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Entries in HIV and AIDS (134)

Tuesday
Sep162014

Connecting the Dots: A Family Care Model That Protects Children 

  

This audio-enabled powerpoint presentation describes the process of creating the IMPACT program’s community systems strengthening approach to child protection.

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Monday
Aug252014

Expert Clients: Supporting the Continuum of Care in Malawi 

  

As a part of the Integrated (HIV Effect) Mitigation and Positive Action for Community Transformation (IMPACT) program in Malawi, CRS and partners have introduced an Expert Client model to improve retention in care, increase uptake of HIV services, reduce service provider workload and strengthen referral linkages. This brief describes IMPACT’s Expert Client program model, outlines research results on its effectiveness, and lists suggestions for future implementation.

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Monday
Dec162013

AIDSRelief Final Report: Providing Treatment, Restoring Hope

AIDSRelief Final Report: Providing Treatment, Restoring Hope   

When the first PEPFAR programs launched in 2004, many people did not believe it was possible to deliver high-quality, sustainable HIV treatment in low-resource settings.

Over the next nine years, AIDSRelief and other PEPFAR partners exceeded all expectations, delivering HIV care and treatment to more than 700,000 people in 10 countries, including nearly 400,000 who enrolled on antiretroviral therapy.

This final report on AIDSRelief outlines key outcomes and lessons learned. It describes approaches and methods that contributed to the initiative's success.

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Friday
Sep272013

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013; A Case Study From Rwanda

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013   

CRS' Ibyiringiro project in Rwanda reached more than 12,000 beneficiaries through an integrated approach to HIV. This case study looks at the experiences of project participants during the life of the project (2008–2013).

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Wednesday
Apr032013

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV   

This brief describes CRS' THRIVE early childhood development project in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. THRIVE is working to level the playing field for children affected by HIV through early childhood interventions. This three-year project provides 15,000 children under age 5 with a sustainable culture of care and support.

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Wednesday
Mar132013

From Provider-Oriented to Client-Driven Care: Report on the Development and Testing of a Take-Home Monitoring Tool for People Living With HIV in Cameroon

From Provider-Oriented to Client-Driven Care: Report on the Development and Testing of a Take-Home Monitoring Tool for People Living With HIV in Cameroon   

This report provides client-driven care information and tools to program staff who work with people living with HIV.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Hope Among Vulnerable Adolescents Affected by HIV and Participating in Community-Based Savings and Lending Groups in Rural Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Hope Among Vulnerable Adolescents Affected by HIV and Participating in Community-Based Savings and Lending Groups in Rural Nyanga District, Zimbabwe   

Do adolescents who participate in savings groups have more self-esteem, self-efficacy and hope? Research in Zimbabwe suggests that yes, they do. Savings groups may provide a way for adolescents to address immediate financial concerns and build mental health resilience for the future.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Can Young Children Provide Meaningful Input Into Their Wellbeing? Exploring the Utility of a Self-Report Measure for Child Wellbeing in Kenya and Rwanda

Can Young Children Provide Meaningful Input Into Their Wellbeing? Exploring the Utility of a Self-Report Measure for Child Wellbeing in Kenya and Rwanda   

The OVC Wellbeing Tool is a widely used self-report measure of wellbeing for children ages 13–18. Catholic Relief Services adapted the tool for children who are 7–12 years old. Enumerators found that most children understood the revised questions.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Family-Centered Services Enhance PMTCT

Family-Centered Services Enhance PMTCT   

This presentation describes results from Uganda, where Catholic Relief Services used the Faithful House curriculum to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The evaluation showed increases in male involvement, adherence, delivery at health facilities and awareness of feeding options.

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Thursday
Oct042012

Not Just Another Food Program: Integrating Food by Prescription Into HIV Care

Not Just Another Food Program: Integrating Food by Prescription Into HIV Care   

This presentation describes the context and outcomes of the Food by Prescription pilot project in Zambia. The presentation explains integration approaches and recommends ways of making Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support a systemic service.

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Thursday
Oct042012

Addressing the Nutritional Needs of Malnourished Clients in HIV Programs

  

This presentation provides an introduction to NACS—Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support. It outlines the key components of a strong, sustainable NACS program, including Food by Prescription.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Room to Breathe: Four Steps to Reducing the Spread of Airborne Tuberculosis Infection

This case study describes a promising practice for reducing tuberculosis-HIV co-infection. The approach introduces practical, sustainable control measures to prevent tuberculosis infection at antiretroviral treatment sites.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Longer-Term Impact of Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on HIV-Positive Couples From Four Regions in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services evaluated a version of the Faithful House curriculum that is tailored to strengthening the relationships of couples living with HIV. This version of the curriculum was implemented in four regions of Ethiopia. The 10-month follow-up survey data strongly suggests that the workshop curriculum was successful in strengthening the relationships of couples living with HIV and in maintaining the positive attitudes and behaviors observed three months after the intervention.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Reducing Stigma Among Health Care Providers: Improving HIV Treatment and Care in North East India

To foster greater acceptance of people living with HIV, a partner of Catholic Relief Services in North East India instituted both a staff training program and complementary changes in its management approach. As a result, health staff's attitudes changed, stigma declined and the quality of care improved in treatment facilities.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Gender Responsive Programming: Helping HIV Infected and Affected Women Access Care and Support

Positive Living Center staff in North East India observed that participation in training sessions was low among HIV-positive women with young children. Subsequently, a child care service called Cradle Care was established, and training attendance increased among women in the care and support program.

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