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HIV & AIDS

The following resources present excellent information for the prevention, care and treatment of those suffering from the effects of HIV and AIDS.

Training Manuals and Users Guides

MTI-World-Relief-Youth-Choose-Life-Guide  Choose Life Guide (For youth ages 10-14) [PDF]    Choose Life Guide (For youth ages 15+) [PDF]
The Choose Life Guides for Peer Educators and Youth Leaders provide detailed lesson plans for 12 interactive learning sessions. It uses an easy-to-follow format with many helpful reminders and notes. The activities are designed to make learning fun and active. They include stories, music and drama as well as learning games and activities.

Published by World Relief
   
 MTI-World-Relief-HIV-AIDS-Our-Communities-Pastoral-Counseling Our Communities Pastoral Counseling Manual [PDF]
Pastors and counselors are integral to meeting the needs of the HIV and AIDS communities. This curriculum provides case studies to identify steps, principles and practices to effectively counsel those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Published by World Relief.
   
 MTI-Food-for-the-Hungry-HIV-Faithfulness-Marriage Faithfulness in Marriage [PDF]
This manual uses the Stages of Change model of behavior change to assist in the reduction of HIV transmission and the strengthening of marriages. The lesson structure involves peer groups, consisting of men and women of all ages, in a participatory learning format.

Published by Food for the Hungry.
   
 MTI-PMTCT-HIV-Maternal-Uganda The Faithful House, A Couple's Guide to PMTCT [PDF]
A Couple’s Guide to PMTCT is an educational and support resource for PMTCT teams. The program provides a framework for encouraging and supporting couples during pregnancy.

The experience of the Faithful House program has been that the vast majority of husbands who come for the first session enthusiastically return for further sessions as they recognize the value of the program for themselves, their marriages and their families.

This is part of a series of manuals and tools for couples focusing on HIV prevention and is produced by Catholic Relief Services in collaboration with Maternal Life International, Maternal Life Uganda, and CRS Uganda.

 
 MTI-Uganda-Maternal-HIV-Faithful-House The Faithful House, Couples Affirming Life and Love Program Manual [PDF]
The Couples Affirming Life and Love (CALL) Program Manual is a guide in presenting the Faithful House program to participating couples where one or both spouses are HIV-positive. Facilitators are expected to know and follow the content of the manual during the course of presenting the program. Mastering the material in the manual will make your job easier.

This is part of a series of manuals and tools for couples focusing on HIV prevention and is produced by Catholic Relief Services in collaboration with Maternal Life International, Maternal Life Uganda, and CRS Uganda.
   
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Orphans and Vulnerable Children Wellbeing Tool: A User’s Guide [PDF]
A goal of orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs is to improve wellbeing. Yet, measuring wellbeing has proven to be an elusive concept for many engaged in OVC programming. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to find a way to measure the wellbeing of OVC in a holistic manner. 

Using a scientific process, CRS developed this OVC Wellbeing Tool for use as a self- report measure for OVC aged 13-18.

Produced by Catholic Relief Services.

   
 MTI-HIV-AIDS-psychosocial-counseling-children-adolescents-ANECCA Psychosocial Care and Counseling for HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents [PDF]
Having identified that gaps in pediatric HIV counseling is one of the issues that presents enormous barriers to the scale up of comprehensive quality pediatric HIV care, treatment and support across the sub-Saharan region, and considering that the majority of children affected by HIV can only access health care services in peripheral health units where health workers do not have experience or opportunities to be trained in pediatric HIV care counseling, the Regional Center for Quality of Health Care RCQHC)/African Network for the Care of Children Affected by AIDS (ANECCA) in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and IDSRelief jointly developed these pediatric HIV counseling training curriculum and materials.

The curriculum and materials will be used to rapidly roll-out training of health care providers in key aspects of psychosocial care/counseling for HIV infected children and adolescents and their families, which will in turn, contribute enormously to efforts aimed at taking to scale access to pediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa.
   
 MTI-AIDS-World-Relief-AIDS Facing AIDS [PDF]
This facilitator guided resource can be used to share facts concerning HIV and AIDS and reduce the stigma associated with AIDS. Sessions promote healthy behavior based on God’s plan for sex, marriage and families. 

Published by World Relief

Frameworks and Guidelines

MTI-HIV-AIDS-CDVC-Harvard-Business-School  Applying the Care Delivery Value Chain: HIV and AIDS Care in Resource-poor Settings [PDF]
The care delivery value chain (CDVC) is a framework that allows a systemic analysis of value creation across the myriad of activities that occur during the care of a patient for a specific medical condition.

This paper describes the care delivery value chain for HIV and AIDS care in resource poor settings.

Published by the Harvard Business School.
 
   
 MTI-HIV-Infant-Feeding-WHO-UNAIDS-UNICEF-UNFPA HIV and Infant Feeding [PDF]
This new guidance on infant feeding in the context of HIV updates guidance previously published in 2006. It provides principles and recommendations for infant feeding in the current context of HIV where treatment is more available and a summary of the evidence.

Compiled by WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF and UNFPA and released in 2010, it dif­fers from the previous recommendations in which health workers were expected to indi­vidually counsel all HIV-infected mothers about the various infant feeding options, and it was then for the mothers to decide between them. Where ARVs are available, mothers known to be HIV-infected are now recommended to breastfeed until 12 months of age.

The recommendation that replacement feeding should not be used unless it is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe remains, but the acronym is replaced by more common, everyday language and terms. Recognizing that ARVs will not be rolled out everywhere immediately, guidance is given on what to do in their absence. 
   
 MTI-UNAIDS-HIV-health UNAIDS Terminology Guidelines [PDF]
These guidelines, compiled by UNAIDS, provide preferred terminology for use by those working in the global response to HIV. It is a living, evolving document that is reviewed on a regular basis. As language shapes beliefs and may influence behaviors, the use of appropriate language has the power to strengthen the global response to the epidemic.


   
 MTI-orphans-children-PEPFAR-OVC-HIV-AIDS Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming [PDF]
The purpose of this guidance is to help PEPFAR country teams and implementing partners develop country operational plans and design programs that support vulnerable children in their contexts, align with known best practice, and incorporate potential innovation. It seeks to aid teams in identifying and implementing appropriate, evidence-based, and cost-effective activities that will maximize improvement in the well-being of vulnerable children in the epidemic and close gaps in past programming efforts. Importantly, the guidance clearly places the OVC programming within the HIV/AIDS continuum of response at the country level. This guidance outlines in general terms strategic, evidence-based interventions that PEPFAR OVC programs can consider implementing based on assessed context and need.
   
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PEPFAR Blueprint: for an AIDS Free Generation [PDF]
While we cannot gloss over the challenges of creating an AIDS-free generration, we have seen over the last decade that we can make great progress when we join together to tackle tough issues, underpinning our decision making with groundbreaking scientific advances that have brought the world to this point in the fight against AIDS. As evidenced by this blueprint, PEPFAR is doing, and will continue to do, its part.  

This blueprint provides a strategic road map for saving even more lives and putting an AIDSfree generation within reach.  The blueprint is PEPFAR’s contribution to the fight against AIDS.  We call upon the 
world to continue this journey with us. Through a truly global effort, we can achieve our shared goals.

   
 MTI-HIV-AIDS-health Integrating Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Services: Health Workforce Considerations
Governments and the international community are increasingly paying attention to evaluating health systems components as variables in integration approaches. Yet most of the evaluations of service integration models have virtually ignored the health worker as input to or output of integrated service delivery. This technical brief assesses the evidence on the role of health workers in the integration of family planning and HIV services and discusses key health worker considerations when integrating FP/HIV services, regardless of the integration model.
   
 MTI-AIDS-AIDSTAR-HIV AIDSTAR-One
AIDSTAR-One hosts a wide array of technical resources designed to assist public health practitioners in developing and implementing successful, evidence-informed HIV programs.
   
 MTI-PEPFAR-global-health Global Health eLearning Center: PEPFAR Courses
The goal of the PEPFAR eLearning initiative is to expand the reach, use, and usefulness of critical guidance through courses that combine technical content with program principles, best practices, and case studies. Courses provide concrete examples and stimulate thinking about ways the principles and best practices can be used to solve problems in the field. Each course is developed by a team of experts from PEPFAR agencies and implementing partners.Each course has a defined target audience, which may include both technical and programmatic staff from USG agencies as well as well as implementing partners, national HIV/AIDS program staff, and other in-country service providers and program managers. Either through a stand-alone course, in combination with one or more of the many other courses available on the Global Health eLearning Center, or as a blended training approach, the PEPFAR eLearning initiative provides users with a rich learning experience in a fast and efficient manner.