The South to South Partnership for Comprehensive Family HIV Care and Treatment
Program (S2S), a collaboration between the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health,
Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, and ICAP at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University,
New York, aims to support quality HIV care and treatment services. This is accomplished through the provision of comprehensive technical,
programmatic, capacity building and systems support for healthcare workers at public
health care facilities throughout South Africa by integrating and strengthening PMTCT,
paediatric HIV and adherence and psychosocial (APS) programs. S2S is supported by USAID.
These manuals were reviewed as part of a workshop in May 2008 of the laboratory subgroup of the PMTCT Interagency Task Team (IATT), representing multiple international agencies, donors and implementing partners supporting PMTCT and early infant diagnosis. The materials will remain in the public domain, as part of the expanding "toolbox"of guidelines and manuals being developed to support PMTCT internationally. These manuals can and should be modified and adapted to individual country programs, with modifications to reflect changes in technology, policy, and guidelines.