A technical working group (TWG) is defined as an entity or group brought together by a common purpose and interest to work on specific activities or programmes. Group members work in the same field, expertise or profession and are all guided by specific terms of reference (TORs). The TWG should have a structured schedule of meetings (e.g. quarterly meetings) and allow for some ad hoc meetings when necessary. The group should also have clearly identified activities and roles and responsibilities.  

These guidelines to UNAIDS’ preferred terminology have been developed for use by staff members, colleagues in the Programme’s 10 Cosponsoring organizations, and ther partners working in the global response to HIV. Language shapes beliefs and may influence behaviours. Considered use of appropriate language has the power to strengthen the global response to the epidemic. UNAIDS is pleased to make these guidelines to preferred terminology freely available. It is a living, evolving document that is reviewed on a regular basis. Comments and suggestions for additions, deletions, or modifications should be sent to The boxed list (summary of preferred terminology) overleaf highlights the most important points that we recommend users follow. These guidelines may be freely copied and reproduced, provided that it is not done so for commercial gain and the source is mentioned.  

The ‘National Mobile HIV Services Guidelines’ outline among other approaches, the establishment of mobile Counselling and Testing (CT), Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services and enhancing linkages with other health within the framework of a continuum of care for HIV positive people It is hoped that these guidelines will provide guidance and help accelerate efforts towards universal access to CT, PMTCT and ART services by all Zambians. It will be periodically updated as management evolves with changing times, and as need dictate