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Resource Library for HIV and AIDS and Chronic Illness

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Web Resources

WASH-HIV Integration Toolkit

A collection of resources from USAID's Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) and others to support the integration of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in HIV and AIDS programming. Site hosted by the International Water and Sanitation Centre.

Sanitation, Water, Hygiene and HIV/AIDS

Concept papers, training materials and case studies on the links between sanitation, hygiene, water and HIV/AIDS. Links to the International Water and Sanitation Centre's (IRC) WASH library.

WaterAid's E+I website

Includes videos of staff from WaterAid country programs and partners talking about their approach to equity and inclusion. Also features links to resources and case studies of WaterAid's E+I work, including WASH for PLWHA. 

Literature Items

Access to WASH for PLWHA: A cross-sectional study in Nepal Access to WASH for PLWHA: A cross-sectional study in Nepal (365 KB)

WaterAid in Nepal (2010). The main objective of the study was to increase the understanding of people living with HIV/AIDS' (PLHA) access to WASH and its impact on their daily lives in order to inform the health, HIV/AIDS and WASH sectors of the various issues involved.

Access to water and sanitation for PLWHA: An exploratory study (Tanzania) Access to water and sanitation for PLWHA: An exploratory study (Tanzania) (409 KB)

Diana Nkongo and Christian Chonya, WaterAid in Tanzania and Amref in Tanzania (2009)

Diarrheal Disease among HIV-infected adults in Karnataka, India Diarrheal Disease among HIV-infected adults in Karnataka, India (75 KB)

Becker, M. L., Cohen, C. R., Cheang, M., Washington, R. G., Blanchard, J. F. and Moses, S (2007) The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Equal access for all? Meeting the needs for watsan of PLWHA (Ethiopia) Equal access for all? Meeting the needs for watsan of PLWHA (Ethiopia) (146 KB)

Priscilla Magrath, WaterAid in Ethiopia (2006)

Guidelines on infant feeding and HIV Guidelines on infant feeding and HIV (1615 KB)

WHO (2010) Principles and recommendations for infant feeding in the context of HIV and a summary of evidence.

Hand Hygiene and Behaviour Change Hand Hygiene and Behaviour Change (48 KB)

Trunnel & White 2005

Health and Safety Guidelines for Brothels Health and Safety Guidelines for Brothels (499 KB)

(2001, WorkCover NSW) These guidelines provide brothel proprietors with minimum standards for maintenance of a safe and healthy environment for sex workers, other employees, clients and visitors, and details of legislative requirements as set out in the Public Health Act 1991.

HIV and WASH: Opportunities for Integration HIV and WASH: Opportunities for Integration (539 KB)

HIV/AIDS-related Stigma and Discrimination: A Conceptual Framework and an Agenda for Action HIV/AIDS-related Stigma and Discrimination: A Conceptual Framework and an Agenda for Action (507 KB)

Parker, R., Aggleton, P., Attawell, K., Pulerwitz, J. and Brown, L. (2002) The purpose of this paper is to propose a new conceptual framework to help inform thinking about the processes of stigma and discrimination about the way these processes relate to HIV/AIDS, and about potential interventions to address stigma and discrimination and minimise their impact.

How to integrate WASH into HIV programming How to integrate WASH into HIV programming (1555 KB)

WHO (2010) This document provides guidance to practitioners to facilitate the integrate of WASH into official HIV guidelines and standards and programming under ministries of health and national AIDS commissions.

Integrating Sanitation into the Basic Care Package Integrating Sanitation into the Basic Care Package (6157 KB)

Produced for USAID (2011) The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has developed a preventive care package that summarizes evidence-based interventions for PLHIV and their families in resource-poor settings. The package identifies three key hygiene improvement practices—safe drinking water, washing hands with soap, and safe handling and disposal of feces—and suggests integrating these into all HIV and AIDS programs.

Programming guidance for integrating WASH improvement into HIV/AIDS programs to reduce Diarrhea morb Programming guidance for integrating WASH improvement into HIV/AIDS programs to reduce Diarrhea morb (287 KB)

(USAID/HIP) The purpose of this paper is to highlight discrete water, sanitation, and hygiene improvement activities that can be incorporated into HIV/AIDS programs in different settings to help mitigate the impact of diarrhea on PLWHA and their families—prolonging and improving the quality of life for PLWHA and protecting family members and caregivers from the debilitating effects of diarrhea on school attendance, livelihood, and caregiving.

Session 4: HIV, AIDS and WASH (Lucina Schmich) Session 4: HIV, AIDS and WASH (Lucina Schmich) (6311 KB)

Session 4: HIV, AIDS and WASH 2 (Julia Rosenbaum) Session 4: HIV, AIDS and WASH 2 (Julia Rosenbaum) (5572 KB)

Summary of WaterAid's work on HIV and AIDS Summary of WaterAid's work on HIV and AIDS (131 KB)

A summary of WaterAid's work on HIV and AIDS including links to publications looking at work in India, Madagascar, Nepal, Tanzania and Ethiopia

The Greater InvoIvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA) The Greater InvoIvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA) (228 KB)

(2007, UNAIDS) GIPA is a principle that aims to realize the rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV, including their right to self-determination and participation in decision-making processes that affect their lives. In these efforts, GIPA also aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the AIDS response.

UNAIDS terminology guidelines UNAIDS terminology guidelines (253 KB)

Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action (8669 KB)

(2003, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Ross Kidd, Sue Clay)This toolkit was written by AIDS activists from over 50 NGOs in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. They participated in workshops where they explored the implications of stigma and designed the exercises on different aspects of stigma.The Toolkit is a resource collection of participatory educational exercises for use in raising awareness and promoting action to challenge HIV stigma. Trainers can select from the exercises t

WASH and HIV/AIDS: WSCC reference note WASH and HIV/AIDS: WSCC reference note (317 KB)

This Note highlights the links between WASH (water supply, sanitation and hygiene) and HIV/AIDS. It also identifies implications for practitioners in both fields and presents brief case studies with suggestions for further reading. (WSCC, 2009)

WASH Considerations in Home-Based care for people living with HIV WASH Considerations in Home-Based care for people living with HIV (394 KB)

(2010 Catholic Relief Services) This guidance document offers water supply and sanitation facility and hygiene promotion design considerations and recommendations intended to increase access to these facilities by people living with HIV. People living with HIV often require modifications to their water supply and sanitation facilities and hygiene practices due to their debilitating illness. This guidance document is intended for Home-Based Care (HBC) practitioners serving people living with this

HIV and WASH: Opportunities for Integration HIV and WASH: Opportunities for Integration (539 KB)

This Briefing Note was written for the International Aids Conference (2012) and aims to highlight the importance of linking WASH and HIV to improve the lives of people living with HIV. 




Upcoming Events and News

Two new films from WaterAid on Inclusive WASH

26-Sep-2013 to 26-Sep-2013

Two New films on Inclusive WASH from WaterAid. WaterAid Nepal has produced a new film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYfjUM74A0&feature=youtu.be) focussing on the barriers disabled people face in accessing WASH. It touches upon environmental and institutional barriers and stigma in Nepal. WaterAid Uganda has produced a new film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJShp0TG8SQ&feature=..

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WA at the first United Nations High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

25-Sep-2013 to 25-Sep-2013

Disability and WASH at the UNGA WaterAid has participated in the first United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development. Disability Rights Activist Sagar Prasain attended the event on behalf of WaterAid to highlight the importance of WASH for disabled people. You can download the flyer we created to raise awareness on the issue at this event below...

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New Training Materials from WEDC and WaterAid

17-Apr-2013 to 17-Apr-2013

Overview A set of materials (produced by WEDC and WaterAid) can be used for training a wide range of audiences on making WASH inclusive. The materials consist of 1. Practical and enjoyable activities that stimulate discussions on the issues. 2. Structured presentations with facilitators notes, that explain how to analyse barriers and adapt WASH programmes to make them more inclusive. 3. Practi..

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