Women’s Economic Empowerment and HIV

The factsheet draws out connections between the disproportionate impact of HIV on women, gender inequality and economic empowerment. Using case studies from STOPAIDS members, the factsheet highlights the importance of meaningfully involving women, addressing structural barriers, transforming gender norms, closely involving the wider community, funding existing community groups to ensure sustainability.

Adolescents and Young People and HIV

This factsheet takes a life course approach and considers how biological, behavioural, social and structural factors during adolescence and early adulthood influence HIV outcomes and effective HIV programming strategies.

Sex Work, HIV and Human Rights

With examples drawn from our membership, this factsheet looks at how INGOs can work effectively to partner sex workers and reduce rates of HIV.

HIV Co-infections
This factsheet highlights the barriers that prevent equitable access to innovative and quality-assured medicines for some selected HIV co-infections.

HIV and failing states
This factsheet explores the linkages between HIV and failing states, and how poor infrastructure present increased problems for the global HIV response.

In this consensus paper, STOPAIDS members call for an ambitious framework including an outcomes focussed health goal and targets aiming to end all HIV related deaths, prevent any new HIV infections, and eradicate all stigma and discrimination by 2030.

Stocktake of DFID’s work on key populations, July 2014. Entitled “Increasing DFID’s contribution to Addressing HIV among key populations” and building on our earlier critique of DFID’s position paper on HIV and AIDS, the report makes a series of recommendations about how STOPAIDS members believe DFID can work more effectively to advance the rights of communities who are disproportionately affected by AIDS, notably men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.

Report: Children Affected by AIDS Working Group Seminar – highlights, challenges, recommendations
A one-day seminar was held on 3rd April 2014 to mark 10 years of work by the STOPAIDS Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (CABA) working group. Despite encouraging global progress in promoting and protecting the rights of children and young people living with or affected by HIV, worrying gaps remain. Participants and presenters from across the international development, HIV and global health sectors identified various recommendations for priority action.

Evaluating advocacy: STOPAIDS’ role in the UK’s £1billion commitment to the Global Fund
STOPAIDS has spent a large part of its time over the last three years campaigning for an increase in the UK’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In September 2013, the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, announced a better-than-doubling contribution of up to £1billion. We commissioned an independent consultant, with funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, to critically assess STOPAIDS’ contribution to this success. Download the report here.

Harm Reduction and HIV
This factsheet explores harm reduction, effective interventions and outlines recommendations for the UK government. Harm reduction aims to reduce the health and social harms associated with drug use through a range of interventions and has been shown to be cost effective in preventing HIV infection among people who inject drugs.

Livelihoods and HIV
This factsheet explores to linkages between HIV and livelihoods, and provides recommendations on effective integration of HIV and livelihoods programmes.

WASH and HIV factsheet
This factsheet aims to explore the connections between water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), HIV and AIDS, and provide recommendations on how HIV interventions can integrate WASH into their programming (2013)

Care and Support Indicators Piloting Project: Final Report
This report is the culmination of a two year project pilot testing care and support indicators in two Southern African countries to ascertain their quality, relevance and effectiveness (2013)

How can we monitor progress in providing HIV-related care and support?
This paper uses the results of the care and support indicators piloting project to recommend indicators that can be used to successfully monitor HIV care and support services (2013)

Violence Against Women and HIV fact sheet 
This fact sheet explores how violence against women and girls increases vulnerability to HIV, why women living with HIV face violence, and current interventions to address violence (2013)

Palliative Care and HIV fact sheet
This fact sheet sets out to explain what palliative care is, the relationship between HIV, AIDS and palliative care, and information on access to pain drugs as a barrier to effective palliative care provision. (2013)

Investing In Communities Achieves Results
Before the scale-up of the international response to the AIDS pandemic, community responses in developing countries played a crucial role in providing services and care for those affected. This study is the first comprehensive, mixed-method evaluation of the impact of that response. The evaluation finds that community response can be effective at increasing knowledge of HIV, promoting social empowerment, increasing access to and use of HIV services, and even decreasing HIV incidence, all through the effective mobilization of limited resources. (2012)

Why Stop Now?
Huge progress has been made since HIV was first identified over 30 years ago. A tipping point in the epidemic is now within our reach. We need a blueprint for UK leadership in achieving a generation where no one dies of AIDS, no one newly acquires HIV, and where the rights of all people living with HIV are upheld. (2012)

Positive Gains: Promoting Greater Impact on Health Through HIV and AIDS Programming
This policy paper identifies the HIV response as one of the most successful and innovative of recent global movements, with the potential to champion a more integrated and collaborative response to global public health issues. (2012)

RAISE the bar
This document shows how addressing the need for family planning is integral to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6, especially in ensuring dual protection for the prevention of unintended pregnancy and HIV transmission, including vertical transmission; and also directly contributes to the achievement of MDGs 3, 4 and 5. (2012)

Fighting TB/HIV Co-Infection: Realising Commitments Through Integrated Programming
The policy paper considers the impact of TB/HIV co-infection and the essential role that integrated services provide. It seeks to highlight the rationale for integration and also explore the opportunities and challenges that exist to promoting greater integration. (2012)

Past Due: Remuneration and Social Protection for Caregivers in the Context of HIV and AIDS
The policy paper considers who caregivers are and the impact that their work has – at a personal, community and global level. Most importantly, the briefing suggests models of remuneration that donors, national governments and programmatic NGOs can use to compensate caregivers for the work that they provide. (2012)

Girls and Women: Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into DFID’s Strategic Vision
The policy paper considers how policy makers could better ensure that their efforts to promote gender equality in their work achieve positive changes to address the HIV epidemic. The short-term aim of this paper is to provide evidence and learning on the linkages between HIV and AIDS and the DFID Strategic Vision for Girls and Women including how this could practically and usefully be reflected in both policy and programming. (2012)

Value for Money for the community based response to HIV and AIDS
This meeting brought together experts on Value for Money (VfM) methodologies as well as donors and programme managers to debate and assess costing, measurement challenges and use of VfM data related to the community based response to HIV/AIDS. The aim was to structure these VfM discussions around the UNAIDS Strategic Investment Framework, with the emphasis of community mobilisation as a critical enabler. The meeting also enabled a series of costing and cost-benefit methods to be critically assessed and tested for their applicability in addressing the challenges identified. (2011)

Working Group Briefing Paper: Combination Prevention
The paper outlines an approach to HIV prevention: “a package of prevention interventions – combination prevention – tailored to local epidemiology is the only effective way of tackling the spread of the epidemic.” The Prevention Working Group of the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development. (2011)

The UK Civil Society Contribution to Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support – A Stocktake
The stocktake highlights the UK civil society contribution to the global response to HIV. Featuring the work of many Consortium member agencies – it articulates the strengths and comparative advantage of the UK civil society response, assessing gaps and challenges and where accelerated effort is needed to sustain and improve the HIV response. It was prepared to coincide with the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS 2011 and with the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Consortium. (2011)

Care and Support: the Forgotten Pillar
This document focuses on the the provision of care and support in resource-poor countries. It highlights where care and support is provided and who is involved, what the need is for care and support and its effect. It looks at the links between care and support and other elements of the HIV response. Above all this document aims to clearly demonstrate why care and support are fundamental to a successful response to HIV and in addressing broader health and international targets such as the Millennium Development Goals. (2011)Insights: Evaluation of the Community Response to HIV and AIDS
Some of the initial finding of the World Bank’s evaluation. The final findings will be presented in a seminar on February 15 and 16. (2010)

Keeping Faith Report
Produced to coincide with the Consortium’s 2011 meeting at Lambeth Palace, Keeping Faith is a confident assertion of the contribution made by faith-based organisations (FBOs) to the challenges of combating stigma and increasing access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The reports shows FBOs are listening and responding to the concerns of the wider community committed to the fight against HIV and AIDS, and celebrates the unparalleled access to many of the key populations most affected by the HIV pandemic. It goes on to look at the risks associated with value-for-money approaches. (2011)

“Faith-based groups do not have the option of closing down the project, office, disposing of the land-cruisers and heading for the airport. Faith is not a project. It is a way of being, living and doing. As a result, faith-based groups have a presence in communities long before donors arrive. Sometimes they are the only point of call long after the money has run out.” Extract from the introduction to the report.

HIV Care and Support Roadmap to Achieving Universal Access to HIV Care and Support by 2015
The Roadmap begins with the latest UNAIDS definition of comprehensive care and support and is followed by an accompanying set of programming principles for care and support that have been developed by the Care and Support Working Group of the Consortium in consultation with the TAG advisory group. (2011)

Report of the Care and Support Conference 
Care and Support Working Group (2010)

3 Country Case Studies on Care and Support 
Care and Support Working Group (2010)

The Essential Role of HIV Care and Support in the ART Era 
Care and Support Working Group (2010)

How is Care and Support Being Addressed in the Global AIDS Response?
Care and Support Working Group (2010)

Standards-Based Assessment of UNGASS HIV/AIDS Care and Support Indicators
Care and Support Working Group (2010)

HIV and Health Systems Strengthening: Opportunities for achieving Universal Access by 2010 (PDF)
Stop AIDS Campaign (2008)
Discusses the relationship between “vertical”, disease-specific health responses and “horizontal” health systems strengthening efforts, with a particular focus on the HIV response.

Stop AIDS Campaign Response to the UK Government’s Global AIDS Strategy 
The Stop AIDS Campaign response to the UK government’s 2008 AIDS strategy ‘Achieving Universal Access- the UK’s strategy for halting and reversing the spread of HIV in the developing world.’ (2008)

What do we really mean by ‘HIV Care and Support’? Progress towards a comprehensive definition 
Care and Support Working Group (2008)

Gender and HIV and AIDS
Gender Working Group Briefing Paper (2008)

Delivery and Accountability at the 2008 G8 Summit Keeping the promise of Universal Access by 2010 
The Stop AIDS Campaign (2008)

Financing the AIDS Strategy 
The Stop AIDS Campaign (2007)
Policy paper produced to influence the development of the UK Government’s, Department for International Development (DFID), new HIV and AIDS Strategy.

Working Group on Orphans and Vulnerable Children Briefing on DFID’s Revision of Taking Action 
Working Group on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2007)
Outlines 5 priority recommendations for the UK Department for International Development.

Policy Briefing: Strengthening Health Systems to Achieve Universal Access to HIV & AIDS Services 
Stop AIDS Campaign (2007)

Civil Society Involvement in Rapid Assessment, Analysis and Action Planning (RAAAP) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
An Independent Review by Louisa Gosling. Published by the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development (2005)