Drawing on the broad experience of UNAIDS, WHO and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Handbook on access to HIV/AIDS-related treatment provides nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations and groups of people living with HIV/AIDS with a practical resource for responding to issues of access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
The handbook will: build practical skills among NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups by using participatory activities and sharing experiences; provide a training resource for NGO support programmes, training organizations and individuals; facilitate ongoing learning about the HIV/AIDS-related treatment work of NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups. The handbook is intended to assist groups in finding ways of understanding, planning and undertaking work on HIV/AIDS related treatment. It is suitable for use with people of varying levels of experience and offers flexibility to facilitators who need to gear their work towards specific schedules and situations.
What is this handbook?
This handbook aims to support NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups in developing countries that are providing treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS or are thinking of doing so. It is intended to help NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups to find practical ways to understand, plan and undertake work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment.
It is a resource that will help to:
- build practical skills among NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups by using participatory activities and sharing experiences;
- provide a training resource for NGO support programmes, training organizations and individuals;
- facilitate learning about the HIV/AIDS-related treatment work of NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups.
This handbook is not about the clinical management aspects of HIV/AIDS-related treatment. The handbook addresses the wider issues around HIV/AIDS-related treatment and what NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups will need to do if they become involved or want to become more involved.
What is in the chapters of this handbook?
Following this Introduction, the handbook is divided into five chapters.
- Chapter 1: First questions to ask
- Chapter 2: Foundations of treatment
- Chapter 3: Putting treatment into practice
- Chapter 4: Assessing needs and resources, and deciding what to do
- Chapter 5: Learning from and improving HIV/AIDS-related treatment work