care and support
People living with HIV have a wide range of care and support needs. These include psychosocial support as well as treatment for 'opportunistic infections' (the illnesses to which they become vulnerable as the immune system is destroyed by the virus). When their HIV infection reaches the stage that it becomes life-threatening, they require treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
However, the vast majority of people around the world do not yet have access to such services. Reaching out to them is a global priority.
AIDS-related care and support are key elements in the response to the epidemic: not only do they directly benefit people living with HIV, but they help also to reduce the social and economic impact of the epidemic and to boost HIV prevention.
The latest from the GCWA
20 Aug, 2012|
1 Aug, 2012|
7 Jun, 2012|
1. Women of the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV: Positive and Pregnant: How Dare You? A study on acces to reproductive and maternal health care for women living with HIV in Asia To read the document click here 2. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and Interntional Community of Women Living with HIV, Asia-Pacific The Long Walk: Ensuring Access to Comprehensive Care for Women and Families to End Vertical Tranmission of HIV To read the document click here
6 Jun, 2012|
Donor Brief: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
24 Aug, 2011|
What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions, now available at www.whatworksforwomen.org, is a comprehensive review of successful HIV programming for women and girls spanning data from more than 2,000 scientific articles and reports in nearly 100 countries. Published by the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program, this valuable resource provides a centralized, searchable location for policymakers, donors, and program planners to review evidence of effective gender-specific programming. With scarce resources for HIV and AIDS programs—and a gro
8 Jun, 2011|
At the United Nations in New York, leader are gathering to chart the future of the global response to HIV.
14 Jan, 2010|
Mediante un trabajo colaborativo entre instituciones públicas y privadas, el 74% de las embarazadas –portadoras del VIH/sida– de nuestro país evitaron contagiar el mal a sus hijos, mediante una profilaxis oportuna. “Importantes resultan los logros obtenidos a nivel del acceso a la profilaxis para la prevención de la trasmisión perinatal del VIH.
1 Jan, 2010|
IPPF Happy, Healthy and Hot: A young person’s guide to their rights, sexuality and living with HIV
20 Dec, 2009|
WASHINGTON (WOMENSENEWS)--Ice was broken here in early December among three powerful groups of South Asian women. About 20 female parliamentarians, journalists and staff members of nonprofit groups in South Asia left Washington, D.C., with strategies they believed could reduce the current specter of women losing their homes after caring for spouses who died of AIDS, as well as aiding HIV-positive women who are unable to reach rural clinics and teens who aren't aware of how to prevent the infection. They were also carrying with them a loose agreement to work together within their region to sto
1 Dec, 2009|
Last month my second son, Jack, would have been 17 years old, were it not for AIDS. That’s how long ago that I learnt that I am HIV positive. I was 33. That means a third of my life has now been spent with my knowing that I share my body with this bug. How does that make me feel? Physically speaking, I am very healthy, You can see that just by looking at me. My CD4 count is 650 or so and last month I cycled 45 miles one day on holiday – and apart from a sore bum, felt just fine.