Integrating Hygiene Improvement into HIV/AIDS Programming to Reduce Diarrhea Morbidity

  • Source:
  • HIP. 2006. Washington, DC. United States Agency for International Development.

  • Summary:
  • As more people live with HIV and AIDS, comprehensive care, treatment and preventative services are necessary to help them live longer and healthier lives. Recognizing the importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in protecting and caring for PLWHA, some organizations are integrating hygiene improvement into their HIV/AIDS programs. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, as part of its palliative care approach, has developed a Preventive Care Package that summarizes evidence-based interventions for PLWHA and their families in resource-poor settings. The purpose of this paper is to highlight discrete hygiene improvement activities that can be incorporated into HIV/ AIDS programs in different settings to help mitigate the impact of diarrhea on people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and their families.

  • Keywords:
  • Diarrheal Diseases Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) PEPFAR Programming Guidance Sanitation/Feces Disposal
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