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Access to HIV and AIDS care: persons with disabilities still left behind

October 2015

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This article presents disability-inclusive good practices, policy and program related opportunities. It highlights a series of facts and figures related to people with disabilities and HIV infection and the interaction between HIV and disability.  The article goes on to outline Handicap International’s proposal to “remove HIV-related barriers for persons with disabilities” in a two-track approach that includes decision makers, service providers, and service users. Finally, the article shares discussions of successful inclusive practices involving HIV and persons with disabilities in various communities around the world and the key challenges and opportunities to include disability into HIV and AIDS

Working positively : a guide for NGOs managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

December 2003

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With HIV prevalence rates of over 20% in many sub-Saharan African countries, and with infection rates rising rapidly in other parts of the world, NGOs are funding that HIV/AIDS is affecting not only programme work but also staff. If NGOs are to be credible in these communities, they need to be seen to be addressing HIV/AIDS internally in a way that is consistent with their external messages. However, developing a workable comprehensive solution that covers policy, education and prevention, and treatment and care is not easy. In a series of documents in both PDF and MSWord formats, this guide looks at the key issues involved in developing a workplace strategy and how different NGOs and commercial organisations are approaching these issues through a series of case studies. It also provides a guide to the key components of a successful strategy

HIV/AIDS counselling for children

September 2000

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This is one of the good practice series produced by the Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO), and provides a useful summary of the issues around counselling children affected by HIV/AIDS, such as the need to develop a rapport with children, issues around disclosure of HIV status to children and indicators that children may be suffering distress or are in difficult circumstances. The content draws on the practical experience of a number of organisations in Uganda which are working in this area. The issue also provides practical suggestions for working with children, such as the use of drawing, play and drama, as well as a summary of the Memory Book Project, pioneered by National Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda (NACWOLA)


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