This review from Comic Relief, UK Sport and the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation considers HIV/AIDS sport initiatives from South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia and Malawi.
Background and aims of the study
Comic Relief’s International Sport for Change programme and UK Sport International undertook to jointly review the range of approaches and methodologies being employed in child and youth-centred HIV counselling and testing (HCT) in Sport for Development programmes; including a focus on questions of ethics and good practice. Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) was contracted to conduct the review study on behalf of Comic Relief and UK Sport.
The broad aim of the study is to critically analyse and provide recommendations on the use of HCT in Sport for Development (SfD) programmes, with an emphasis on the effective prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. This includes a review of the use of sport as an entry point to HIV-prevention behaviour change and health care, with a particular focus on promotion and use of HIV counselling and testing by SfD programmes.