An estimated 2.6 million children currently live with HIV, 88% of which reside in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately one-third of those in need of treatment are receiving it. Without treatment, more than half of HIV-positive children will die before they reach two years of age, and a further 80% will die before the age of five. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital if we wish to succeed in the global strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.This Paediatric HIV Advocacy Toolkit aims to create awareness among communities of the importance of early infant diagnosis and the rapid start of ARV treatment for infants and toddlers.

The materials in this Toolkit were developed for use by community-level activists and community leaders to serve as a resource guide on Paediatric HIV. It also aims to provide information to caregivers to overcome barriers and promote testing and adherence to treatment.

These materials will be used in a pilot project with the community in Kenya.


The Toolkit currently contains the following materials:

Caregivers BrochureChildren with HIV can have a bright future

Easy to print and fold, two-sided A4 document

This brochure for caregivers addresses basic questions a caregiver
may have about getting a child tested. The images in this brochure
can be used by community workers to explain some of the basic
information about child testing, care and treatment. It can also be
used to leave a telephone number if the caregiver wants to reach
out later. The brochure can also be useful for HIV programmes for
distribution at clinics.

Download in English

Download in Kiswhahili

Briefing on the Persistent Neglect of Children
Living with HIV

Two page, A4 document.

This is a briefing note for HIV advocates. It focuses on early-infant
diagnosis, important treatment changes as outlined in the 2013 WHO
guidelines, myths about diagnosing and treating children with HIV
and also provides information about a new paediatric formulation.



FAQs on Paediatric HIV

Two page, A4 document.

This document containing frequently asked questions about children
living with HIV was created for community workers. This document
provides information on testing, diagnosis and treatment for children
living with HIV.




Instructions for taking Lopinavir/Ritonavir pellets

21 page, A4 document.

This flipchart has been created for caregivers. It provides detailed instructions
on how best to administer the new lopinavir/ritonavir formulation in
the form of pellets to children living with HIV. 



Poster with instructions for taking Lopinavir/Ritonavir pellets

1 page, A4 document

This posture also features in the flipchart. It is designed for caregivers. It provides
instructions on how best to administer the new lopinavir/ritonavir formulation in
the form of pellets to children living with HIV. 




Motivational Song
This song has been written and sung in Swahili by Dr. Patrick Oyaro to help spread awareness around HIV testing and treatment in order to motivate caregivers/parents to ensure children at risk are tested for HIV.

Download [MP3 | 8.53MB]


DNDi would like to thank all of those who were involved in the content development of this Toolkit:

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