The Aids Fonds New Call for Proposals on HIV drug resistance includes the full range of activities that can prevent and adequately address HIV drug resistance for participating patients. All interventions have to contribute to the quality of care of the patients involved. This call is particularly meant for innovative approaches. Interventions could be, but are not limited to, viral load monitoring, targeted resistance monitoring, adherence counselling and support, focused advocacy on the importance of HIV drug resistance or providing medicines with a lower risk of resistance. Activities can be part of programs in which antiretrovirals are used to prevent the transmission (earlier start of treatment) or acquisition (pre-exposure prophylaxis) of HIV.
Aim and objectives
- To support programmes that implement activities to prevent and adequately address HIV drug resistance in participating individuals.
- To support the introduction of improved regimens, avoidance of stockouts, and better procurement and supply management.
- To support better patient monitoring, including the use of viral load and resistance testing.
- To support the understanding of treatment options, access and stay in care, and adherence to treatment. Especially for people living with HIV who are asymptomatic
- To generate results that can be transferred beyond the context in which the programme takes place.
- To involve communities in creating a favourable environment for preventing and addressing HIV drug resistance
Eligibility criteria for applicants
- Funding will only be applied to registered organisations and not to individuals.
- Applicants must be non-profit and non-governmental organisations.
- Organisations should provide their latest annual narrative and financial report together with the application
- Organisations must have strong management and the capacity to formulate a proposal, to carry out the proposed activities and to effectively manage award funds
Programmes should take place in one of the following countries: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Thailand, Brazil, Botswana, Rwanda, Namibia or Lesotho. The deadline for submission is 1 September, 2012
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