AIDS care

Programme Manager

Employer: 
Positive Women's Network
Closing Date: 
18 April 2014

The Positive Women's Network (PWN) is a nonprofit organisation committed to creating an environment in which people living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS are free from stigma and discrimination. This commitment is translated into the promotion of gender equality and equity, respect for human rights, mobilisation of resources for prompt access to AIDS care, support and treatment in order to restore dignity and improve the quality of life of infected persons.

HIV Nurse Advisor

Employer: 
Stellenbosch University: South to South Programme for Comprehensive Family HIV Care & Treatment (Tygerberg Campus)
Closing Date: 
5 October 2012

One-year contract appointment with possible extension
(Ref. TGB14/287/0912)

Duties:

World Health Organization sets out route map for scale-up of treatment as prevention

The number of people eligible for antiretroviral treatment will grow by around six million as a result of recent World Health Organization recommendations on the use of antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV transmission, Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, head of the WHO’s HIV department told the IAPAC Controlling the HIV Pandemic with Antiretrovirals:Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Evidence Summit in London.

A national audit of home and community-based care (HCBC) organisations in South Africa

Published by: 
AIDS Care Journal

Home and community-based care (HCBC) has emerged as a way to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those affected by the epidemic. HCBC organisations provide integrated services which address the basic needs of those infected and affected such as food, shelter, healthcare, protection from abuse and malnutrition. The main objective of the study was to conduct an audit of HCBC organisations in South Africa in order to provide the Government with empirical information on their existence, distribution, services and challenges. The primary approach to this task was to conduct a telephonic audit of organisations rendering HCBC services.

Retention of pre-ART patients poor in sub-Saharan Africa

More than two-thirds of people who tested positive for HIV but weren't yet eligible for treatment when diagnosed were lost from care, according to a systematic review of pre-antiretroviral (pre-ART) care in sub-Saharan Africa, published this month in PLoS Medicine.

Studies included in the review report a substantial loss of patients at every step of care, starting with patients who do not return for their initial CD4 count results and ending with those who do not initiate ARVs despite eligibility, according to Sydney Rosen and Matthew Fox of the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University, who conducted the review.

Strategies for Hope

Strategies For Hope aims to promote informed, positive thinking and practical action by all sections of society, in dealing with HIV and AIDS. The Strategies For Hope Series is a range of books, videos and a training package designed to disseminate information about practical strategies of HIV/AIDS care, support and prevention in developing countries

Country Director (Associate Research Scientist)

Closing date: Open until filled

The Country Representative is responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including strategy, budgets, implementation, and team management to ensure its success. As the lead representative of ICAP in the country, the CR ensures that all actions of the country team are consistent with ICAPs goals and in support of the Swaziland Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The Country Representative reports to the Program Director in New York.

Treatment Monitor: Focus on Human Resources

With the advent of cheaper drugs, the debates on systems factors affecting HIV/AIDS care are increasingly shifting to questions of how HIV services can be staffed in low-income settings. These debates are informed by a rapidly worsening human resource crisis, which is driven by a brain drain from low-income countries, increasing morbidity and mortality among health workers and rapidly increasing service demands.

3rd Priorities in AIDS Care & Treatment Conference

Following the extremely successful first two PACT Conferences, the third conference will provide an all-inclusive update on issues of provision of comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and treatment. The conference has two main tracks: clinical and support, with a major focus on long-term care and the National Strategic Plan (NSP). The PHRU supports the NSP and in order to assist government in achieving their goals, this conference will provide the opportunity for NGOs and government to interact on all aspects of comprehensive care.