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Africa Praying: A Handbook on HIV/AIDS Sensitive Sermon Guidelines and Liturgy | Edited by Musa W. Dube | World Council of Churches | This resource provides a series of sermon guidelines and prayers applicable to various situations that are sensitive to HIV/AIDS. 

Every Mother Every ChildFaith Partnerships | Supporting the UNAIDS/UNICEF/PEPFAR Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive | May 2013 | This document describes actions faith communities can take to support the realization of an AIDS-free generation. It was drafted by a working group of members and friends of CCIH with technical support from UNAIDS. 

Edith and Tom Welty | 2011 Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation |  Profile of the work of CCIH members Edith and Tom Welty and the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the impact their work has had in helping to save thousands of lives.

Faith and Stigma on the Fast Track: A Framework for Taking Action | 2016 | Dr. David Barstow and Lyn van Rooyen | Based on many years of experience working with faith communities on issues of stigma, the authors present a framework for taking action in support of UNAIDS 90-90-90 Fast Track targets for the year 2020. The authors conclude that reaching the targets will require substantial scaling up of stigma reduction initiatives at local faith communities.

Faith Communities Engage the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward | 2007 | Berkely Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University | This report is designed to illuminate the role that religious actors play in global development, and particularly the HIV/AIDS crisis.

A Firm Foundation | The PEPFAR Consultation on the Role of Faith-based Organizations in Sustaining Community and Country Leadership in the Response to HIV/AIDS | 2012 U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Interfaith Health Program, Emory University

Fixing a Broken Link | 2013 | Christian Health Association of Kenya This 20-minute video documentary shows how empowering people living with HIV/AIDS with knowledge of their basic human rights can lead to a marked improvement in health outcomes.

Opportunities for HIV/AIDS Christian Ministry from Universal Antiretroviral Therapy, Treatment as Prevention, and the Care Continuum | 2015 | Cynthia Calla, MD, MPH, Executive Director, LifeRise AIDS Resources | This paper addresses expanded opportunities for HIV/AIDS Christian ministry in poor countries proceeding from three strategies: 1) Universal Antiretroviral Therapy (ART): the goal to place every HIV-infected person on ART regardless of CD4 count; 2) Treatment as Prevention: reliance on viral suppression from ART to decrease transmission of HIV; 3) Care Continuum: the steps to stable treatment from diagnosis of HIV to viral suppression. By joining these strategies, the church can play a significant role to bring lifesaving ART to all HIV-infected people in the world to improve their health; decrease transmission of HIV to low levels; and eradicate HIV country by country through taking a national approach. 

Option B+ Pocket Guide | Pocket Guide for Implementation of Option B+ in Antenatal Clinics, Labour and Delivery Room and in the Postnatal Services (Postpartum Ward and Infant Welfare Clinic) | Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services | Option B+ is a strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV by putting all HIV-positive pregnant women on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as soon as they are diagnosed, regardless of CD-4 count.

The following resources are intended to help organizations implement Option B+ in clinical settings.

Option B+ Training Manual

Option B+ Acknowledgement and Group Discussion Guide

Option B+ Assessment of Unmet Family Planning Need

Option B+ Counseling Parents or Guardians on PCR Results

Option B+ Job Aid Card for Working with HIV-Exposed Infants

Option B+ Job Aid for Working with Women Presenting for MCH Services

Option B+ Key Adherence Messages for Patients Before Starting ART 

Option B+ Poster for Peer Educators

Option B+ Dosing Chart for PMTCT

Option B+ Key Points for Facilitated Discussions of Prenatal Groups


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