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HIV/AIDS Services (Home Based/ Community Based Care) Print E-mail

Home-based community based care (HBCBC) 

The Department provides funding and support to organizations that offer a range of services to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. These organizations provide Home-based/Community-based care services to ensure that the basic needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) are met. 


The services provided include:

1. Care, counselling and support to people living with HIV/AIDS.

2. Provision and distribution of condoms.

3. Addressing the needs of child-headed households.

4. Linking families and caregivers with programmes that address poverty

5. Providing food parcels and food supplements.

6. Establishing support groups and promoting information sharing.

7. Providing trauma and therapeutic counselling.

8. Encouraging PLWAs to maintain memory books, family stories and personal articles,    as well as to draw up wills

9. Providing information to improve access to social, educational, housing, material and    healthcare services.

10. Encouraging young people, women and men to become involved in the fight against     HIV/AIDS.

11. Identifying and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

12. Voluntary confidential counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV.

13. Comprehensive mother to child prevention (MTCT), including short course      antiretroviral therapy and breast milk substitutes.

14. Identifying and managing opportunistic infections, including TB.

15. Providing effective anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs)

16. Providing palliative care including home based care (HBC) programmes. 



  • Children, youth, women, older persons and people with disability.
  • HIV/AIDS-infected and affected groups
  • People living with HIV/AIDS and their families
  • Child-headed and adolescent-headed households
  • Households headed by older persons and orphans 









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