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  1. ACT! 2015 Advocacy strategy toolkit

    A practical toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 agenda through national advocacy.

  2. Approaches to gender and sexuality: responding to HIV. Report of the findings of a survey amongst Alliance linking organisations

    Gender and sexuality have long been recognised as key factors affecting the dynamics of the HIV epidemic. Issues vary across communities and countries, but power imbalances, harmful social norms, violence and marginalisation affect women, men, girls, boys and transgender people across the world, limiting their ability to prevent HIV infection. There are a growing number of HIV and broader health initiatives that not only highlight gender issues, but also aim to change harmful norms and practices. These are called "gender-transformative" approaches. …

  3. In a life: linking HIV and sexual and reproductive health in people's lives

    Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV recognizes the vital role that sexuality plays in people's lives, and the importance of empowering people to make informed choices about their lives, love and intimacy. The real-life stories in this publication reflect the core characteristics and values that IPPF aims for in linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV: evidence-informed programming, a recognition of vulnerability and the full protection of rights. …

  4. Sexuality and HIV education: time for a paradigm shift

    While we have learned a good deal about effective sexuality and HIV education, we can do much better. Several areas of research suggest that it is time to develop and test a "social studies" approach to sex and HIV education - one that starts earlier and fosters critical thinking skills, gender equality, and human rights. Such an effort may have important lessons for improved sexual and reproductive health outcomes and contribute to other aspects of young people's preparation for active, informed participation in civil society.

  5. Youth sexuality: confronting HIV/AIDS

    Los jóvenes y el VIH/sida en América Latina. Descripción general de su situación y las políticas que sugiere la International Planned Parenthood Federation para, junto a ellos, responder a la epidemia de VIH/sida. Se describen también enfoques y acciones realizadas por esta organización.

  6. A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

    Starting in recent proposal rounds, The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has stated more explicitly that countries can include reproductive health as part of their proposal on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, as long as a justification is provided on the impact of reproductive health (RH) on reducing one of the three diseases. Grounded in the research, programmatic and policy literature on linkages and integration, as well as successful country proposals that include integration, this document seeks to answer four main questions: 1. What is integration? 2. …

  7. Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages. A Generic Guide

    Guía para la evaluación de servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva y su relación con el VIH. Este instrumento genérico cubre un amplio rango de temas relacionados a los vínculos, tales como politícas públicas, sistemas y servicios. El diseño de este instrumento tiene la finalidad de proporcionar una guía para evaluar vínculos que pueden adaptarse como necesarios a contextos regionales o nacionales sobre la base de ciertos factores. Se incentiva a los países a que revisen las preguntas, verifiquen el ámbito de la evaluación y la modifiquen de acuerdo al contexto local. El objetivo de este instrumento adaptable consiste en evaluar los vínculos bidireccionales entre el VIH y la SSR en el ámbito de políticas públicas, de sistemas y de prestación de servicios. Asimismo, tiene el propósito de identificar brechas y contribuir fundamentalmente al desarrollo de planes de acción orientados a países específicos para forjar y fortalecer dichos vínculos. Este instrumento se centra principalmente en el sector de la salud y puede adaptarse para cubrir otros sectores (educación, servicio social, y trabajo). Este instrumento puede utilizarse como una actividad independiente o integrarse a una revisión más amplia de la respuesta nacional. Se centra en preguntas que pueden responderse por medio de revisiones de gabinete y de entrevistas individuales o grupales (Secciones de Políticas Públicas y Sistemas), y de entrevistas individuales a diversos usuarios y proveedores de servicios (Sección de Prestación de servicios). Estos enfoques pueden complementarse con una variedad de otras metodologías de investigación, entre las que se incluyen: observaciones de los servicios, grupos focales de discusión entre encargados de la formulación de políticas públicas, proveedores de servicios y usuarios, recopilación de información de expedientes clínicos y encuestas realizadas por medio del del método "usuario simulado".

  8. Sexual and reproductive health and HIV. Linkages: evidence review and recommendations

    Cuadro sinóptico de estudios realizados que indagan en la relación entre los servicios de salud reproductiva y su impacto en la respuesta al VIH/sida.

  9. Linking sexual and reproductive health and rights with the HIV response - how civil society in Mongolia mobilised Global Fund resources to take action

    Using the example of Mongolia's successful Round 7 Global Fund proposal, this briefing shows that resources can be successfully mobilised to support integrated approaches that link sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV (SRHR/HIV).

  10. First meeting of Ministers of Health and Education to stop HIV and STIs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ministerial declaration: preventing through education

    First meeting of Ministers of Health and Education to stop HIV and STIs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ministerial declaration: preventing through education

  11. HIV counseling and testing for youth : a manual for providers

    This training guide emphasizes an integrated approach to counseling youth during HIV testing. It features interactive exercises, participant practice sessions, PowerPoint slides, and other training tools. Among the topics covered are an introduction to integrated counseling and testing services, clinical and nonclinical models of counseling and testing, major steps in providing integrated counseling and testing, an overview of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention methods, social marketing, and community support for integrated youth services.

  12. Integrating HIV/STD prevention in the school setting: a position paper

    This position paper addresses the integration of HIV/STD-related programmes into the school system, whether through education about reproductive health, life skills or other important health issues. It also discusses the development and monitoring of policies that are essential for effective programmes, and provides information on how young people can learn to cope with the increasingly complex demands of relationships.

  13. Impact of HIV and sexual health education on the sexual behaviour of young people: a review update

    The present review assesses the effects of HIV/AIDS and sexual health education on young people's sexual behaviour. …

  14. Working with men for HIV prevention and care

    Le rôle que les relations de genre jouent dans la propagation du virus est de plus en plus connu. En exemple, dans le monde entier, les femmes sont moins nombreuses que les hommes à être en position de décider de quand et comment avoir les relations sexuelles. De même, Il apparaît clair que les femmes ne peuvent pas changer les relations dominantes de genre, qui prévaut actuellement, sans le concours de leurs partenaires masculins. Ainsi, l'engagement des hommes est un élément essentiel dans la prévention du VIH. Ce document vise à aider ceux qui travaillent avec les hommes dans le contexte de la santé sexuelle et de reproduction en général et celui de la prévention du VIH en particulier. Il examine 12 projets dont le celui de Papai. Ce dernier travaille avec les jeunes hommes de Recife au Brésil à promouvoir la participation à la santé, l'éducation et la prise en charge des enfants. L'analyse des stratégies de ces jeunes et des leçons à retenir devrait générer les besoins communs vitaux des hommes par rapport au VIH/SIDA et à leur santé et donner une idée des approches de travail efficaces avec les hommes.

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