|HIV Treatment Literacy|
|Learn the science of HIV and the various treatment options|
|Introduction||What is treatment literacy? | Effects of lack of treatment literacy | Community Empowerment|
|Information needs||Counseling, testing & treatment awareness | Prevention & Treatment | Anti-retroviral drugs | Adherence | HIV Nutrition & Health | Stigma, discrimination & human rights|
|Resources||Conferences | Teaching materials | Relevant Websites|
|Work in progress, expect frequent changes. Help and feedback is welcome. See discussion page.|
COMMUNITY AND EMPOWERMENT
“The link between education and treatment can best be described as a new social contract: the clinics provide effective HIV/AIDS care and life-saving treatment, ant the community breaks the silence, fights stigma and discrimination, and through education, promotes understanding and prevention” (WHO, 2003).
Information needs to be communicated
- Through multiple and adapted formats and channels
- In all places where ART is introduced
- So that communities become “treatment literate”.
Individuals and families not only need to understand treatment and be able to support and care for people taking anti-retroviral drugs, they must also be “Empowered citizens”.
- Introduction to Community Empowerment: : A facilitated online survey course that provides an overview of the Community Empowerment guidelines for mobilizers. The course will assist moblizers in planning and implementing community-based projects.