Table 4

Psychosocial aspects of the pediatric HIV program

Caregiver-centered approaches

- organization of discussion/support groups, at health center and in community

- family-based approach to identify eligible children

- individual counseling (pre-ART)

- psychosocial issues addressed in follow-up care

Child-centered approaches

- adapted counseling for children for disclosure and ART (child-adapted tool)

- designated days for children's clinics

- child support groups

- integrated care, including disclosure, with their caregivers

Health-staff centered approaches

- discussion groups for health care staff

- training on psychosocial implications of HIV

- practical training by psychosocial team (check-lists,...)

- supervision and mentoring

ART: antiretroviral treatment

HIV: human immunodeficiency virus

van Griensven et al. BMC Pediatrics 2008 8:39   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-8-39

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