Category: HIV/AIDS

Animal husbandry and agriculture efforts toward programme sustainability

Bundibugyo District, situated on the western side of the Rwenzori Mountains, is one of the most disadvantaged districts in Uganda.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 35)

Antiretroviral Therapy and Nutrition

Technical guidance.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 13)

Bangwe Home Based Care Project in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 10)

Better Practice in Targeted Food Assistance

Summary of published report.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 12)

Changes in eligibility for specialised food for HIV positive adults

The US government HIV/AIDS office on the use of food in programming with PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) has changed policy with regard to food and nutrition programming.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 20)

Community Based Technology to Combat HIV/AIDS

Anew study on community based technology change to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa is underway, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. This project is being led by staff at Tulane University, with input from the Overseas Development Institiute (ODI).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 31)

Cotrimoxazole as a Prophylaxis for HIV Positive Malnourished Children

Summary of review.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 13)

Counselling on infant feeding choice: Some practical realities from South Africa

Avoiding transmission of HIV from mother to child after birth has become one of the greatest challenges in HIV prevention.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 27)

CSB versus fortified spread in wasted HIV infected adults in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 10)

Disparate responses to need in Southern Africa

Since 1993, Gaëlle Fedida has worked in humanitarian aid in a wide variety of countries, including Croatia, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and Afghanistan. Now based in Paris, she is in charge of the Food Aid Programme for MSF France operations.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 10)

Early Exclusive Breastfeeding Increases HIV Survival

Summary of published paper.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 9)

Early stages of a ‘Food by Prescription’ programme for HIV infected adults

As global interest in Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) has risen, their use has begun expanding beyond the realm of treating children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Of recent interest within the humanitarian community is the use of such products in treating malnourished adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 83)

Effect of Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding on Transmission of HIV-1

Summary of published clinical trial.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 3)

Examining the integration of Food by Prescription into HIV care and treatment in Zambia

There is increasing evidence that antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes and nutrition interventions are closely linked. Studies from sub- Saharan Africa have established that low Body Mass Index (BMI) at ART initiation is a significant predictor of early mortality and that malnutrition plays a substantial role in disease progression.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 31)

Fact Sheets on ARV Treatment for NGO/CBO Staff

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is developing a set of fact sheets and participatory tools to support community engagement for antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. .

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 31)

Food insecurity and mental health among community health volunteers in Ethiopia

Summary of published research.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 92)

Food security early warning systems in the Greater Horn of Africa

A review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 3)

Food Security, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in Relief and Development

Meeting report.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 33)

Full Recovery means more than Nutritional Recovery

Summary of published paper.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 9)

HIV and Infant Feeding: A Programme Challenge

Among the greatest programme challenges of recent years for United Nations agencies working in child health and nutrition, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, has been the prevention of transmission of the deadly HIV virus from mother to infant.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 15)

HIV and nutrition: recommendations for nutritional care and support

Summary of a review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 5)

HIV Transmission and Breast-feeding

Published paper.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 7)

HIV/AIDS and emergencies: analysis and recommendations for practice

Summary of a published review.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 10)

HIV/AIDS and Food Security

Summary of meeting.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 22)

HIV/AIDS and Food Security in Malawi

Malawi, a land-locked country in southern Africa that is prone to food shortages, is bearing the full brunt of the African HIV/AIDS pandemic, while also struggling to strengthen its democratic institutions after 30 years under an extremely repressive dictatorial regime.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 37)

HIV/AIDS and Humanitarian Action

Summary of published report.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 9)

HIV/AIDS Home Based Care in Zimbabwe

In this article, Hisham describes a home based care programme for people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, highlighting constraints as well as areas for further development.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 4)

HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Nutritional Care and Support

The second edition of the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) publication, HIV/AIDS: A Guide For Nutritional Care and Support1 , is now available, made possible through the support of the FANTA Project by the Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition and the Office of HIV/AIDS of the Bureau for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 30)

Impact of drought and HIV/AIDS on child malnutrition

Summary of published research.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 6)

Impact of HIV/Aids on Acute Malnutrition in Malawi

In Malawi, chronic malnutrition (stunting) is estimated at around 50%, although recent studies suggest this has increased substantially and, in some districts, is now around 65%. Rates of underweight are at 25% and acute wasting around 6%.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 18)

Impact of nutritional supplementation amongst PLHIV in Zambia

This article describes the impact of nutritional supplementation on people living with HIV/ AIDS, determined through a field study by CRS.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 25)

Infant feeding and HIV transmission

Summary of Published paper.

Issue 8, November 1999 (page 7)

Integrated Approach to Supporting Chronically Ill in Malawi

This article describes the evolution of Oxfam’s operations in Malawi, and touches on how Oxfam have been influenced by their regional experience of HIV/AIDS.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 21)

Integrating CTC and HIV/AIDS Support in Malawi

This article describes the research findings1 of the first phase of a two-part study in Malawi by Valid International, which is exploring how existing CTC programmes can be adapted in the context of HIV/AIDS.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 7)

Integration of CTC with strategies to address HIV/AIDS (Special Supplement 2)

Home-Based Care (HBC) is now seen as the way forward for caring and supporting People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and HIV affected households (30;31).

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 49)

Linkages between HIV/AIDS and food insecurity

A review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 6)

Local Resources for Supporting PLWHA

A series of publications have recently been developed to support those working with PLWHA, produced by the Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC), Kampala, Uganda.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 31)

Managing severe acute malnutrition in high HIV prevalence areas

Summary of research.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 7)

New FAO/WHO Manual on Living Well with HIV/AIDS

FAO and WHO have recently produced a manual on nutritional care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, called ‘Living well with HIV/AIDS’.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 15)

New variant famine in southern Africa

Summary of presentation paper.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 29)

New WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding

There has been significant programmatic experience and research on HIV and infant feeding since the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations on infant feeding in the context of HIV were last revised in 2006.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 30)

Nutritional support services and HIV in sub-Saharan African countries

On the basis of the latest WHO criterion for HIV treatment initiation (CD4 cell count =350 cells/mmÑ), anti-retroviral therapy (ART) was accessed by an estimated 37% of sub-Saharan Africans in need of ART by the end of 2009. A significant proportion of people living with HIV/AIDS in the region are simultaneously affected by nutritional deficiencies.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 32)

Nutritional Support Through HBC in Malawi

In common with other countries in southern Africa, the Malawian population is heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The most recent sentinel surveillance report1 revealed a national HIV prevalence level of 19.8% among antenatal care (ANC) attendants.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 38)

Operational study on SAM management in high HIV prevalence area

Summary of published research.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 12)

Participatory Approach to Food Security in Uganda

Plan is an international, non-governmental, child-centred development organisation without religious or political affiliation (see box for the basis of the organisation’s operations).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 40)

Patterns of body composition among HIV-infected, pregnant Malawians and famine effects

Few studies have examined maternal anthropometry and its predictors during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of HIV/AIDS. In resource-limited countries, exposure to inadequate dietary intake, frequent reproductive cycles, infectious disease, and demanding physical labour may alter women’s body composition dynamics during pregnancy compared to what is seen among women in countries where these stresses are mostly absent.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 24)

Pregnant women’s uptake of antiretroviral prophylaxis

Summary of published research.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 10)

Probiotics and prebiotics for SAM in Malawi

Summary of research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 10)

REACH OUT food assistance in Uganda

Kampala, the capital of Uganda, hosts a population of around 1.5 million people. Located close to the shore of Lake Victoria, the city is built on a number of hills, giving it a somewhat unplanned, scattered appearance.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 27)

Regional Consultation on Nutrition and HIV in South East Asia

A regional consultation on nutrition and HIV in South East Asia was held in Bangkok, 8-11 October 2007.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 18)

Rethinking Food Aid in the Face of HIV/AIDS

Summary of published paper.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 9)

Review of evidence of role of nutrition in HIV infection

Summary of published research.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 21)

Review of targeting methods in HIV programmes

Action Against Hunger (ACF) recently conducted a review of methods of targeting within HIV programmes.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 5)

Revisiting ‘new variant famine’ in southern Africa

Summary of published research.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 10)

RUTF use in adults in Kenya

Summary of meeting abstract.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 10)

School Feeding Programme in Zambia

This article describes the experiences of a school-feeding programme supported by the World Food Programme through Project Concern International (PCI).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 22)

South Africa HIV/AIDS Pandemic

This viewpoint is based on a series of meetings with key stakeholders in South Africa during Mary Corbett’s field trip earlier this year.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 33)

Support for PLWHAs in Malawi

This article is based on interviews with a number of individuals within the Ministry of Health, in particular Dr Michael O Carroll and Mrs Teresa Banda.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 32)

Targeting Vulnerable Households Within the Context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 44)

Three Ingredients of Success: Targeting Food Assistance in Western Kenya

WFP supports a project, Nutrition and Care of the People Affected by HIV/AIDS, implemented by the Government of Kenya, NGOs and community based organisations (CBOs), in Busia district in Western Kenya.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 40)

UN Draft Guidance on Programming

UNHCR and WFP have developed draft practical guidance on implementing programmes that incorporate both HIV/AIDS and food security/nutrition activities. The material is targeted at managerial and technical staff of the UN and cooperating partner agencies.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 30)

Understanding HIV/AIDS and livelihoods: new cluster analysis

Summary of published research.

Issue 30, April 2007 (page 9)

WFP HIV/AIDS Programming in Malawi

This article was written based on a WFP consultation to Malawi in February 2005.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 34)

WFP Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programming in Malawi

This article was written based on a WFP consultation to Malawi in February 2005.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 43)

WFP Recipients’ Weight Gain at Reach Out Clinic

This report outlines the weight progress of clients attending the Reach Out clinic of Mbuya parish clinic in 2002, who were receiving WFP food (see field article p28).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 5)

WHO Technical Consultation and Update on HIV and Infant Feeding

The Report of a Technical Consultation on Prevention of HIV Infections in Pregnant Women, Mothers and their Infants and Infant Feeding and an Update of recommendations1 is now available.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 17)

WHO Technical Report on Nutrients and HIV/AIDS

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report of a technical consultation on the nutrient requirements for people living with HIV//AIDS, carried out in March 2003, is now available.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 14)

World Health Organisation Admits Targets on AIDS Drugs May be Unrealistic

In its World Health report 2004, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that AIDS was the leading single cause of death among adults aged 15-59 around the world and that in 2003, three million people died of AIDS related diseases and five million became infected with HIV.

Issue 23, November 2004 (page 13)