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  1. Bangladesh HIV/AIDS communication challenges and strategies

    Bangladesh is in a precarious position in relation to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Rates are currently low compared to the rest of the South Asian region, and the disease is relatively confined to small, high-risk populations -mainly injection drug users (IDUs) and commercial sex workers. Yet if steps are not taken quickly to keep the epidemic in check, it could easily spread to the general population as it has in other countries nearby. This would both increase the negative impact of HIV/AIDS and make it much harder to target for containment. …

  2. Something for Something Love Campaign Strategy

    The Y.E.A.H. (Young Empowered and Healthy) campaign began in 2004 to address the growing need to improve health and social practices among young people in Uganda in response to The Uganda government's call for improved coordination and intensity of behaviour change communication (BCC) efforts. Y.E.A.H. is a multi-channel communication campaign for young people that combines mass media, person-to-person and community media. …

  3. Good Practice Guide: Greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA)

    This guide is one in a series of Good Practice Guides produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. It was developed for programme officers and other people who develop or deliver HIV programmes globally, and especially in the global South. It is intended as a reference guide to support your ongoing work. It provides practical information for programme level staff in organisations responding to HIV and helps define good practice for the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV. The guide is organised with these different needs in mind. …

  4. Background Report: Establishing a Global Knowledge Network on HIV Stigma and Discrimination Reduction

    This report studies ways to build a global network on HIV Stigma and Discrimination Reduction. Such a network would allow people involved in program design, research and advocacy on this thema to share information, tools, and experiences; strategize on how to respond to research, program and policy gaps; and coordinate efforts to develop and expand program, research and advocacy strategies for reducing HIV and associated stigmas worldwide. …

  5. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    This recommandation is a response to the fact that HIV and AIDS have a serious impact on society and economies, on the world of work in both the formal and informal sectors, on workers, their families and dependants, on the employers' and workers' organizations and on public and private enterprises, and undermine the attainment of decent work and sustainable development. It presents general principles and national policies that members of ILO should adopt about prevention, stigma, discrimination, treatment, support and information.

  6. Toolkit: Scaling up HIV-related legal services

    This toolkit is a practical resource to improve the quality and impact of HIV-related legal services and to expand their availability. The toolkit provides guidance on factors to be taken into account when designing and scaling up an HIV-related legal services program. It also provides guidance about different models and approaches for delivering, monitoring and evaluating HIV-related legal services, and gives information about resource mobilization.

  7. National HIV and AIDS Action Plan 2008-2011

    Central to Nepal's National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2006-2011 is the call to scale up universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. This is a continuation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2002-2006 that remains strongly in accordance with the aim to accelerate Nepal's response to HIV and AIDS in order to stay ahead of the epidemic. To carry this out, a National Action Plan on HIV and AIDS 2006- 2008 was developed through a multisectoral participative consultation. …

  8. Coordination Framework for the National Response to HIV and AIDS

    In 2005, the Government established the National AIDS Commission (NAC) by the NAC Act 2005 along the "Three Ones Principles". NAC is placed outside the Government structure and given more independence and authority to manage the national HIV and AIDS response in conjunction with stakeholders and the authority to mobilise resources outside the Government systems. The establishment of NAC was also necessitated by the increased number of players in the national response, coupled with the substantial increase in the amount of financial support from international funding organisations. …

  9. National Behaviour Change Interventions Strategy for HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health

    This document is prepared as a national guideline for planning behaviour change interventions and activities on HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] for the period 2001-2004. The National BCI Strategy is a planning tool, to guide ministries, district planners, NGOs, CBOs, DACCs, learning institutions, faith institutions and employers on effective HIV/AIDS and SRH behaviour change programs. The strategy is also intended to guide donors on areas of support and interventions that require national resources. The BCI Strategy has identified six key social groups for BC interventions. …

  10. TUNHACASI: Tanzanian Unified National HIV and AIDS Communication and Advocacy Strategic Initiative

    This paper presents the Tanzanian communication strategy agains HIV/AIDS. TUNHACASI is a TACAIDS initiative to communicate a shared vision of an effective response to AIDS in Tanzania through coordinated, collaborative effort, and lead the way to its achievement. TUNHACASI implements the National HIV and AIDS Communication and Advocacy Strategy (NHACAS). …

  11. National HIV/AIDS communication strategy 2005

    The mission of the National AIDS Council (NAC) is to coordinate all HIV/AIDS activities in Zambia. Its mission is to provide national leadership for a co-ordinated multisectoral fight against HIV/AIDS. The need for effective communication cuts across all the objectives in the National Intervention Strategic Plan 2002-2005, NAISP. This communication strategy gives guidance to all stakeholders who wish to carry out communication activities in the area of HIV/AIDS. A key problem in the response to HIV/AIDS to date has been the lack of appropriate information available to the public. …

  12. Nepal National Advocacy Plan on HIV and AIDS 2008-2011

    This advocacy plan provides comprehensive guidelines to the concerned advocacy group/s to concentrate their efforts to ensure change. It explains the major issue that need to be addressed by the advocates as the specific target area on which advocacy needs to be continued. This Advocacy Plan has been developed to strongly support the implementation of the National Action Plan on AIDS 2008-2011 and thereby accelerate an expanded response on HIV and AIDS in Nepal. …

  13. Will We End the HIV Epidemic? The Impact of HIV Treatment on HIV Prevention and Implications for the 2010 Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

    This advocacy piece from the International AIDS Society argues that without sufficient treatment coverage, investments in HIV treatment and prevention will have only limited impact. Therefore, maximising coverage is the most sustainable response. By limiting new infections in the next five years, treatment costs that would otherwise continue to accrue for decades can be avoided. The author uses mathematical models to show that the potential of HIV treatment as prevention is high. …

  14. HIV/AIDS behaviour change communication: Strategy for Guyana 2006-2010

    This National behaviour change communication (BCC) Strategy for HIV/AIDS for Guyana has been developed at the request of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Government of Guyana (GOG). …

  15. HIV/AIDS Training Workshop for the Media

    The HIV/AIDS training workshop for the Media was conducted from 2 - 4 November 2008. Its main objective is to educate and create awareness regarding HIV/AIDS to media professionals so they become change agents in delivering anti-stigma messages to millions of audiences in the UAE and the region. …

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