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  1. 2016 high-level meeting on ending AIDS: fast-track to ending AIDS

    To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require countries to take a Fast- Track approach over the next five years. To ensure that global efforts are accelerated in this short window, the President of the United Nations General Assembly is convening a High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS from 8 to 10 June 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. At this meeting United Nations Member States will come together to draft a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. …

  2. Local government responses to HIV/AIDS: a handbook. A Handbook to support local government authorities in addressing HIV/AIDS at the municipal level

    This handbook has been written for local government authorities (LGA) mayors, councilors, advisors and officials that are interested in developing or strengthening local responses to HIV/AIDS. It provides information, examples, and illustrative tools (surveys, checklists, modules, etc.) that guide users through the steps of recognizing and publicly acknowledging the importance of addressing HIV/AIDS, assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the locality, and identifying key stakeholders to initiate and coordinate a Local Government (LG) HIV/AIDS Response Strategy. …

  3. Advocacy and communication strategies to support the national strategic plan for comprehensive and multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP II)

    The main platform for HIV/AIDS work in the coming years is the National Strategic Plan For Comprehensive and Multisectoral Response to HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP II). The approach outlined in NSP II includes seven strategies (Prevention; Comprehensive care and support; Impact mitigation; Effective leadership; Supportive legal and public policy environment; Increased information for policy makers and programme planners through monitoring, evaluation and research; Increased, sustainable and equitably allocated resources). …

  4. Responses to AIDS challenges in Brazil: limits and possibilities

    The general purpose of this survey is to register the roles carried out by different participants in the Brazilian response to the AIDS challenge. Such participants include the state at both the local and national levels, and international agencies as UNESCO, in particular. Above all, the survey intends to assess the impact of actions performed by civil society entities engaged in AIDS-related actions, mainly those supported by UNESCO and UNODC. This survey is a joint work by UNESCO/Ministry of Health National Program on STD and AIDS.

  5. Enabling Effective Responses HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Options for Human Rights-Based Legislative

    This report presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and ensuring that people living with HIV can continue to live useful and productive lives. …

  6. Cuenta$ Clara$, Amistades Eternas: Transparencia en todos los niveles, sectores y actores

    Boletín de la Red Nacional de Personas Viviendo con VIH y SIDA de Bolivia (REDBOL), sobre transparencia, presupuestos participativosáy acceso alámanejo de recursos para personas que viven con VIH. En la parte final describe actividades realizadas en 2008.

  7. Time to Act: HIV/AIDS in Asia

    HIV/AIDS is wiping out a generation in Africa and a similar tragedy is beginning to unfold in Asia. Asia may not be Africa, but the early warning signals are scary and clear. Africa's experience shows HIV/AIDS can destroy development gains of several decades and social composition of peoples in a single stroke.One of the key problems in combating HIV/AIDS, as this report notes, is the denial of its existence. …

  8. Social marketing: expanding access to essential products and services to prevent HIV/AIDS and to limit the impact of the epidemic

    Social marketing has become an increasingly popular way of addressing serious health issues in developing countries. By using traditional commercial marketing techniques, social marketing makes much-needed products available and affordable to low-income people. In the mid-80s, condom social marketing emerged as an effective tool against the spread of HIV/AIDS. This document defines social marketing, as well as highlighting the three key lessons learned in promoting condom social marketing. The document also discusses UNAIDS' role in social marketing.

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