Policy Analysis Tool: Increasing access to and uptake of treatment for women and girls
This policy analysis tool assists in the evaluation of policies relating to the area of increasing access to and uptake of treatment for women and girls. The overall score of this component is assessed in terms of the following two premises: firstly, National Strategic Plans (NSPs) must place emphasis on voluntary HIV counselling and testing as an entry point to services, including an emphasis on consent and confidentiality, and amend, if necessary, HIV testing policy frameworks to guarantee these rights; and secondly, NSPs must strengthen adherence and access to anti-retroviral treatment services for women and girls which can be accomplished through various interventions. This has been adapted from the “Framework for Women, Girls, and Gender Equality in NSPs on HIV and AIDS in Southern and Eastern Africa”. The original Framework is a collaboration of 19 organizations.
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