AIDS is one of the most devastating global pandemics the world has ever faced. In the water and sanitation sector the direct concern is that over half of those infected by AIDS develop serious and chronic diarrhoea and other water-borne infections. Access to reliable, affordable and safe water and sanitation can significantly mitigate against some impacts of the disease and improve the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS.
The HIV/AIDS checklist for water and Sanitation projects is aimed at all professionals working within UN-HABITAT’s, water and sanitation projects. It is a reference guide on how to deal with the issues raised by HIV/AIDS in the project cycle and to help practitioners in the water and sanitation sector design appropriate HIV/AIDS strategies, components and indicators to respond to the pandemic.