DREAMM Clinical Training: HIV–associated Cryptococcal Meningitis

<div>The DREAMM education programme and all related training materials are intended for health care workers (HCWs) based/working in low and middle income countries (LMICs) across Africa. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The DREAMM education programme aims to increase the knowledge of HCWs to effectively diagnose and treat symptomatic people living with HIV (PLHIV) who present with symptoms and signs compatible with a diagnosis of meningo-encephalitis.</div><div><br></div><div>This module and supporting posters and workshops focus on HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis, a leading cause of HIV-related meningo-encephalitis in many LMICs and is estimated to make up to 20% of HIV-related deaths in LMICs.</div><div><br></div><div>The cryptococcal meningitis training module consists of 7 sections (it is recommend to view sequentially):</div><div><br></div><div>- The impact of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis on health<br>- The pathophysiology of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis<br>- Signs and symptoms of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis <br>- Diagnosing HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis <br>- Treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis <br>- Managing HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: monitoring and complications<br>- Further management of cryptococcal meningitis: raised intracranial pressure, ART initiation and significant drug interactions</div><div> <br>There are three HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis training workshops:</div><div><br></div><div>- Cryptococcal Antigen (CrAg) Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) Test – Diagnosing Cryptococcal Meningitis<br>- Safe Administration of Amphotericin B deoxycholate – Treating Cryptococcal Meningitis <br>- Safe Administration of Flucytosine and Fluconazole – Treating Cryptococcal Meningitis <br><br>The HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis training posters are titled:</div><div><br></div><div>- HIV-associated Cryptococcal Meningitis <br>- Safe Amphotericin Deoxycholate (AmB) Administration<br>- Flucytosine (5-FC) and Fluconazole Administration for HIV-related Cryptococcal Meningitis<br>- How to perform a cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay (CrAg LFA): IMMY CrAg<br>- How to perform a cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay (CrAg LFA): Biosynex CryptoPS<br></div><div><br></div>