HIV Paediatric Case Study Training Films • 11. Gertrude

Please download the accompanying notes to read alongside the film.

Gertrude is a critically ill 5-year-old girl, who comes into hospital with severe kwashiorkor and tests HIV positive. Her mother tests positive at the same time.

Teaching points:
• HIV diagnosis in children
• Initiating Treatment
• Severe Kwashiorkor
• Opportunistic infections

This is one of a set of HIV paediatric films made by parter organisation Picturing Health. These interactive training films are designed to copy the way clinicians learn in real life. They follow children over time, recording clinic visits or admissions to hospital, stopping to ask questions whenever treatment decisions need to be made. Suggested answers are contained in the accompanying notes.

Contact Picturing Health to obtain an editable version of the notes for adapting to different settings.

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