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Section 7: Resources

HIV and Safe Motherhood

Before Parenthood
HIV in pregnancy
Voluntary counselling and testing for HIV
Care during labour and delivery
Infant feeding and HIV
What else can health workers do?

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  Section 7: Resources

Books and Manuals

Background materials 
A positive woman's survival kit
is written by and for women living with HIV and AIDS. It includes a set of fact sheets on specific subjects such as STIs and reducing mother-to-child transmission. Price: free to readers in developing countries, 7/US$10.50 elsewhere. Available in English, French and Spanish from: ICW, 2C Leroy House, 468 Essex Road, London N1 3QP. Fax: +44 20 7704 8070. E-mail: [email protected] 
HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa - The threat to development highlights the need to integrate HIV prevention with wider development activities. Price: 2.50. Available from: CIIR, Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, Islington, London N1 7BJ, England, UK. Fax: +44 20 7359 0017. E-mail: [email protected] 

Clinical Tuberculosis is a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the diagnosis of all forms of TB, in both adults and children. Price: 3.50. Available from: TALC, PO Box 49, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4AX, UK. Fax: +44 1727 8453869. E-mail: [email protected] 

Counselling and testing 

Care counselling model: a handbook designed primarily for HIV/AIDS counsellors working in the field, this book covers pre-test counselling, post-test counselling and ways to mobilise the community. Includes useful exercises to make counsellors aware of new techniques for dealing with clients. Price: free. Available from: SAfAIDS, 17 Beveridge Road, PO Box A509 Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Fax: + 263 4 336195. E-mail: [email protected] 

Counselling and voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women in high HIV prevalence countries: guidance for service providers provides an overview of the magnitude of mother-to-child transmission. It looks at both the content of counselling and voluntary testing during pregnancy and the operational issues in setting up and maintaining a service. Price: free. Available from: UNAIDS, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: +44 7914187. E-mail: [email protected]   Internet: 

HIV testing: a practical approach contains information on HIV testing and counselling services for use in developing countries. Price: free to readers in developing countries, 7.50/US$15 elsewhere. Available from: Healthlink Worldwide.

Infant feeding 
HIV and infant feeding, a set of three manuals comprising: guidelines for decision-makers, a guide for health care managers and supervisors, and a review of HIV transmission through breastfeeding (WHO/FRH/NUT/CHD). Price: US$8.30 developing countries, US$14 elsewhere. Available in developing countries from any UNICEF office or from WHO, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: +41 22 7910746. E-mail: [email protected] 

Frequently asked questions on: Breastfeeding and AIDS, a short but useful fact sheet. Price: free. Available from: AED, 1255 23rd Street NW, Washington DC, USA. E-mail: [email protected] 

Safe motherhood 

Care in normal birth: a practical guide looks at common practices used during labour. It recommends interventions which can support normal birth and points out those which are harmful and should be discontinued (WHO/RHT/MSM/98.3). Price: free. Available from: RHR Documentation Centre, WHO, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland. E-mail: [email protected]   Internet:  

Note: practical guides are also available on postpartum care of mother and newborn; detecting preeclampsia; basic newborn resuscitation and preventing prolonged labour (the partograph)

Safe Motherhood Initiatives: critical issues, analyses the successes and failures of safe motherhood initiatives and offers a wide range of perspectives on making pregnancy, childbirth and abortion safer in the future. Price: 8/US$14 for students/those in developing countries, 24/US$40 for others. Available from: Blackwell Science Ltd, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 OEL, UK. Tel: +44 1865 206206. Fax: + 44 1865 721205. E-mail:  [email protected] . Internet: 

HIV in pregnancy: a review is a technical overview of the issues, not written specifically for the developing world. Price: free. Available from: WHO (see above)


Relevant back issues of Child Health Dialogue (CHD) and AIDS Action (AA) are: 
CHD8   Safe motherhood (1997) 
CHD12 HIV and children (1998) 
CHD14 Reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission (special supplement, 1999) 
CHD18 Strengthening safe motherhood (2000)

AA38 HIV and its impact on health workers (1997) 
AA43 Improving access to care (1999) 

Please write to Healthlink Worldwide stating which issues you require.




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