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
16 Nov, 2009|
La vida de los bebés de madres portadoras del VIH/SIDA depende de un cuidado adecuado.
9 Nov, 2009|
GCWA partner / women and health : WHO calls for action beyond the health sector to improve the health of girls and women
Despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies continue to fail to meet the health care needs of women at key moments of their lives, particularly in their adolescent years and in older age, a WHO report has found. Launching the report, entitled Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda, WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan called for urgent action both within the health sector and beyond to improve the health and lives of girls and women around the world, from birth to older age. "If women are denied a chance to develop their full human potential, including their p
7 Oct, 2009|
Men and Women in a marriage are expected to be faithful to each other. But is that the reality on the ground? Being faithful is just a fallacy among many men and women. Reports have shown that 40 to 60% of HIV positive persons have HIV negative spouses and these are at 10 to 12% HIV transmission risk per year (CeSSRA Public Lecture: March 6, 2009). More than 75% of Ugandans do not know their HIV status and only approximately 30% of couples have tested together.
13 Aug, 2009|
World / care and support: Salamander Trust launches HIV, Women and Motherhood, a multimedia project exploring the many and complex issues facing women living with HIV in relation to motherhood.
"HIV, Women and Motherhood" is a new Salamander Trust project, based on a Strategies for Hope venture into the world of audio documentation. This project, funded by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), explores the many and complex issues facing women living with HIV in relation to motherhood.
13 Aug, 2009|
The 2009 edition of the Cordaid HIV and AIDS Award on home based care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) is organised in cooperation with partners of the Caregivers Action Alliance’s (CAA) Organising Committee (Cordaid, HelpAge International Huairou Commission, VSO International) as well as the World YWCA. This award will high light leadership around strengthening home based care in responding to HIV and AIDS in the Global South. AIDS has changed the fabric of communities around the world and placed a burden on the lives of many people, especially women, older and young women and girls.
6 Apr, 2009|
In preparation for the June UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, for the first time in the 30 year history of AIDS, women from around the world to speak to the successes, challenges, and key lessons learned. Five key priorities were identified through the consultations: 1: Inclusive and holistic prevention, treatment, care, and support for women in all of their diversity 2: Solidarity 3: Gender equality 4: Safety 5: Education, including sexuality education Documents To read a global summary of the consultation, read the global priorities.pdf Summary fact sheets regional priorities - as
1 Jan, 2008|
UNICEF Women and AIDS Report, Malaysia
1 Jan, 2007|
NAM - HIV and Women
1 Jan, 2006|
GCWA Keeping the Promise: An Agenda for Action on Women (EN)
1 Jan, 2006|
GCWA Keeping the Promise: An Agenda for Action on Women (ES)