Prevention

Welcome to the HIV prevention section for Malawi. While you look through the various toolkits and health communication materials that are currently being used in Malawi for HIV prevention strategies on this page, remember that while each program is unique, all share the one goal of reducing new HIV infections.

The HIV prevention programs in Malawi recognize the distinction between biomedical and non biomedical  interventions. They also take into account the combination prevention approach.   The biomedical HIV prevention programs include HIV testing and counseling (HTC), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Anti –Retro Viral Treatment (ART) and Pre- ART programs, Treatment and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), Blood Safety Program and the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). The non biomedical HIV prevention program largely encompasses the social and behavioural change programs. Most of the HIV biomedical prevention programs interface with the behavioral interventions through the design of effective tools and information media to promote uptake, adherence, and the general understanding of the important information for a particular program or intervention.
 
Specifically in this section, you will have the opportunity to look at different tools and health communication materials that are used in various HIV prevention programs i.e.HIV Testing and counseling, Behavior Change Interventions, Advocacy, IEC and Community Mobilization Condom Programming, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Prevention for Young People and the overall HIV Prevention strategy and HIV Prevention operational plan for Malawi. The documents available on this page are intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the HIV prevention programs for Malawi and current areas of focus.  Ideally, this willl eventually assist other program designers to focus in areas where there is less emphasis. Take your time in looking at these documents.  Together, they offer a comprehensive understanding of the different HIV preventions programs and interventions. If you have any suggested resources or want to post a comment or question, please contact the HIV and AIDS toolkit task force through the toolkit discussion board. You can also visit other Malawi HIV and AIDS websites i.e. National AIDS Commission, HIV and AIDS Unit, Malawi Bridge Project.

 

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