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Objective: Despite considerable advances in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, the burden of new infections of HIV and AIDS varies substantially across the country. Previous studies have demonstrated associations between increased healthcare spending and better HIV/AIDS outcomes; however, less is known about the association between spending on social services and public health spending and HIV/AIDS outcomes. …
Most states today have a policy requiring HIV education, usually in conjunction with broader sex education. Meanwhile, as debate over the relative merits of abstinence-only-until marriage versus more comprehensive approaches has intensified, states have enacted a number of specific content requirements. This brief summarizes state-level sex and HIV education policies, as well as specific content requirements, based on a review of state laws, regulations and other legally binding policies.
Rights. Respect. Responsibility.® is Advocates for Youth’s national, long-term campaign giving voice to a new vision of adolescent sexual health. These core values underpin Advocates’ vision of a society where adolescents are valued, public health policy is driven by scientific research, and sexuality is viewed as a normal and healthy part of being human, of being a teen, of being alive.
People engaging in risky behavior are at risk for contracting HIV infection. Health education programs in schools can reduce the prevalence of such behaviors among students. School policies on HIV can also protect the rights of HIV-infected students and staff and reduce the odds of transmission to others. This report analyzed School Health Profiles from 2006 across 36 states and 13 urban school districts in the U.S. …
Increasingly, HIV prevention efforts must focus on altering features of the social and physical environment to reduce risks associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. Community coalitions provide a vehicle for bringing about sustainable structural changes. This article shares lessons and key strategies regarding how three community coalitions located in Miami and Tampa, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico engaged their respective communities in bringing about structural changes affecting policies, practices and programs related to HIV prevention for 12-24-year-olds. …
This document is an analysis and report card from a gender perspective of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and lays out recommendations for the Strategy's implementation to improve all women's, including transgender women's, access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment consistent with the right to nondiscrimination, dignity, bodily integrity, and ethical treatment.
This document outlines key actions to be undertaken by the Federal Government in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
This document provides a roadmap to move the Nation forward in responding to the domestic HIV epidemic. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities needed to address HIV/AIDS in the United States, but is intended to be a concise plan that identifies a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy outlines top-line priorities. Additional details on the specific actions that the Federal Government will take to implement its part of the Strategy are included in a Federal Implementation Plan.
The handbook provides an overview of how to contribute to making policy an effective component of HIV/AIDS prevention.