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Getting to “Stigma-Free” HIV Services in St. Kitts and Nevis: Rolling-Out an Intervention Package for Health Facilities
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Author(s): Health Policy Project

Primary Language: English

Date: 10/18/2013


St. Kitts and Nevis is implementing an intervention package to achieve “stigma-free” HIV services. This brief summarizes the results from a survey of health facility staff to inform the intervention, and review of these data in a participatory workshop with health sector stakeholders. The National AIDS Programme is leading the implementation effort with technical support from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP). The package includes: a comprehensive survey of all health facility staff; training for health staff and NGO leaders on stigma reduction in health facilities; development of policies and facility Codes of Conduct to reduce HIV stigma; routine monitoring of stigma and discrimination; and where possible, tracking progress on treatment adherence and uptake of testing, treatment, and prevention. The package is part of a regional initiative led by the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) and facilitated by HPP and UWI to apply a jointly agreed framework for effective stigma reduction in health facilities.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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