapy;
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV;
  • Pediatric HIV care and treatment, including early infant diagnosis;
  • Management of opportunistic infections and other HIV-related complications;
  • Prevention of tuberculosis and tuberculosis/HIV co-infection;
  • HIV clinical competencies for nurses and non-physician providers;
  • Clinical mentorship initiatives for nurses and other providers;
  • Task-shifting strategies for providers;
  • Psychosocial assessment and support;
  • HIV disclosure counseling;
  • Adherence to care and treatment;
  • Peer education;
  • Pharmacy services;
  • Quality service delivery;
  • Nutritional assessment and support;
  • Patient education;
  • Patient-information systems;
  • Best Laboratory Practice;
  • Performing CD4+ counts, molecular biology assays, and opportunistic infection diagnosis;
  • Administrative and fiscal management.