World AIDS Day: Promising Practices

December 1 is World AIDS Day, the day on which we pause to think about the millions of people affected by the HIV pandemic. As the date approaches, we will post a series of entries focusing on our HIV and AIDS programs around the world. Some of the posts will be technical in nature, underscoring the scientific and programmatic foundations of CRS’ work.

In Promising Practices II, HIV and AIDS Integrated Programming, CRS highlights some of the most promising work from our HIV and AIDS projects in 15 countries. These projects integrate a variety of program activities, including food security (physical and economic access to nutritionally adequate food), livelihoods, prevention, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), treatment and care and support among others.

The second in a biennial series, Promising Practices II, along with Promising Practices I, highlights CRS’ belief “that the more effective responses to HIV and AIDS should holistically examine the needs of our clients and what holistic solutions are available to them. Every situation should respond to the local context and consider a holistic approach as defined by that context, no matter where the program is being implemented. By addressing HIV in a holistic, integrated manner, CRS believes that programs are likely to be more effective and sustainable.”

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