The FXB Center develops education and training resources related to the prevention and treatment of HIV. These resources are targeted to educators, healthcare workers, program managers, and policy makers locally, nationally and in resource-limited settings globally.
Clinician Support Tools
The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit
The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit was developed with the aim of helping HIV primary care providers to address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning and safer conception for HIV sero-discordant couples. The materials were developed by the FXB Center in collaboration with members of CDC’s Expert Panel for Preconception and Reproductive Health of HIV-Infected Persons and CDC’s EMCT Stakeholder Group on Family Planning and Preconception Care.
The toolkit includes training slides; a recorded webinar; healthcare worker job aids (including an algorithm on preconception counseling and care and a provider’s guide to preconception counseling); and educational materials for patients.
Development of these materials was made possible by the Cooperative Agreement #5U65PS000815-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
This manual was developed to provide HIV/AIDS clinicians with ready access to practical, current, treatment information so that they may provide quality care to people living with HIV.
Written and edited by expert clinicians who are part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWP) system, this document reflects the broad clinical expertise within the RWP.
Individual chapters are linked to related Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau Performance Measures, and where appropriate, are based on the various Department of Health and Human Services' clinical guidelines panels' recommendations. Order copies of the manual for your clinic through the HRSA Information Center
HIV/AIDS Clinician Toolkit (2011)
This CD-ROM contains key HIV-related U.S. federal treatment guidelines and recommendations paired with training slide sets and reference materials geared toward clinicians treating people with HIV. A limited supply is available. Order free copies from the AETC National Resource Center at the FXB Center by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary Care Management Toolkits for the HIV/AIDS Provider
In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on primary care management of hepatitis, depression, chronic pain, dyslipidemia and substance abuse. For resources, please click here.
In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on mental health, life skills, and legal rights and entitlements of adolescents. For resources, please click here.
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Cultural Competence & Multicultural Care
In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on cultural cometence and multicultural care. For resources, please click here.
Substance Abuse: Stimulants
In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on substance abuse – crack/cocaine and methamphetamine. For resources, please click below:
Women’s Health and Wellness
In collaboration with the AETC network, the FXB Center AETC National Resource Center coordinated the development of resources for clinicians and trainers focusing on women’s health and wellness. For resources, please click below.
Buprenorphine in the Context of HIV—Fact Sheet
Three-page fact sheet on buprenorphine in the context of HIV. Includes information on opioid addiction, buprenorphine drug interactions, and a listing of resources for the clinician. Developed in collaboration with the New York/New Jersey AETC.
For fact sheet, please click here.
Pediatric Medical Red Flags Tool
Ring-bound, 8.5 x 11" cards, developed in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, Child Health Unit. For printed copies, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Haiti National Guidelines for Care and Treatment of HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Infants, Children and Adolescents (2006)
Based on the 2006 WHO guidelines on care and treatment of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. Sections on prophylaxis for Pneumocystis pneumonia, TB-HIV co-infection, and presumptive diagnosis of children <18 months of age are included. Based on resources available in Haiti. Includes tables on PMTCT, immunizations, and laboratory monitoring provided by the Haiti ministry of Health and Population. Developed by the Haiti Pediatric HIV Guidelines Technical Working Group with technical assistance from the FXB Center. Available only in French.
USPHS Guidelines on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) (slide sets with speaker notes)
Slide sets with extensive speaker notes for use by healthcare providers to educate others on current antiretroviral management of HIV exposed adults, adolescents, children, infants and pregnant women.
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Clinical Trials Resources
Community Advisory Board Resources
A series of eight training modules in the form of a Trainer Manual; designed to help Community Advisory Boards at all IMPAACT sites to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their role as community representatives within the network. The modules contain trainer instructions, slides with speaker notes, interactive activities, case studies, support tools, and more.
Counseling potential participants about a clinical trial
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Patient Education Resources
"Are you HIV-positive and thinking about having a baby?" A Guide to Preconception Health for Women Living with HIV
A patient targeted brochure that answers questions about preconception health and its importance. This trifold brochure covers such patient questions as:
- Why preconception health care is important
- Will pregnancy make HIV worse?
- Will my baby have HIV?
- Should I talk with my HIV provider before I become pregnant?
- What should I do during my pregnancy?
This brochure lists preconception health care websites patients can access for further information.
For further information about receiving printed brochures, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download a PDF of the brochure by clicking here.
"Living a Healthy Life..."
A Preconception Care Post Card
A postcard for patients that encourages them to take steps to ensure they stay healthy. One side with advice for women and the other side for men. To download the postcard, please click here.
Guidelines for Use of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy
US-based treatment recommendations for antiretroviral therapy to prevent transmission during pregnancy and for infants exposed to HIV.
This pamphlet covers:
- Antipartum Care initial evaluation
- Women with no hx of ARVs
- Women currently on ARV
- Women with hx of ARV but not currently on ARVs
- Monitoring during pregnancy
- Acute HIV Infection in pregnancy
- Intrapartum Management
- HIV+ women on ARV Rx
- HIV+ women in labor with no prior ARVs
- Women of unknown HIV status who present in labor
- Counseling regarding scheduled C/S
- Postpartum Care of HIV+ Women and Neonates
- Neonatal Care
- Newborn ARV prophylaxis
- Clarify mother's HIV status if still unknown
- Follow-Up Care For Infants Born To Mothers With HIV Infection
This tear-resistant, pocket-sized pamphlet can be customized to include local contact information. For further information, email email@example.com.
Testing and Counseling (TC) for PMTCT Support Tools
Contains tools to promote the integration of testing and counseling into antenatal care, labor and delivery, and post-delivery settings. Tools include flipcharts for use in counseling patients,
client information brochures, and wall charts for antenatal clinics and labor and delivery wards, as well as a reference guide and CD-ROM.
Click here to download in English
Click here for versions in French
About HIV: A Teaching Tool
Designed to provide a pocket-sized resource for teaching families and community members. The illustrated content and pocket size will make teaching easier and increase learners' understanding about HIV infection and its treatment. To download a PDF file of About HIV, click here
Rapid Testing: It's Important
Two-page handout for pregnant women with information on rapid HIV testing. To download this tool click here.
Making Meds Work for You
Targeted to adolescents living with HIV infection; contains information on HIV infection and treatment, feelings, and how to stay well. Can also be used with adults. Written at a US grade 6–7 reading level with graphics and illustrations. Click here for the PDF version. For printed copies, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Women Need to Know: the HIV Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women
Provides information to pregnant women with HIV infection; discusses recommended antiretroviral therapy to improve maternal health and reduce perinatal HIV transmission. Written at a US grade 6 reading level. Click here for the PDF version. For printed copies, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Family Information Guide (FIG)
Comprehensive guide for families caring for a child with HIV infection. Topics include HIV infection, treatment, daily care issues (e.g., giving medication, good nutrition) and psychosocial issues such as parental feelings and use of support services. Note: specific examples of antiretroviral drugs listed do not include more recently approved drugs, but overall content of booklet is relevant for families. For copies, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fostering Healthy Children: A Guide to Meeting the Health Needs of Children in Foster Care
Ring-bound, pocked-sized resource cards developed in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, Child Health Unit. For printed copies, please send an email to email@example.com.
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