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Standards for Quality HIV Care: A Tool for Quality Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation

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This report presents guidelines for assessing quality, improvement, and accreditation in caring for persons with HIV. The report explains the rationale behind establishing guidelines, their uses, the purpose of accreditation, and the key principles of the accreditation framework. It lists the major categories of standards for HIV care, describes how the model standards were selected, and explains how to begin using the standards in an HIV care site or organization. The minimum set of standards to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) and proposed standards are provided.

Introducing ARV Therapy in the Public Sector in Botwsana: Case Study

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This case report provides information on the way the government of Botswana responded to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. When the government realized that it could not handle the epidemic alone it formed partnerships such as the public-private partnership called the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS partnerships (ACHAP) with large international foundations and a pharmaceutical company to help support national coordination mechanisms, build sustainable capacity in health-care structure and systems, and to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy.

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating HIV/AIDS Care and Support

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This monograph defines programs for HIV/AIDS care and support and describes what a monitoring and evaluation system for HIV/AIDS should look like as well as presents indicators for monitoring and evaluation of these programs. It lists the components of HIV/AIDS care and support programs, and provides a monitoring and evaluating system called operations research. An example of an operations research study is included. The guide focuses on clinical aspects of care and support.

Guidelines for Effective Use of Data from HIV Surveillance Systems

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This monograph provides guidance on different ways HIV surveillance data can be used. It presents three major areas of data use: program planning, program monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy, with examples showing how to use the data in these ways. The monograph emphasizes that data should be of high quality, and focuses on the presentation of surveillance data. It provides ways to improve the effectiveness of data presentation such as the use of specific software that allows various types of presentations and visual effects.

Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment: Approaches to the Management of HIV/AIDS in Cuba: Case Study

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This report is a case study of Cuba’s response to HIV. The report presents the background information on Cuba’s initial response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the establishment of AIDS sanatoria from 1986-1993 for taking care of HIV positive persons, the institution of an ambulatory care system for HIV treatment of people who want to remain at home, and introduction of antiretroviral (ART) treatment in 1996. Cuba began producing its own antiretrovirals in 2001, and 100% ART treatment was achieved in 2003. The report lists the drugs and regimens used in Cuba and the criteria to initiate ART.

Un Enfoque de Salud Publica Para la Ampliacion del Acceso al Tratamiento Antirretrovirico (ARV): Carpeta de Informacion Para Administradores de Programas

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This monograph is a toolkit for planning and implementing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs in resource-limited settings by providing technical guidance on planning treatment programs. It lists the goals of an ARV treatment program as reducing illnesses and death due to HIV/AIDS, providing safe and effective treatment, working towards providing universal access to treatment, making the best possible use of resources, and integrating ARV treatment with other public health resources.

Une Approche de Sante Publique Pour Ameliorer L'Acces aux Traitements Antiretroviraux (ARV): Guide Pratique a l'Usage des Adminstrateurs de Programmes

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This monograph is a toolkit for planning and implementing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs in resource-limited settings by providing technical guidance on planning treatment programs. It lists the goals of an ARV treatment program as reducing illnesses and death due to HIV/AIDS, providing safe and effective treatment, working towards providing universal access to treatment, making the best possible use of resources, and integrating ARV treatment with other public health resources.

TB/HIV: A Clinical Manual

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This manual discusses the diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV coinfection. It gives background information on TB and HIV, presents a framework for effective TB control, discusses the diagnosis of pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB in adults and children, and of HIV in adults and children with TB.

Directives Concernant les Interventions Relatives au VIH/SIDA Dans les Situations d'Urgence

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This information kit presents guidelines for incorporating HIV response in emergency situations. An emergency is defined as a situation that threatens the lives and well being of a large number of a population, including natural causes such as hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes, and floods, or armed conflict. The monograph explains the reasons for including HIV interventions in that the conditions that exist in an emergency such as conflict, social instability, poverty, and powerlessness are also conditions that help spread HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

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