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close this bookRefugees and AIDS - What Should the Humanitarian Community Do? (WCRWC, 2002, 36 p.)
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View the documentChecklist for monitoring HIV/AIDs - Prevention and Care Activities
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Checklist for monitoring HIV/AIDs - Prevention and Care Activities

Monitoring of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Activities in Refugee Settings

Score Guide:

0 = no activities being implemented
1 = small amount of activities
2 = moderate amount of activities
3 = comprehensive activity/program in place

NI = No information available
Y/N = yes or no

Place: _________________________________

Population: ____________________________

Activities/Situation

Current Situation

Plan for Improvement

A. Basic Information



1. Prevalence of HIV in Country of Asylum



2. Prevalence of HIV in Country of Origin



3. Policies on HIV available?



B. Human Rights Issues



1. Human rights of PLWAs* in jeopardy?



2. Confidentiality ensured?



3. Mandatory testing prohibited?



C. Prevention of HIV



1. HIV blood safety (testing for safe blood transfusion)



2. Universal Precautions



3. Condom promotion and distribution



4. HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns



5. Behavioral change programs



C. Prevention of HIV (continued)



6. Youth-specific programs



7. STI case management and partner tracking



8. HIV/AIDS integrated in school curriculum



9. Programs for “risk groups”



10. Voluntary Counseling and Testing



D. Care of HIV/AIDS



1. Treatment of opportunistic infections



2. Home-based care



3. Counseling and support of people with HIV



4. Mother-To-Child Transmission



5. ARV treatments



E. Monitoring of HIV



1. Sentinel surveillance (pregnant women)



2. Surveillance of HIV/AIDS-related mortality



3. STI incidence (within expected range)



F. Coordination and Networking



1. Active member in UN Theme Group



2. Other networks?



* PLWA - People Living With AIDS

Notes:


This document was produced by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children under the auspices of the Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations.

The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children seeks to improve the lives of refugee women, children and adolescents through a vigorous and comprehensive program of public education and advocacy. The Women's Commission is the only organization in the United States dedicated to speaking out solely on behalf of women, children and adolescents uprooted by war, violence or persecution. www.womenscommission.org

The Women's Commission coordinates the Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium, a group of seven agencies that works to increase access to a broad range of quality, voluntary reproductive health services to refugees and displaced persons around the world. www.rhrc.org

The Inter-agency Working Group, formed in 1996, is made up of 30 UN, NGO, government and academic institutional partners. It meets annually to work on expanding and strengthening the provision of quality comprehensive reproductive health services in refugee and refugee-like settings.

This project was supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (www.unhcr.ch) with funds from the UN Foundation, and the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.