Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Training trainers in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa - Part 1

I have been in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (near Durban) helping to give an advanced training on pediatric HIV care and treatment, and have had some difficulty finding time to write and post.

I will write and post soon, but in the mean time, have a look at the drawings below, which were taken from today's pediatric HIV counseling talk. (I have discussed the "soldier cell" analogy in several previous posts, including patient encounters with Siyabusa (July 2007) and Alshande (May 2007).)
The CD4 (or "soldier") cell.

Soldier cells protecting the body.
Soldier cell being attacked by the HIV virus.

The body's defenses being challenged.

The body's defenses weaken and the patient gets sicker.

The timeline for the HIV-infected body.

The revenge of ARV-armoured the CD4.
(Cartoons to be continued soon...)


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