Entries in HIV and AIDS (134)
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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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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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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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.
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.
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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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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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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