BIPAI produces a wide variety DVDs and books for use by healthcare professionals worldwide. These copyrighted materials are free and cover topics ranging from adherence to pill swallowing.
Now You Know, Now What?
Adherence - Now You Know. A short film featuring children living with HIV who speak to other children with HIV. “Teens share their feelings and emotions about the day that changed their lives, the day they found out they had HIV. It demonstrates that children living with HIV are just like other children - they play, dream and plan for their futures; dreams and futures that they will live to see come true.” Mark W. Kline, MD, President, BIPAI.
DVD available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Free. Contact: Nancy Calles
to request a copy.
Pill Swallowing Program
Adherence - pill swallowing. This video program and brochure instructs medical caregivers in a technique to teach pill-swallowing to children quickly. This technique relies on the behavior modification principle of shaping. Shaping involves teaching a child to perform a difficult task by starting with a simple task and moving to progressively more difficult tasks. In this case, the child starts with very small pills and gradually building confidence as he or she moves to large pills. This technique helps keep performance anxiety low and motivation high, both of which are important in learning to swallow large pills.
Our Little Soldiers
Across cultures storytelling is a vehicle used to both educate and entertain. To educate children living with HIV we often employ storytelling. Over time we have found that explaining HIV through a friendly narrative is best for getting the child to understand their condition and partake in our prescribed treatment. Little Soldiers familiarizes children with the key facts about HIV and the treatment of HIV. When children read it at home, it will further illustrate why taking their medications is important and support medication adherence. The book will help HIV positive children discuss and relate to their illness at home with their family and loved ones with colorful illustrations and an engaging storyline.
Contact: Nancy Calles to request a copy.