Adapting WHO normative HIV guidelines for national programmes

Essential principles and processes

Publication details

Editors: WHO; Department of HIV/AIDS
Number of pages: 108
Publication date: July 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241501828



This guide defines the principles of adaptation promoted by WHO and outlines a generic framework for the process of adapting HIV guidelines for national programmes. It does not provide full guidance on developing an operational plan, but does offer suggestions for strategic planning (or re-planning) for the national response to HIV. In addition, the document contains an annex of case studies. These are country examples that highlight specific elements of the adaptation and implementation of the five recently revised HIV guidelines.