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  1. Brazilian policy on addressing AIDS: Results, progress and perspectives

    A resposta programática às DST/aids entra em um novo ciclo de desenvolvimento da epidemia, com taxas de prevalência relativamente baixas na população geral, em contraste com prevalências mais elevadas em subgrupos populacionais em situação de maior vulnerabilidade, o que exige o aprimoramento das estratégias de vigilância, prevenção, assistência e tratamento. …

  2. Sexuality education for HIV prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a regional diagnosis

    More than 25 years since the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), preventing its transmission continues to be a challenge throughout the world; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are not an exception. The Government of Mexico has called upon the countries of the region to sign a joint Declaration from the Ministries of Education and Health with the firm commitment to utilize a comprehensive sex education approach as a strategic tool for HIV prevention. …

  3. Addressing homophobia in schools: how key stakeholders can ensure safe and inclusive schools. Mexico City Ministerial Declaration - "Educating to Prevent"

    The Mexico City Ministerial Declaration "Educating to Prevent" is a strategic tool to strengthen HIV-prevention efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by ensuring access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services. Moreover, the Declaration also seeks to foster equity among all people and to combat discrimination, including discrimination based on an individual's HIV status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

  4. 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. …

  5. Directory of young Brazilian media producers for STD/AIDS prevention

    This multilingual directory contains information about 21 young media producers (17-25 years-old), who answered the project Launching the basis of a Network of Young Brazilian Media Producers for HIV/AIDS Prevention. UNESCO's initiatives on prevention of HIV/AIDS are mainly addressed to young people, considered as "the key agents of the fight against AIDS" by the United Nations. UNESCO attaches great importance to the use of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the dissemination of preventive information on STDs/HIV/AIDS among young people.

  6. 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.

  7. National HIV/AIDS strategy for the United States

    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.

  8. First Central American Seminar on HIV-AIDS prevention in educational systems

    The objective of the seminar was to exchange successful experiences carried out on education for preventing HIVAIDS at the Central American level and; to generate regional strategies for advancing the prevention action with high impact within the framework of the national Education for all plans. …

  9. 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.

  10. Levers of success: case studies of national sexuality education programmes

    A growing body of evidence exists to demonstrate what constitutes an effective school-based sexuality education programme. The factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective school-based sexuality education at regional, country or local levels - so-called "levers of success" - are less clear. These are the focus of this publication. The term levers of success is used to describe the conditions and actions that have been found to be conducive to the introduction or implementation of sexuality education. Such levers are both general and specific. …

  11. The sexual and reproductive health of young people in Latin America: Evidence from WHO case studies

    This original article addresses the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people aged 15 to 24 in Latin America. It introduces five articles from original research projects in three countries: Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. These projects were funded by the World Health Organization. This article explains the importance of studies that address the sexual and reproductive health of young people in developing countries. It provides an overview of sexual and reproductive health issues in Latin America and a discussion these issues in the three study countries.

  12. Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents' Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents' Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is a short informational brief focusing on young adolescents across the world and their needs to know about their bodies and their sexual rights and responsibilities. It aims to inform policymaking on the importance to include 10-14 years old adolescents in programs and policy regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights. The document states that all young people need information and skills to protect themselves from harm and to make free, informed, and responsible sexual and reproductive decisions. …

  13. Know your status initiative

    Descripción de la campaña "Házte la Prueba" realizada por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud y Comunicación Positiva. Es una campaña de fomento a la realización de pruebas de detección de VIH. Describe las características de la campaña, beneficios, elementos de marketing y uso de la marca.

  14. Regional HIV/STI Plan for the Health Sector 2006-2015

    The Regional HIV/STI Plan for the Health Sector 2006-2015 is a tool to assist health services and systems in the Americas to more effectively respond to the HIV epidemic and to prevent and control STI. It is meant to strengthen national plans in all countries of the Region. The Plan begins with a situation analysis to provide a basis for the proposed targets and strategies. This includes current epidemiological data and future estimated trends as well as the state of HIV/STI efforts in the Region. …

  15. You, your life, your dreams: a book for Caribbean adolescents [English speaking Caribbean]

    You, Your Life, Your Dreams is a book that helps young people make informed decisions about their sexual lives. Easy to read and visually attractive, it provides accessible, objective, and urgently-needed information on a broad range of sexual and reproductive health issues. …

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