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What is this resource about and who is it for?

What is this resource about?

The aim of this e-module is to enhance knowledge about HIV care among rehabilitation providers in Sub-Saharan Africa to help address the needs of people living with HIV.

What do we mean by “rehabilitation”?

In this resource, rehabilitation is defined as any service or activity that addresses or prevents body impairments, activity limitations, and social participation restrictions experienced by an individual.1

Rehabilitation is concerned not only with physical well-being, but also with mental and spiritual dimensions of health.

Who is this resource for?

This resource is primarily for rehabilitation providers practicing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rehabilitation providers include occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language therapists, and physiatrists.

Others who may benefit from this resource include:

  • other health and social service providers;
  • community rehabilitation workers, community health workers or home-based carers; and,
  • people living with or affected by HIV

A description of the many people who can provide rehabilitation for individuals living with HIV is provided in Section 1.5

1Worthington C, Myers T, O'Brien K, Nixon S, Cockerill R. Rehabilitation in HIV/AIDS: development of an expanded conceptual framework. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2005 Apr;19(4):258-71. PubMed PMID: 15857198. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15857198.