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  1. Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

    The starting point for this guideline is the point at which a woman has learnt that she is living with HIV, and it therefore covers key issues for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support for women living with HIV. …

  2. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

    The UN International technical guidance on sexuality education was first published in 2009 as an evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators.

  3. Global guidance briefs: HIV interventions for young people

    A series of seven Guidance Briefs has been developed by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV and Young People to assist United Nations Country Teams (UNCT) and UN Theme Groups on HIV/AIDS in providing guidance to their staffs, governments, donors and civil society on the specifi c actions that need to be in place to respond effectively to HIV among young people. …

  4. Compendium of gender equality and HIV indicators

    The intended purpose of this compendium is to provide program managers, organizations, and policy makers with a menu of indicators to better “know their HIV epidemic/know their response” from a gender perspective in order to: strengthen national and subnational stakeholders’ understanding of their HIV epidemic and response from a gender equality perspective; monitor progress towards eliminating gender-based inequities in HIV responses, and monitor and evaluate programs that address specific types of gender equality interventions in the context of HIV.

  5. 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. …

  6. Gender-based violence and HIV: a program guide for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response in PEPFAR Programs

    This guide is designed to help PEPFAR program managers address and respond to GBV within HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs. It serves as a starting point for HIV programs and services to contribute to a comprehensive response to GBV including through direct services for GBV survivors, community mobilization to address the root causes of violence, capacity building for service providers, and policy change and leadership to create an enabling environment for preventing, addressing, and ultimately ending GBV. …

  7. UNESCO's strategy for HIV and AIDS

    This strategy summarises UNESCO's role in its capacity as a specialised agency of the UN. It provides a framework to guide the collective efforts of UNESCO at global, regional and country levels and describes how UNESCO will contribute to the goal of Universal Access and address current challenges in the response to HIV and AIDS. More specifically, it sets out UNESCO's contribution to the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy and Outcome Framework 2011-2015 and UNESCO's role within the revised UNAIDS Division of Labour. …

  8. Cost and cost effectiveness analysis of school-based sexuality education in six countries: full report + School-based sexuality education programmes: a cost and cost-effectiveness analysis in six countries. Executive summary

    Costing and cost-effectiveness data for HIV prevention programmes are important tools for decision-makers. In many countries, HIV prevention efforts for young people have increasingly focused on schools, with many ministries of education in the process of scaling up school-based sexuality education programmes. However, most ministries of education are implementing programmes without an adequate understanding of how much the programmes cost per learner or per HIV/STIs or unintended pregnancy averted. …

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever. 10 reasons why human rights should occupy the global AIDS struggle

    Declaración que entrega diez razones por las que los Derechos Humanos deben ser el eje de las políticas de respuesta al VIH/sida, y como esta orientación no siempre es considerada. Incluye un listado de portales de internet.

  12. UNESCO's short guide to the essential characteristics of effective HIV prevention

    This booklet aims to increase understanding of the characteristics of efficient and effective HIV and AIDS responses. It is designed to explain in a user-friendly and accessible format what these characteristics mean in practice, and how they can be applied, integrated and institutionalised into HIV and AIDS planning and programme processes. It targets programme implementers and project managers developing and implementing activities (largely in the area of HIV prevention) within UNESCO. …

  13. 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. …

  14. EDUCAIDS evaluation, 2009: key findings, recommendations and UNESCO's actions

    In 2008, UNESCO commissioned an independent evaluation of the implementation of EDUCAIDS, the UNAIDS Global Initiative on Education and HIV & AIDS (led by UNESCO) that seeks to prevent the spread of HIV through education and to protect the core functions of the education system from the worst effects of the epidemic. The evaluation was conducted by an external consultant and completed in 2009. …

  15. Intensifying HIV prevention: UNAIDS policy position paper

    El objetivo primordial del documento es activar y movilizar la intensificación de la prevención del VIH con el propósito final de alcanzar el acceso universal al tratamiento y prevención del VIH. El documento define las principales acciones que deben llevarse a cabo para contener la propagación de nuevas infecciones por el VIH e invertir así el curso de la epidemia de SIDA. Asimismo, indica las medidas que deben tomarse para reducir con prontitud y eficacia el déficit de la prevención del VIH a partir de la sinergia entre la prevención y la atención del VIH, y para asegurar la sostenibilidad del la ampliación del tratamiento del VIH en el contexto actual. Destaca también el papel del ONUSIDA en la intensificación de la prevención del VIH y señala los métodos que pueden emplearse para emprender acciones de apoyo conjuntas. El presente documento está dirigido a todos aquellos que desempeñan una función de liderazgo en la prevención, tratamiento y atención del VIH. Sus fundamentos se basan en la Declaración de compromiso sobre el VIH/SIDA adoptada por todos los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas en la Décima Reunión de la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA, celebrada en Río de Janeiro en diciembre de 2000. El documento se apoya además en los compromisos expresados en el Programa de Acción de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Población y Desarrollo y en la Plataforma para la Acción de Beijing, así como en los informes de seguimiento de éstos. Asimismo, destaca las significativas oportunidades que existen para el fortalecimiento de la prevención del VIH en el contexto de los programas de terapia antirretrovírica tales como la Iniciativa "Tres millones para 2005", destinada a ampliar el tratamiento antirretrovírico en los países en desarrollo. Este documento consta de cuatro secciones principales. En la Sección 1 se exponen los motivos por los que la prevención del VIH debe reforzarse considerablemente a fin de superar los retos actuales y aprovechar las oportunidades existentes. En la Sección 2 se describen las acciones clave que han de constituir el núcleo de la respuesta de prevención del VIH y los principios centrales subyacentes a dichas acciones. En la Sección 3, se señalan los pasos que deben seguir los asociados nacionales para ampliar la prevención del VIH en el ámbito nacional. En la Sección 4 se describe el apoyo que proporcionará a este proceso el ONUSIDA. Por último, el apoyo que la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA manifestó al presente Documento de Posición de Política en su Decimoséptima Reunión está recogido en el Anexo.

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