The goal of treatment, care and support is to reduce morbidity and mortality through universal access to comprehensive HIV/TB/STI treatment, care and support services and improve the quality of life for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Treatment, care and support in the context of HIV and AIDS encompasses a continuum of actions and interventions at various stages of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) including Pre-ART as well as special attention to TB/HIV co-infection and nutrition and psychosocial support. The continuum includes activities that are conducted primarily in static health facilities combined with outreach to sites that bring services closer to people as well as home and community based activities that support the individual patient and facilitate the work of health workers based in health facilities. The actions act synergistically to contribute to delaying the onset of illness following infection with HIV, slowing the progression of disease, preventing re-infection or transmission of HIV to others.