HIV and AIDS

HIV Peer Mentors in Morogoro

As coverage of HIV prevention, care and treatment services expands and programs mature, greater attention is being paid to strengthening the capacity of health systems to provide and sustain high quality HIV and AIDS services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV counseling and testing, integration of HIV services with other clinical services, home-based care and community support, injection safety, and medical waste management.

Improvement methods help HIV and AIDS programs to: 1) provide services for all who need them, 2) retain all those who access services in the continuum of care, and 3) achieve optimal health outcomes for all those who are retained in care.  Strategies to improve coverage of HIV-infected mothers by PMTCT services, especially in antenatal care and at delivery, and improve the follow-up of mother-baby pairs can maximize the uptake of PMTCT services and promote HIV-free survival by assuring that all eligible infants and mothers get needed PMTCT services.  Adult treatment, care, and support can be improved by applying a chronic care model to service delivery and strengthening linkages with community and home-based care.

An Approach to Rapid Scale-up Using HIV/AIDS Treatment as an Example

Scaling up – which is defined here as the activity of expanding an intervention or programme from initial facilities that serve a small proportion of the population to facilities that serve a significantly larger population (such as an...

HIV Clinic Resource

HIV Clinical Resource

Supply Chain Management System Resource Center

Supply Chain Management System Resource Center

National Quality Center

The National Quality Center (NQC) is a web resource funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB) whose mission is to provide technical support for grantees of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment...

AIDSInfo HIV Clinical Guidelines Portal

AIDSInfo HIV Clinical Guidelines Portal

AIDSTAR-One Good and Promising Programmatic Practices (G3P) Database

The AIDSTAR-One Promising Practices database shares recent lessons learned in HIV and AIDS programming and can be used by program planners and implementers to better inform their efforts.

Integrating Family Planning into HIV Care/ART Services in Uganda

Problem: The Ministry of Health in Uganda identified prevention of HIV infection and improvement of linkages between family planning (FP) services and HIV care and support as a priority for its national Quality of Care Initiative in HIV...

Decentralizing HIV care and TB screening in St. Petersburg, Russia

Problem: As in many large Russian cities, HIV/AIDS services in St Petersburg were traditionally relying on a specialized and well-equipped AIDS Center. However, the rapidly growing number of patients with HIV posed a serious challenge to...

Intensified TB case finding in Swaziland

The increasing number of cases of TB associated with HIV infection in Swaziland has greatly increased the demands on TB and HIV treatment programs. Swaziland has an estimated TB incidence of 1,155 cases per 100,000 population per year (...

Assessment of quality of ART services in the private sector in Uganda

Of Uganda’s 4639 health facilities, 2154 (46 %) are privately owned for profits (PFPs). Of these, 36 are accredited to provide care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS. To learn more about the quality of HIV care in PFPs, Uganda’s...

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