Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for People Living with HIV and AIDS

  • Source:
  • WSP. 2007. Washington DC, Water and Sanitation Program.

  • Summary:
  • People living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) require safe water, appropriate sanitation, and hygiene practices more than most, but time limitations, economic constraints, lack of household toilets, and water scarcity have been among the barriers to converting knowledge into practice. Although NGOs and networks of PLHIV have started incorporating messages on safe water and hygiene practices into their efforts, the communication is inconsistent and not always comprehensive. Having found limited field studies that document the connection between water, sanitation, hygiene, and HIV/ AIDS, The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program-South Asia conducted a study among a segment of PLHIV in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The study was followed by national and state-level consultations to disseminate findings, build consensus, and develop strategies to mainstream water, sanitation, and hygiene safety messaging into care and support programs for PLHIV.

  • Keywords:
  • Evidence Base Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) Programming Guidance Sanitation/Feces Disposal
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