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.
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
In One Place shows why integrating family planning/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS is a priority for women and young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the voices of women in Zambia living with HIV, the film documents how separate health services can result in a range of missed opportunities, poor health outcomes and lost productivity. Continue reading
The International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington, DC from July 22-27, 2012. As part of The Integration Partnership, PAI will convene seven representatives from our country partners and will host three events during the conference Continue reading
Peter Nweke from Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) talks about how gender norms can affect women’s decision-making about reproductive health.
Chilambe Katuta from Youth Vision Zambia emphasizes the importance of community involvement in creating sustainability for integrated services.
Lucy Mvula from Alliance Zambia speaks about the importance of listening to people living with HIV and ensuring follow-up care.
When Adesi Tembo first visited the Bwafwano clinic, she went there simply because it was close to her home. She was pregnant and hoped to access prenatal care. But because Bwafwano is an integrated site, they routinely test all pregnant … Continue reading