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  1. Step up the pace: towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

    The West and Central Africa region has one of the world’s highest HIV burdens among children and adolescents, second only to that of Eastern and Southern Africa. Yet, due to its lower HIV prevalence rate, the epidemic has received less attention than in other regions. …

  2. Towards an AIDS-free generation. Children and AIDS sixth stocktaking report, 2013

    Focusing on the first and second decades of life, the Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, 2013: reviews the HIV burden among children and adolescents and the progress being made; identifies key strategies to accelerate access to HIV prevention, treatment, protection, care and support for children and adolescents; summarizes opportunities arising from recent scientific advances, new technology and emerging practice innovations; seeks to mobilize national and international efforts to keep children HIV-free and ensure that children living with HIV remain AIDS-free.

  3. National AIDS programmes: a guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people

    A guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people has been developed in collaboration with UNAIDS cosponsors and a wide range of other partners to provide an overview of core indicators that should be used at national level to monitor and evaluate programmes directed to HIV prevention among young people. …

  4. Guides nationaux de planification des programmes de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA

    Le Plan Stratégique National Multisectoriel de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA 2005-2009 consacre la multisectorialité comme stratégie clé de la réponse nationale, avec une place importante réservée á l'appui aux initiatives communautaires. Il s'agit de renforcer la capacité des communautés à apporter des réponses aux problèmes posés par le VIH et le SIDA, contribuant ainsi à la réduction de leur vulnérabilité tant au VIH qu'à l'impact du SIDA. …

  5. Securing our future. Report of the commission on HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa

    The Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA) was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to address the urgent and unique challenges posed by the multiple ways in which the HIV/ AIDS epidemic impacts upon development and governance on the continent of Africa. This report presents the findings, recommendations and action plan proposed by the Commission. It delivers eight key messages and recommandations: 1. There are multiple AIDS epidemics in Africa, 2. The epidemics in Africa reflect a strong gender disparity, 3. …

  6. 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.

  7. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  8. Community mobilization and AIDS

    Community-level action has played a major role in the global response to HIV/AIDS. It has proved essential to many components of a successful national response, most notably, awareness, prevention, policy and legal changes, impact alleviation, advocacy, family and community care and support.

  9. Sexually transmitted diseases: policies and principles for prevention and care

    This document outlines policies and principles for the prevention and care of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). It is designed to assist those who are involved in developing and implementing STD programmes. Although, it does not provide a detailed description of activities that may be used in the implementation of such programmes, some areas are highlighted in the Annexures to serve as models that can be adapted to local situations.

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