This handbook aims to support NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups in developing countries that are providing treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS or are thinking of doing so. It is intended to help NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups to find practical ways to understand, plan and undertake work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment.
It is a resource that will help to:
• build practical skills among NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups by using participatory activities and sharing experiences;
• provide a training resource for NGO support programmes, training organizations and individuals;
• facilitate learning about the HIV/AIDS-related treatment work of NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups.
This handbook is not about the clinical management aspects of HIV/AIDS-related treatment. The handbook addresses the wider issues around HIV/AIDS-related treatment and what NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA groups will need to do if they become involved or want to become more involved. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNAIDS websites provide details of other publications for information on clinical management.