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  1. Policy and advocacy in HIV/AIDS prevention: strategies for enhancing prevention interventions

    The handbook provides an overview of how to contribute to making policy an effective component of HIV/AIDS prevention.

  2. How to create an effective communication project: using the AIDSCAP strategy to develop successful behavior change interventions

    The handbook guides you through the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) projects using a strategy developed by the AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project of Family Health International. The strategy is illustrated by the Communication Pyramid including the following components: risk factors, target audience, desired behaviour and attitude changes, initial planning, messages, communication channels and media, pre-testing, and interventions to reach the audience.

  3. How to conduct effective pretests: ensuring meaningful BCC messages and materials

    The handbook is meant to help field level planners and implementors conduct simple, effective pretests of BCC materials for HIV/AIDS prevention.

  4. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

  5. HIV/AIDS Care and Support Projects: using behavior change communication techniques to design and implement care and support projects

    The handbook is meant to help organizations implement HIV/AIDS care and support projects using behaviour change communication techniques. The topics included in the handbook are: choosing care and support interventions; selecting target audiences; planning and designing care and support interventions; using effective communication approaches; meeting the training and education needs of staff, volunteers and target audiences; developing systems for supervision, support and monitoring of activities; influencing social norms; and other important care and support topics (e.g. …

  6. Behavior change through mass communication: using mass media for AIDS prevention

    The main objective of the handbook is to help field level planners and implementors use mass media as a part of their overall communication strategy. The topics included in the handbook are: approach and work with TV, radio and print media staff; write short scripts for radio and TV programs; get scripts produced for radio and television; get stories printed in newspapers and magazines; and get more press coverage.

  7. Curriculum planning guidelines for HIV/AIDS education

    This curriculum planning guide is meant to help Montana school districts design appropriate educational programmes, and provide schools with guidance on curriculum and related issues for age-appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention education. It includes the Montana Board of Public Education position statement on HIV/AIDS. …

  8. It's up to us: an AIDS education curriculum for ESL students and other english language learners

    This curriculum provides lessons for five hours of HIV/AIDS education instruction for high school and young adult students of English as a Second Language (ESL). The curriculum helps students develop English language skills while learning about risk factors. It helps them develop skills to cope with social pressures that might lead to risky behaviours that would put them at risk of HIV infection, and it helps them make decisions that will preserve their health and the health of their families and communities. …

  9. The Handbook for evaluating HIV education

    This handbook includes evaluation designs and measurement tools necessary to collect data on the basic programme components of policy development, curriculum design, teacher training, and student outcomes. While the handbook cannot serve all evaluation purposes, it reflects the need to evaluate the basic, most central aspects of HIV prevention programs. The handbook is comprised of nine interrelated yet separate booklets, each addressing a particular evaluation need. …

  10. Improving health through schools: national and international strategies

    This publication describes the different strategies implemented to improve health through schools. The chapters present the current health concerns among school-age children and adolescents, and the strategic responses of governments, national and international organizations to address health issues through schools. …

  11. Black Communities' Belief in "AIDS as Genocide": a barrier to overcome for HIV prevention

    An article on the belief that AIDS is a form of genocide targeted at the black population is prevalent in black communities in the United States. Public health authorities are distrusted, in part because of the legacy of the Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis, a perceived racist experiment. For effective interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV in black communities, genocidal fears and beliefs must be addressed and black community leaders should be involved in planning and implementation.

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