Treatment Literacy/Introduction/how

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“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.