Welcome to the treatment section.
SAfAIDS is working with local and international partners to bolster HIV prevention efforts in Swaziland with a focus on treatment as prevention. Under the MaxArt-For Better Health and Zero New HIV Infection project, SAfAIDS works with community based organizations, government traditional and political leaders to mobilise communities to take the lead, know their HIV status and get treated.
It is important to learn your HIV status, to know if you are HIV positive or HIV negative. You should go for an HIV test, where you’ll also get pre-test
Here is a Treatment Roadmap for Swaziland.
What you can do during your TB treatment
- Ask your health services provider about eating healthily while you are on TB treatment. Eating a balanced diet will help your body make best use of the TB medicines, so that you get stronger faster
- Identify someone to be your treatment buddy and assist you to take your medicines every day
- Keep going to the clinic for your follow up visits as instructed
Click on the link below for more information
Advocacy and Communication Strategy to Support the Implementation of Revised ART, PMTCT and Infant Feeding Guidelines in Zimbabwe, MoHCW, SAfAIDS, 2010
Advocacy and Communication Strategy to Support the Implementation of Revised ART, PMTCT and Infant Feeding Guidelines in Zimbabwe, WHO, 2010 - Keeping Up With the World Health Organization: Adopting New Treatment Guidelines
Namibia National Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy, Second Edition, April 2007, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Directorate of Special Programmes
HIV and AIDS & Treatment Literacy: Namibia Survey 2008: Main Report, July 2009, FHI et al.
The aim of the HIV and AIDS and Treatment Literacy (HTLS) Survey 2008 was to gather information from health care workers (HCW's), people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), and children of HIV positive HIV and AIDS support group members, on HIV and AIDS-related issues for the purpose of project planning. The PLWHA sample included HIV-positive members f the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Quantitative data was athered on a range of issues including diagnosis and provision of treatment, access to and means of conveying information on ART, adherence to treatment, discrimination by HCWs, disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners, condom use, PLWHA having children, the concept of “Positive Living”, and social support for HIV positive individuals. Quantitative survey work was carried out during October/November 2008. Five focus group discussions with children of HIV positive HIV and AIDS support group members were held during October 2008. A key objective was to learn more about children whose parents are HIV positive, and who may also be infected themselves such as their level of awareness concerning their own and/or their parents’ status, as well as their own priorities and concerns.
This study was commissioned and supported by Family Health International/FABRIC , NawaLife Trust, Positive Vibes, the Social Marketing Association, and The Rainbow Project in Namibia.