Topic » Integration: HIV/AIDS
Integrating sexual and reproductive health care with HIV programs increases people’s access to information and services that reduce sexually-transmitted infections (including HIV), unintended pregnancies, maternal and newborn deaths, and mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Because clients seeking HIV services and those seeking family planning services share many needs and concerns, integrating services enables providers to address them efficiently and comprehensively. Integration also assures that the reproductive health and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are addressed and respected. Improving access to reproductive health services, including contraception, is one of the most important interventions for effective HIV prevention, treatment and care. PAI is working to accelerate country demand for integrated health programs, providing support to in-country civil society organizations to start integration programs, and advocating to the Global Fund and other institutions, including the U.S. government, to prioritize integration in combating the spread of HIV.
PAI has launched the Tipping Point, a website that showcases the work PAI, its partners and other advocates are doing to improve access to reproductive health and maternal, newborn and child health through integrated programs and services. Visit the site.
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Say you’re living with HIV but married to someone who isn’t. When you go to the nearest clinic to get contraceptives, you probably also want to receive medication for your HIV. Your partner also wants to be routinely tested to … Continue reading
Originally posted on the Huffington Post Naomi Daka smiles and swings her arms, singing along with the other women in a back room of the Chawama Health Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. It’s the end of her weekly meeting of her … Continue reading
This policy brief looks at how the “integration” principle and the “country ownership” principle are applied to FP/RH and HIV/AIDS services and civil society engagement in the Global Health Initiative country strategies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. Continue reading
The Under One Roof storybook reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. www.under-1-roof.org
Under One Roof, a companion storybook to In One Place, reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting family planning, reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. Some travel long distances and spend hours waiting for services that are not routinely offered together. Others face stigma based on their HIV status. Young people face discrimination based on age. Some of these individuals are able to overcome these hurdles, others are not. Continue reading
Please join Population Action International for an open reception and photography exhibit featuring photographs from Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia highlighting HIV/ AIDS and reproductive health integration. Continue reading
Originally posted on Science Speaks With the conclusion of the international London Summit on Family Planning earlier this month, the global health community has shifted its focus to the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. It is exciting to see … Continue reading
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Integration means offering family planning, reproductive health and HIV services together at the same time and in the same facility. It is a client-centered, rights-based approach that improves lives for women and youth living with and at risk of HIV. Continue reading