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THF Technical Resource, Education and AIDS Training (TREAT) Project incorporates multipronged strategies designed to address different training needs on HIV treatment experienced physicians, healthcare providers, People living with HIV and the general community.

Technical Resource, Education and AIDS Training - TREAT

TREAT Project incorporates multipronged strategies designed to address different training needs of HIV treatment experience physicians and those new to the management of HIV and people living with HIV. TREAT is comprehensive training with tools ranging from lectures, clinical consultations, case studies, hands on technical to programmatic assistance.

Mission of TREAT:

  1. Assess HIV treatment and management practice and identify any performance gap. Conduct basic operational research and implemented approached to improve HIV clinical cares services delivery. To re-evaluate the healthcare providers performance base on practice and patient outcomes; and to enhance performance and introduction of innovative value added services for better outcome of treatment management.

  2. Train the Trainer program to introduce the basics of treatment management of HIV, the goals and principles, guidelines of usage of ARV drugs such as when to initiate ARV, when to stop, side effects, drug interactions, resistance and general management of opportunistic infections.

  3. The PLHA community to increase treatment awareness and ART preparedness, treatment education through support group, adherence group meetings, handouts and IEC materials and operational research.

Proposed Strategies:

  1. Didactic Sessions:Primarily didactic presentations which also include panel discussions, self-instructional materials and teleconferences where required. The programs vary from brief lectures to a more detailed workshop.

  2. Capacity and skill building: Interactive skill building activities, discussions of cases, role-play, simulated patients, TOT and other skill building activities.

  3. Clinical Training and consultations: Clinical care experience, rounds involving patients through positive networks, clinical preceptorships and other observations. Patient and case specific, case based consultations, clinical interactions and state of ART treatment education.

The TREAT Program Partners: The program partners and collaborate with AIDS Care Physician Alliance (ACPA), ICONGO, NGOs, CBOs, Positive Networks, Indian Medical Association, IGNOU and few selected Medical Colleges in India.

Expected Impact: Highly trained core group of HIV physicians in the management of ART in India. Trained Trainer of Trainers (TOT) HIV physicians across India to carry forward CME and other updates to additional physicians involved in AIDS care. Database of Physicians providing AIDS care and treatment services in India. Database of people with HIV needing 2nd line and advanced HIV treatment and management services. Reduced number of ART defaulters, better adherence and reduce lost to follow up, ensure compliance and reduction of resistant cases to ARV drugs. Highly aware, well-educated PLHA community on various ART treatment and management issues which ensured compliance and adherence.