Health Literacy Series

Archive Content

The Health Literacy Series provides detailed health literacy information, with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS. It includes comprehensive information on all aspects of HIV treatment, prevention and care as well as information on maternal and child health, infection control and chronic diseases. The Health Literacy Series provides scientific information in a way that is easily understandable, empowering people to prevent disease and illness and take care of themselves and others better.

The Health Literacy Series is available in different languages and can be obtained from Community Media Trust – contact us for more information.


TB and HIV

Chapter 1: How TB is transmitted
Chapter 2: Who can get TB?
Chapter 3: What happens when TB is inhaled into your lungs?
Chapter 4: The relationship between TB and HIV
Chapter 5: How do we identify TB?
Chapter 6: Diagnosing TB
Chapter 7: Treating TB
Chapter 8: Preventing TB
Chapter 9: Side effects of TB treatment
Chapter 10: Directly observed treatment short course (DOTS)
Chapter 11: Drug resistant TB

ARVs and Adults

Chapter 1: How HIV infects and spreads in the human body
Chapter 2: How ARVs work
Chapter 3: Different types of ARVs
Chapter 4: Combination therapy
Chapter 5: When to start on ARV treatment
Chapter 6: Generics
Chapter 7: Post-exposure prophylaxis

Women and HIV

Chapter 1: Why are women so vulnerable to HIV?
Chapter 2: Gender based violence and rape
Chapter 3: What to do if you have been raped
Chapter 4: Accessing medical services after being raped (Post-exposure prophylaxis)
Chapter 5: Teenage pregnancy


Chapter 1: Maternal health
Chapter 2: What is PMTCT?
Chapter 3: How babies contract HIV
Chapter 4: Rates of mother to child transmission
Chapter 5: When to start PMTCT treatment
Chapter 6: Infant feeding options
Chapter 7: When to test your baby for HIV

Children and HIV

Chapter 1: Rates of HIV infection in children
Chapter 2: Starting children on ARVs
Chapter 3: Preparing the caregiver
Chapter 4: Doses for children
Chapter 5: First line regimen
Chapter 6: Second line regimen
Chapter 7: Caring for HIV positive children not on ARVs
Chapter 8: Preventing other infections