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  1. THE TEST: A Test in Time Saves Lives: An activity handbook for helping teenagers learn about VCT (Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV/AIDS)

    This guide is a resource booklet for adult and peer facilitators to encourage young people between the ages of 11-18 to explore the issues surrounding Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV/AIDS (VCT) through holistic interactive programmes (combination of heart, head and hand responses) that help them achieve their right to health. This booklet came about as a result of a national process to develop guidelines and a code of conduct for VCT for HIV, relating to children. …

  2. Les bases pour comprendre le VIH/sida

    Les bases pour comprendre le VIH/sida est un petit guide édité par l'association de lutte contre le sida et les hépatites virales, AIDES, en 2009. Le document fournit les informations de bases essentielles en matière de VIH/sida. Il présente ainsi : 1) les risques de contamination ; 2) les moyens de protection ; 3) le traitement d'urgence ; 4) le dépistage ; 5) la prise en charge médicale ; etc.

  3. Recomendaciones para un mejor abordaje periodístico sobre el VIH

    Breve listado de recomendaciones para el tratamiento periodístico del VIH/sida. Entrega sugerencias en cuanto a estilo y lenguaje.

  4. Training of Trainers Manual

    The Training of Trainers Manual is a training curriculum developed under the Youth Peer initiative through a partnership with UNFPA and Family Health International (FHI)/Youth Net, in 2005. It provides a comprehensive training programme that can be used by "master" level peer educators and trainers. The manual uses participatory techniques based on a variety of theoretical frameworks to ensure that future trainers of peer educators are skilled and confident in their abilities to train peer educators and serve as informed resources for their peers. …

  5. Guía para el abordaje del VIH y el sida en los medios de comunicación

    Guía para el correcto uso de la terminología asociada al VIH/sida en los medios de comunicación. Se entregan las definiciones de los términos más utilizados, y la manera correcta de tratar el tema, los derechos y consideraciones a tener en cuenta. Las recomendaciones no solo abarcan el lenguaje escrito, sino el hablado (para el caso de la radio) y el visual (para el caso de televisión y revistas), además del perfil que debiera tener el tratamiento de este tema.

  6. Standards for peers education programmes

    Standards for Peers Education Programmes is a guide developed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Unified Budget Workplan, with separate funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Family Health International (FHI)/YouthNet. The document raises the issue of how to standardize peer education. It results from the three-day consultation on standards in peer education held on November 8-10 in Moscow. …

  7. Community Advocates Training Manual. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria

    Community Advocates Training Manual. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria is a curriculum developed by Population Council, Nigeria, under the HIV Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria funded by USAID/Nigeria. The document was developed as a tool for training community advocates to conduct advocacy activities on the issues of early marriage, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. The curriculum is developed on the premise that community representatives can speak out on issues concerning their lives and community, if given necessary skills. …

  8. Getting the Story and Telling it Right, HIV on TV: A Handbook for Television Producers and Trainers

    Telling the HIV story can be done with respect, dignity and sensitivity. It needs exposure to priority issues so that a wide range of stakeholders including individuals, households, communities and policy-makers can be involved in preventive action. Recognizing the need to accelerate non-formal preventive education, UNESCO's Network of Young TV Producers on HIV and AIDS facilitates workshops through which 200 TV producers have been able to create more than 100 TV items for free transmission in more than 70 countries. …

  9. Youth and the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: A Toolkit for Action

    This Tool-kit for Action has two components. In Part One, you will hear from a sample of youth and youth workers (based in Ottawa) on what prevention, education, and awareness strategies have reached them, what they think about these strategies, and their own ideas for effective youth-centred HIV/AIDS actions for their communities. Part Two looks at a range of for- and by-youth public education initiatives from Kenya, the US, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Canada. …

  10. Prevención del sida en los niños y los adolescentes. Guía para los padres

    Este documento se dedica en proporcionar la información fundamental sobre la infección por el VIH y el sida a todos los padres que quieren obtener este tipo de conocimiento. Los adolescentes constituyen un grupo especialmente predispuesto en realizar prácticas de riesgo de infección por el VIH, por tanto es fundamental que conozcan adecuadamente las vías de transmisión del virus y sus consecuencias. …

  11. Understanding and challenging HIV stigma. Toolkit for action. Introduction and module A. Using the toolkit, naming the problem

    This document is part of a toolkit written for and by HIV trainers. The toolkit has been designed to help trainers plan and organise educational sessions with community leaders or organised groups. It consists in a collection of participatory training exercices to help people at all levels understand stigma - what it means, why it is an important issue, what its root causes are - and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination.The present document contains the introduction to the toolkit and the Module A, "Naming the problem". …

  12. HIV and AIDS terminology guide and glossary for English-Arabic users

    Stigma and discrimination remain a major fact for people living with HIV. However, despite agreement that stigma and discrimination must be overcome to turn the tide on the epidemic, communities and governments continue to struggle to protect people's rights and dignity. The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing one of the fastest growing epidemic rates in the world, yet stigma, denial and ignorance of HIV remain rampant. Language can shape public opinion, perception, attitudes and may influence behaviours. …

  13. Guía para la Cobertura del VIH/SIDA

    Kaiser y Huésped siempre han creído que los periodistas tienen un rol significativo a la hora de mantener informados y actualizados, tanto al público como a los encargados de las políticas públicas, en lo que a la epidemia refiere.Este proyecto es parte del compromiso permanente, no sólo con la lucha contra el SIDA a través de la educación pública, sino también con la concientización respecto de la epidemia de VIH/SIDA. …

  14. Talk with your kids ... before everyone else does

    This parents' guide offers tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with children ages 8 to 12 about sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, and drugs and alcohol.

  15. Developing materials on HIV/AIDS/STIs for low-literate audiences

    The guide provides a comprehensive methodology for developing materials for low-literate audiences in the context of a behavior change communication (BCC) programme. It demonstrates the process of learning about target populations using qualitative research methodologies, developing effective messages with their input, and crafting visual messages to support the overall HIV and AIDS programme. The guide also outlines a process for pretesting to ensure that the information and issues are understood by the population groups that programmes are trying to reach and influence.

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