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Collaboration with Traditional Healers in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in sub-Saharan Africa. (2000)
"The aim of this report was to give a brief update on AIDS and traditional medicine in Africa, and to review initiatives that have attempted collaboration between traditional and biomedical practitioners for HIV prevention. "
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Community Education Referral: Supporting Adherence to ARV Treatment and Prevention for People with HIV in Zambia (2005)
"This is an interim report from the Community Education and Referral project, whose overall aim is to improve health-seeking behaviour, equity of access, adherence to antiretroviral treatment, and prevention for people with HIV in Zambia through community education and referral with the participation of people with HIV and other community stakeholders. The report describes the progress over the first year of the project."
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Expanding Community Action on HIV/AIDS - NGO/CBO strategies for scaling-up (2001)
This report shares highlights and lessons from the third year of the “Community Lessons, Global Learning” collaboration between the Alliance and GlaxoSmithKline’s Positive Action initiative. The project involved running workshops with NGOs/CBOs and people living with HIV/AIDS from 12 countries around the world. This publication focuses on scale-up at a community levels, aiming to identify practical lessons learned. It recommendations include starting scale-up based on existing strengths and strategies, and keeping rooted in the needs of the community.
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Guidelines for Establishing Community-led Antiretroviral Treatment Through a Human Capacity Development Approach (2005)
"These guidelines are intended for use by practitioners from the congregation, community, clinic, and other partners in local responses which are incorporating ART."
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Involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS in treatment preparedness in Thailand. (2004)
"Patient groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have been working to provide PLHA with enough knowledge to make informed decisions on treatment and to play a central role as partners in the provision of care. This began in November 2000 as a nationwide community response to inadequate access to the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs), and has prepared the ground for PLHA to provide practical support for the rapidly increasing access to antiretroviral drugs provided by the government. The activities have included a behavior change communication campaign."
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Partnership Work: The Health Service–Community Interface for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment (2002)
Discusses structural aspects of partnership between HIV/AIDS health service providers and communities. Includes case studies from Asia and Africa.
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Scaling-up Training for HIV/AIDS Community Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa (2002)
"This report captures the experiences, lessons and ideas about scaling-up training that were shared at a three-day meeting held in Nairobi in August 2001. It identifies key lessons learned that can be used by relevant NGOs in the way of organizational capacity, strategic partnerships, participant selection processes and training methods"
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The Care and Support Cellule (2003)
"The Senegalese national HIV/AIDS Alliance (ANCS) provides technical and financial support to organizations caring for and supporting people living with HIV/AIDS locally. It has done this through cellules – multi-disciplinary teams that include healthcare providers, social workers, health educators and people living with HIV/AIDS themselves, to provide integrated care. This report outlines the characteristics, strengths and positive impact of the cellule approach, as well as its weaknesses. It also provides practical steps for those wishing to establish similar associations elsewhere. It includes topics such as facilitating access to medication, and mutual support among people living with HIV/AIDS."
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The PHI Guide to the Community-Based Treatment of HIV in Resource-Poor Settings (2004)
"The Guide presents the experience of a dedicated team of community health workers, nurses, doctors, laboratory technicians, social workers, and many others who developed an integrated HIV prevention and care project in rural Haiti. The handbook is written to assist other programs in implementing comprehensive HIV programs in the “least developed” countries where the disease burden is highest."
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Training Manual: Community Moblisation and Empowerment for Improved Access to Care, Support, and Treatment (2004)
Drawing upon a range of existing material (particularly the ""Handbook on Access to HIV/AIDS-related Treatment,"" UNAIDS, WHO, International HIV/AIDS Alliance), as well as incorporating new material, the CMEIACST Training Manual aims to build organisations' skills in supporting communities to comprehensively address care, support and treatment. For example, in addition to addressing clinical treatment, the Training Manual provides information on equity, nutrition, food security, involving young people and men, and leadership.
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Voices from Zambian Communities: A Report of a Community Consultation on HIV/AIDS-related treatment in Zambia (2003)
"This report describes a Community Consultation carried out by the Alliance, the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV/AIDS, Catholic Diocese of Ndola and Churches Health Association of Zambia in November 2002. The Consultation aimed to develop an understanding of community perceptions, knowledge and experience about ARV treatments, and encourage the involvement of people living with HIV and communities in the planning, development and implementation of ARV treatment programs."
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What is Community Engagement for ARV Treatment? (2004)
"This factsheet explains what community engagement is, including key programmatic elements."
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