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  1. Staff and students' perception of an HIV/AIDS' strategy: A case study of a South African rural-based university

    Background: South African communities have high rates of people living with HIV and AIDS. Universities, particularly those in rural regions are examples of communities noted to be high risk areas of these infections. HIV/AIDS strategies were developed and implemented by higher education institutions to address this concern. Despite this, the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS remain high in academic settings. Yet studies in this area in South Africa are rare. …

  2. Know Your HIV/AIDS epidemic from a gender perspective: Rwanda Report

    Decades of research from around the world has demonstrated that gender inequality negatively affects a range of health outcomes for adults, and gender inequality has been recognized as a key driver of the worldwide HIV epidemic. Managers at the national and subnational levels need information on the intersection of gender and HIV to address gender in the planning and implementing of HIV programs. Policy makers need information on interventions that are effective in accounting for gender inequities for decision making on national and global levels. …

  3. Very young children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS: How are they living? A case study from Namibia

    This paper describes a recent study conducted jointly by the authors in the Khomas Region of Namibia. The study developed and trialled research and documentation methods regarding very young children who had been infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Because of the stigma attached to the disease, effective methods for assessing ‘real’ needs of the target population have been elusive in Namibia and elsewhere. …

  4. Code of good practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment. Department of Labour, Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998

    The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.

  5. Children’s representations of school support for HIV-affected peers in rural Zimbabwe

    Background: HIV has left many African children caring for sick relatives, orphaned or themselves HIV-positive, often facing immense challenges in the absence of significant support from adults. With reductions in development funding, public sector budgetary constraints, and a growing emphasis on the importance of indigenous resources in the HIV response, international policy allocates schools a key role in ‘substituting for families’ (Ansell, 2008) in supporting child health and well-being. …

  6. Rapport d’activités de la réponse nationale contre le VIH et le SIDA en 2013. Rapport CNLS 2013

    Le présent rapport, résultant des rapports des structures issues de différents secteurs impliqués dans la riposte au VIH au Togo, expose les principaux services offerts aux populations cibles ainsi que les résultats obtenus au Togo au cours de l’année 2013. Il relate aussi les progrès réalisés par rapport aux objectifs fixés de 2012 à 2013.

  7. Plan opérationnel de lutte contre le Sida et les IST au Togo 2014-2015

    L’élaboration du plan opérationnel 2014 - 2015 rentre dans le cadre du processus de mise en œuvre du plan stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH et le Sida 2012 - 2015 (PSN 2012 - 2015). Le plan opérationnel 2014 - 2015 a mis un accent particulier sur les interventions à haut impact dans le domaine de prévention sur les cibles prioritaires que sont les populations clés, les jeunes et les femmes (notamment les activités pour l’élimination de la transmission de la mère à l’enfant. …

  8. Pressbook. Lancement et validation du plan stratégique multisectoriel de lutte contre le Sida - 3-ème génération (2014-2017)

    Revue de presse du CNLS regroupant des articles sur les thèmes du "Lancement et validation du Plan stratégique multisectoriel de lutte contre le Sida - 3-ème Génération (2014-2017)" et du "Lancement campagne nationale de lutte contre le sida".

  9. Plan stratégique national de lutte contre le VIH et le sida 2014-2017

    Le présent PSN a pour vision «une génération sans sida» en RDC. Cinq axes stratégiques déterminent les résultats d’impacts, des effets et des produits à atteindre avec les interventions stratégiques au cours de la période 2014–2017. Ces axes portent sur : La prévention de la transmission du VIH et des IST ; L’élimination de la transmission de VIH de la mère à l’enfant ; L’amélioration de l’accès aux soins et traitement ; La promotion d’un environnement favorable aux personnes vivant avec le VIH et personnes affectées ; Le soutien à la mise en œuvre du PSN.

  10. Zimbabwe SADC epidemic update report: Follow up to the Maseru Declaration. Zimbabwe country report. Reporting period: January 2013 - December 2013

    The SADC Epidemic Update Report provides an appraisal of progress towards the Maseru Declaration. Zimbabwe participated at the SADC meeting in November 2012, where representatives pledged to produce HIV and AIDS Epidemic Update Reports in order review progress made in the HIV and AIDS response. The data gathering and report writing process was coordinated by National AIDS Council. Data gathering and validation meetings were held with partners. A desk review of available literature on the country’s response efforts to HIV and AIDS was also conducted. …

  11. Politique nationale de prise en charge globale des personnes vivant avec le VIH dans le secteur santé

    Le présent document a pour but de donner une orientation aux acteurs du secteur santé en vue d’améliorer la prise en charge globale des PVVIH en Côte d’Ivoire. La prise en charge globale des PVVIH et de leurs familles comprend non seulement les soins médicaux, mais aussi des services complémentaires d’aide leur permettant d’avoir accès au soutien nutritionnel, psychologique et social, juridique et économique.

  12. Bilan des réalisations du plan d'action national de lutte contre le SIDA 2011

    Le plan stratégique de lutte contre le SIDA 2007 – 2011 s’exécute à travers des projets diversifiés même si les gaps de financements persistent. …

  13. The impact of HIV on children's education in eastern Zimbabwe

    Little is known about how HIV impacts directly and indirectly on receiving, or particularly succeeding in, education in sub-Saharan Africa. To address this gap, we used multivariable logistic regression to determine the correlation between education outcomes in youth (aged 15–24) (being in the correct grade-for-age, primary school completion and having at least five “O” level passes) and being HIV-positive; having an HIV-positive parent; being a young carer; or being a maternal, paternal or double orphan, in five rounds (1998–2011) of a general population survey from eastern Zimbabwe. …

  14. Effective laws to end HIV and AIDS: Next steps for parliaments

    With the global AIDS response becoming increasingly hampered by the criminalization of key populations, this study aims to encourage and assist parliamentary scrutiny of legislation that impedes effective HIV interventions. It highlights the various processes in selected parliaments that led to the adoption of laws with a positive impact on the AIDS response. Although such outcomes were not always easy to achieve, they were mainly the result of inspired leadership by parliamentarians able to overcome the moral obstacles that had stifled socially sensitive issues in political debate.

  15. Botswana national policy on HIV and AIDS 2012

    The objective of the National Policy on HIV and AIDS is to: Prevent the spread of HIV infection and reduce the socioeconomic impact of this disease; Create a policy environment for the provision of adequate and equitable care and support to those infected and affected with HIV and AIDS; To reduce HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination towards persons infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS and draw attention to the compelling public health rationale for overcoming stigmatization and discrimination against them in society; Promote coordination in order to enhance implementation of the …

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