IASC Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions in Emergency Settings, 2003

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The IASC guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions aim to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to address the special needs of people living with HIV in emergency situations, and emphasize the minimum required actions needed to manage HIV/AIDS in the early phase of emergency situations. The guidelines are applicable in any emergency setting, whether the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is high or low.   This document consists of four parts: 1. Part one introduces the rationale for specific HIV/AIDS interventions in complex emergencies2. Part two describes the context of addressing HIV/AIDS in emergency settings, such as risk of transmission, people living with HIV, preparedness and response and groups at risk 3. Part three provides basic principles to follow when working on HIV/AIDS issues and a matrix for partnership guidance on how to respond to HIV/AIDS in emergencies. The Matrix is divided into three parts: emergency preparedness, minimum response, and comprehensive response4. Part four describes specific guidelines on intervention in the sector of coordination