HIV paediatric case studies: Case 5 – Martha

These interactive teaching videos are designed to copy the way that clinicians learn. Topics covered in this set of films include early infant diagnosis, ART initiation, opportunistic infections, drug reactions and treatment failure.

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13 month old Martha is an HIV positive baby who started ART very late and has developed an abscess on her right armpit – around the lymph node below the arm where her BCG was done. This case goes through the routine treatment of an exposed baby.  These films 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 accompanying notes, which can be downloaded. Editable versions for adapting to different settings can be obtained from info@picturinghealth.org

Teaching points:
Early infant diagnosis
Initiating Treatment
BGC-osis
TB

Informed consent was obtained from carers, names were changed and the faces of children over three were hidden. The videos are licensed under a creative commons licence for educational purposes only. Permission must be obtained for other uses.