Resource Library for HIV and AIDS and Chronic Illness
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Diana Nkongo and Christian Chonya, WaterAid in Tanzania and Amref in Tanzania (2009)
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
Priscilla Magrath, WaterAid in Ethiopia (2006)
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.
Trunnel & White 2005
(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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
A summary of WaterAid's work on HIV and AIDS including links to publications looking at work in India, Madagascar, Nepal, Tanzania and Ethiopia
(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 (253 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
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)
(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
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.