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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. The Global Fund in the MENA region: an Aidspan regional report 2015

    This is the first regional report published by Aidspan. These regional reports seek to provide a snapshot to country partners, advocates and other stakeholders of comparative information, to make it easier for them to assess their countries’ progress and performance and understand the regional picture of Global Fund programmes.

  3. Transforming the national AIDS response: advancing women's leadership and participation

    Drawing on the analysis of more than 100 key informant interviews as well as 100 global survey responses, this report is an effort to better understand where and in what ways women, particularly those most affected by the epidemic, are participating in the response; the opportunities for and challenges to their participation; and strategies that can be implemented and steps taken to advance their full and meaningful participation at all levels in order to ensure that the response to HIV and AIDS reflects women's priorities and needs. …

  4. HIV/AIDS awareness and behaviour

    The publication highlights findings from a series of a national demographic and health surveys that are directly relevant to AIDS epidemic. It provides a picture of HIV-and-AIDS related awareness and behaviour across countries and population groups, age and gender. Information about risk-related behaviours, their determinants and the context within which they occur has direct relevance targeting of AIDS prevention efforts.

  5. Acting early to prevent AIDS: the case of Senegal

    This paper describes the experience of Senegal, a country that has worked hard to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, has maintained one of the lowest rates of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses Senegal's social organization, health sector, marriage patterns and prostitution situation before HIV/AIDS began its rapid spread across much of Africa. …

  6. Young People and HIV/AIDS: Opportunity in crisis

    This report contains important new information about why young people are the key to defeating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including results from more than 60 new national surveys. It reaffirms that we must we accord top priority to making investments in the well-being of young people and to engaging them in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  7. Strategies to support the HIV-related needs of refugees and host populations

    In this study, UNHCR and UNAIDS seek to inform and support key decision-makers on HIV-related issues facing refugees, other populations of concern to UNHCR, and the populations of host countries. The content of this document focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, but the concepts discussed are applicable to refugee situations outside this region. This report presents an overview of the following areas. a) The various transitions of refugee life-often referred to as the ""cycle of displacement""-which begin at the onset of a complex emergency and last until a durable solution is implemented. …

  8. Meeting the behavioural data collection needs of National HIV/AIDS and STD programmes

    This report reveals the crucial role that behavioural information can play in the planning, implementation and evaluation of preventive activities in the field of HIV/AIDS. It takes into account research tools available and proposes a limited choice of methods for data collection that may be used at various stages of the epidemic in the countries concerned.

  9. 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.

  10. Counselling and voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women in high HIV prevalence countries: elements and issues

    Ce document donne des orientations en matière de conseil et de dépistage volontaire du VIH. D'abord, il donne un aperçu de l'ampleur du problème de la transmission mère-enfant. Ensuite, il revient sur les avantages des services de conseil et de dépistage volontaire du VIH dans le contexte de la grossesse, puis traite du contenu des services de conseil. Enfin, il examine les questions d'ordre opérationnel et les difficultés potentielles liées à la mise en place et à la conduite de ce type de services.

  11. Knowledge is power: voluntary HIV counselling and testing in Uganda

    This case study from Uganda discusses experiences with HIV testing, counseling and associated services of the AIDS Information Centre (AIC). The study retraces the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country. It describes the role of HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, its effect on risk reduction and the importance of personnel training.

  12. Cost-effectiveness analysis and HIV/AIDS

    Cost-effectiveness analysis is an important tool in the priority-setting process of strategic planning. In responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the costs and consequences of initiatives proposed in an HIV/AIDS programme must be made available to decision-makers to make best use of scarce resources.

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