This report by Panos (www.panosaids.org) presents case studies from Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nepal and Zambia look at the availability of antiretroviral therapy, and illustrate the obstacles that need to be overcome to ensure universal access.
The manual includes fifty highly nutritional recipes on commonly used Ethiopian diets. It is prepared in three Ethiopian languages ï¿½ Amharic, Oromiffa and Tigrigna, which will be available soon. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office, Ministry of Health and FAO/Ethiopia jointly developed the manual.
The framework is intended to be an integral part of larger HIV/AIDS programs and initiatives (ART, PMTCT, VCT, etc.) in Ethiopia, linked not only to MOH and HAPCOï¿½s current initiatives, but also to the entire care continuum. Its outline is organized using a Communication Pathways Model for ART. The purpose of the national ART Strategic Communication Framework is to guide and support ART communication activities in Ethiopia. The framework identifies and prioritizes specific communication needs related to the ART rollout in the country. In addition, the framework provides a basis for harmonization of messages and coordination of partner efforts to address immediate priorities in the countryï¿½s effort to roll out ART to those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
From SAT, this is the 5th publication in a series of guidelines for counselling people who are infected with HIV, who are concerned about being infected with HIV, or who are living with or caring for people with AIDS. The publications are designed for use by volunteer counsellors, non-professional counsellors, and professional counsellors who do not have extensive experience in counselling in the context of HIV/AIDS. This booklet deals with the following subjects: preparing for a counselling session, pre-test counselling, post-test counselling, stress management, disclosure of HIV status, treatment and medicines, nutrition, reproductive and sexual health, self awareness, supportive counselling, peer counselling, supporting the counsellor.
Working on HIV and AIDS issues is particularly difficult for PLWHA. As health workers or carers they are likely to feel stress and pressure related to their work. This booklet aims to show how individuals can recognize and manage their stress better.