Project BORDERNETwork 2010-2012

IV. ACTIVITIES/ AREAS OF COOPERATION

— Referral, management and treatment of HIV and Co-infections (WP7)

 

 

1. PARTNERS INVOLVED

 

WP Leader: AIDS Hilfe Potsdam e.V., AHP, Germany
Associated Partners involved: HESED (BG), NIHD (EE), RKI (DE), MAT (DE), SPWSZ (PL), ARAS (RO), PRIMA (SK )
Collaborating Partners 

 

 

 

2. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE


Referral and treatment systems:

To augment by mid 2012 the country-specific evidence on treatment and care of HIV and co-infections and to enhance interlinks in referral systems for diagnostic, treatment and care of STIs, HIV/AIDS and co-infections.

 

 

 

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK


The work starts with a stocktaking of country-specific medical conditions in HIV and co-infections’ diagnostic and treatment is necessary. Contacts will be build with institutions and physicians involved in treating HIV/AIDS. Common development of education programs with basic and special knowledge in HIV and co-infections shall be worked out. Implementation of recurrent workshops for HIV-treatment professionals and two medical expert on-site visits to German treatment settings (Potsdam and Rostock) will be organized.


Individual STIs/HIV case management and referral and screening of HIV patients for TB, Hepatitis B and C will be piloted. Development of country-specific guidelines in managing HIV/HBV- and HIV/HCV co-infection is planned. Diagnostic and clinical pathways for all HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and STIs will be worked out and presented at concluding expert workshop.

 

 

4. DELIVERABLES PRODUCED


D8: Guidelines for referral and management of HIV Co-infections.

 

 

 

5. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK

  

Stocktaking survey

          Questionnaire for diagnostic and therapy of HIV/AIDS, STI and Co-infections (Hepatitis B/C):

Medical Training Workshops and Exchange Visits on HIV and Hepatitis B/C Co-infections

Desk Review Reports

 

 

6. PRODUCTS

 

1. Stocktaking Report

2. Education and Training Materials

3. Handbook

(D8: Recommendations and clinical pathways in managing HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection)

 

To download the Handbook please visit this website: 

https://www.aidshilfe-potsdam.de/CMS/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/BORDERNETwork_handbook.pdf

4. Dissemination Materials