Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and support policies, strategies and guidelines
This indicator assesses whether national policies, strategies and guidelines have been developed for the multiple areas of care and support.
Number of policies, strategies and guidelines developed at the national level
Total number of areas of care and support
The following methods are recommended:
Interviews interviews will be conducted with manager(s) of national AIDS programme and/or other appropriate agencies responsible for policy on HIV/AIDS care.
Record reviews all documents will be requested from the relevant sources and the date of publication and revision will be noted.
Policy, strategies and guidelines should cover the following areas:
Testing and counselling for HIV
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and support strategy
National drug policy
National essential drug list
Antiretroviral combination therapy
Preventing the mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Blood safety, including blood transfusion services
Management and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
Monitoring and evaluation of care and support
Clinical HIV/AIDS management, including opportunistic infections
Support for orphans and vulnerable children
Prophylaxis for tuberculosis
Legal support for people living with HIV/AIDS
Geographic location: N/A
Pregnancy status: N/A
Time period: N/A
Type of orphan: N/A
Vulnerability status: N/A
This indicator focuses on measuring the extent to which such policies exist and does not attempt to assess their quality in terms of conforming to international or commonly agreed upon national standards. It also does not assess the distribution or usage at the implementation level.