A continuum of care for PLHA is an essential element of any care and treatment programme. Community programmes supporting PLHA need to be closely linked with CTCs at the facility level and include:
Home based care.
Basic support, such as food, hygiene and shelter.
Secondary support for adherence to a long term treatment.
Access to VCT
Community education in ART fundamentals.
Promotion of PLHA support groups
Each facility delivering Care and Treatment services should be encouraged to develop a plan to link with and support community organizations dealing with community based care.