Integrating Sanitation into Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS

  • Source:
  • C-Change, WASHplus. 2012. USAID

  • Summary:
  • Recognizing the importance of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion in protecting and caring for PLHIV, the trend is to integrate WASH improvement into HIV and AIDS policies and programs. As part of its palliative care approach, PEPFAR has developed a preventive care package that summarizes evidence-based interventions for PLHIV and their families in resource-poor settings. The package identifies three key hygiene improvement practices: safe drinking water, washing hands with soap, and safe handling and disposal of feces, and suggests integrating these into all HIV and AIDS programs. This report also outlines ways to integrate sanitation into existing PEPFAR programs, the rationale for doing so, and examples of how countries have integrated sanitation into their HIV programming. Guidelines and tools are available as annexes.

  • Keywords:
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned Evidence Base Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) PEPFAR Programming Guidance Sanitation/Feces Disposal


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