Realize (formerly CWGHR) has developed several resources to support rehabilitation practitioners, clinicians and service providers who work with people living with HIV. We are also committed to sharing practice resources created by others when they serve to raise awareness of the intersection between HIV and disability, foster capacity-building for those who provide services to people living with HIV, and further our collective understanding of rehabilitation in the context of HIV and episodic disability.
The HIV and Disability section defines HIV as an “episodic disability” using the World Health Organization’s definition of disability and the ICF Framework.
The Best Practices section outlines realize’s ongoing work to identify ideal models of rehabilitation education and service delivery in Canada, and internationally.
The How Rehabilitation Can Help section explores the potential impact of physical, psychological and vocational rehabilitation on people living with HIV through a series of short case studies. It also introduces two popular realize resources designed to build capacity among providers of health and rehabilitation services for people living with HIV.
The Working with People with HIV section provides an overview of the unique mental health and social factors influencing the quality of life of people living with HIV. This section introduces tools for working with people living with HIV who might be experiencing depression.
The Research Priorities section describes The Canada-United Kingdom HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CUHRRC) and introduces key research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation.