Out of the Shadows: Recognising the contribution of caregiving to the HIV response

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Date(s) - 8 November
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


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Caregivers play an essential, but largely unrecognised, role in the response to HIV and AIDS. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 90% of care for people living with HIV is done in the home by family or community based caregivers. Caregivers are often unpaid, under supported and are predominately women and girls. Whilst there has been some recent recognition globally of the need to support caregivers, practices on the ground still vary widely.

This day-long seminar aims to share best practice, innovative programming and recent research on the contribution of caregivers to the HIV response, the unpaid burden of HIV care that falls on them, and initiatives to sustainably support caregivers to continue the care that they provide to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Presentations include:

  • -Out of the Shadows – an overview of the policy environment in relation to caregiving and HIV
  • -Improving HIV Care and Support Services: The Need for Better Monitoring
  • -What do we really mean by unpaid care and caregiving?
  • -Community Caregivers: The backbone of accessible care and support
  • -Global Estimates of the costs for caring, supporting and protecting OVC
  • -Crossing the Divide: Voices of grassroots caregivers and supporting organisations in determining adequate compensation and support
  • -Past Due: Remuneration and Social Protection for caregivers in the context of HIV and AIDS
  • -Scaling up support for Southern Africa’s caregivers through advocacy and policy implementation
  • -Difficult Decisions- ethical decision making within the children of key populations
  • -Developing conceptual frameworks for assessing and improving HBC in South Africa

The seminar will take place on Friday 8th November 9.30-5.00 in Central London and is being organised by STOPAIDS’ Care and Support Thematic Group. The seminar is open to all STOPAIDS members free of charge. Places are limited.

Please RSVP here.