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Guidelines | July 15, 2010

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Considerations in Home-Based Care for People Living with HIV

This guidance document offers water supply and sanitation facility and hygiene promotion design considerations and recommendations intended to increase access to these facilities by people living with HIV. People living with HIV often require modifications to their water supply and sanitation facilities and hygiene practices to maintain good health. This guidance document is intended for home-based care practitioners serving people living with this disease as well as water and sanitation engineers and technicians tasked with providing community water supply and household sanitation systems.


  • Background
  • Phase I: WHO/USAID Country Assessments
  • Phase II: Consolidation of Current Thinking
  • Phase III: Integration of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene into HIV/AIDS Home-Based Care Strategies
  • Phase IV: Malawi Pilot Project
  • References and Additional Resources