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  1. Step by step guide implementing the join-in circuit (JIC) on HIV, love and sexuality in Zimbabwe

    The Join-In Circuit on AIDS, Love, and Sexuality (JIC) is a behaviour change communication (BCC) tool which aims to raise awareness for and provide information about HIV, AIDS and reproductive health. The JIC empowers participants to make healthy choices and promotes uptake of health services. JIC was developed in 1992 for youth by the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as part of the national “Don’t Give AIDS a Chance” HIV prevention campaign. …

  2. Peer education - outreach, communication and negotiation. Training Module

    Behaviour change communication (which includes peer education and interpersonal communication) have a crucial role to play in STI / HIV control, because access to information, health education, knowledge and skills are essential for STI/HIV control. This training manual describes ways in which NGOs may design, deliver and manage training programmes for peer educators in specific and how to run an effective peer-education component in general. …

  3. Social mobilization for prevention and control of HIV and AIDS: behavioral change communication material development guideline

    This behavioral change communication material development guideline has been developed by the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) in collaboration with the Ethiopian health sector development partners working on communication in HIV. The document offers step-by-step guidelines for developing/producing accurate, useful, and action oriented behavioral change communication materials to meet the communication needs of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and support programs. The document is divided into three major sections. …

  4. Comunicación para el cambio de comportamiento (CCC) para el VIH/sida: Un marco de trabajo estratégico

    Este documento describe la estrategia de la CCC de Family Health International para el VIH/SIDA; y se ha desarrollado para ser usado por los donantes, socios, colaboradores y colaboradores potenciales. Describe los factores a considerar en la planificación de un programa de CCC, las estrategias y monitoreo, además de los desafíos a enfrentar.

  5. Cadena de Cambios: Un Modelo para Diseñar Programas de Cambio de Comportamiento con un Enfoque en VIH/SIDA

    Documento que describe una metodología para la elaboración de programas educativos llamada "Cadena de Cambios". En este caso está centrada en la educación para la prevención del contagio de VIH. Cadena de Cambios es una metodología que permite diseñar programas de prevención de tal manera que los/as participantes no sólo reciban información, sino que también ellos/as cambien su comportamiento o conducta de riesgo. La metodología se centra en una sola conducta, y está basada en una investigación sistemática de las determinantes de conducta con relación a una conducta esperada o específica. …

  6. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators

    Based on a rigorous and current review of evidence on sexuality education programmes, this International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education is aimed at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals. It has been produced to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based sexuality education programmes and materials. Volume I focuses on the rationale for sexuality education and provides sound technical advice on characteristics of effective programmes. …

  7. Effective Peer Education: Working with children and young on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS

    This toolkit was published by Save the Children in 2004. It presents the peer education as one of the solution for children and adolescents' needs on skills and information on how to protect their sexual and reproductive health and reduce their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS. The manual begins with an introduction and some recommendations for the toolkit. …

  8. Life Skills Approaches to Improving Youth's Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Life Skills Approaches to Improving Youth's Sexual and Reproductive Health is a small paper edited by the NGO Advocates for Youth in 2002. It presents programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. It provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world. …

  9. Understanding and challenging HIV stigma. Toolkit for action. Module J. Young people and stigma

    This document is part of a toolkit written for and by HIV trainers. It has been designed to help trainers plan and organise educational sessions with community leaders or organised groups. The toolkit consists in a collection of participatory training exercises to help people at all levels understand stigma - what it means, why it is an important issue, what its root causes are - and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination. The present document contains the Module J "Young people and stigma". …

  10. VIH/SIDA: guía para la cobertura periodística: América Latina;debates para la reflexión

    Seáproponen acciones más comprometidas del periodismo, donde la propia identidad deberá responder en todo tiempo a las abstracciones necesarias para el cumplimiento de la tarea. El periodista es parte fundamental en la construcción de democracia, en la redefinición de ciudadanía, en la formación de opinión, en la protección cultural, en la deliberación permanente para la constitución del bien público.

  11. HIV and AIDS terminology guide and glossary for English-Arabic users

    Stigma and discrimination remain a major fact for people living with HIV. However, despite agreement that stigma and discrimination must be overcome to turn the tide on the epidemic, communities and governments continue to struggle to protect people's rights and dignity. The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing one of the fastest growing epidemic rates in the world, yet stigma, denial and ignorance of HIV remain rampant. Language can shape public opinion, perception, attitudes and may influence behaviours. …

  12. How to create an effective communication project: using the AIDSCAP strategy to develop successful behavior change interventions

    The handbook guides you through the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) projects using a strategy developed by the AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project of Family Health International. The strategy is illustrated by the Communication Pyramid including the following components: risk factors, target audience, desired behaviour and attitude changes, initial planning, messages, communication channels and media, pre-testing, and interventions to reach the audience.

  13. How to conduct effective pretests: ensuring meaningful BCC messages and materials

    The handbook is meant to help field level planners and implementors conduct simple, effective pretests of BCC materials for HIV/AIDS prevention.

  14. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  15. HIV/AIDS Care and Support Projects: using behavior change communication techniques to design and implement care and support projects

    The handbook is meant to help organizations implement HIV/AIDS care and support projects using behaviour change communication techniques. The topics included in the handbook are: choosing care and support interventions; selecting target audiences; planning and designing care and support interventions; using effective communication approaches; meeting the training and education needs of staff, volunteers and target audiences; developing systems for supervision, support and monitoring of activities; influencing social norms; and other important care and support topics (e.g. …

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