oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - To what extent are nurses using recognised IMCI protocols to identify and manage children with HIV? An evaluation of IMCI trained nurses in KwaZulu, Natal in the use of the HIV portion of the IMCI algorithm

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



In South Africa HIV infection is an increasing problem. The Department of Health (2004) estimated that by the end of 2003, 5.6 million people had acquired the HIV infection. Given the mother to child transmission of the disease, a paediatric HIV epidemic is expected. These children can be identified and managed using the HIV portion of the IMCI algorithm.

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