Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

February 6, 2019
Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance on the disclosure process of an HIV status for pediatric and adolescent populations. This document contains tools for use in clinical practice to build the capacity of health care workers, caregivers, and pediatric and adolescent patients themselves in assisting with and delivering successful and informed disclosure.

The toolkit includes guidance and checklists for a variety of audiences to prepare for disclosure, relevant algorithms, a readiness assessment checklist, and role playing scenarios. Specific modules support:

  • Health care workers or caregivers to disclose an HIV status to a child or adolescent.
  • Horizontally-infected adolescents to disclose their status to their caregivers.
  • Adolescents to disclose to their social networks, community, and romantic partners.
Tags:
pediatric disclosure, adolescent disclosure, HIV disclosure, disclosure support, disclosure process, health care workers, caregivers, pediatric patients, adolescent patients