Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and HIV and AIDS: Opportunities for Integration

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  • WaterAid America.

  • Summary:
  • Access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is essential for the 33 million people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS. People living with HIV (PLHIV) have rates of diarrheal diseases up to six times higher than in those who are not infected, have greater need for hygiene that those whose immune systems are not compromised, and require good nutrition for antiretroviral therapy (ART) to work best. Partnerships with WASH programs have the potential to yield a range of benefits for PLHIV, improving health and protecting livelihoods.

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