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  1. Advancing human rights, equality and inclusive governance to end AIDS: supporting countries to implement the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

    Despite the significant progress in scaling up work on HIV human rights, violations and stigma remain serious barriers to better HIV and health responses. Greater focus on protecting, upholding and fulfilling the rights of people living with HIV and those most affected is essential for delivering on the pledge made by Member States in Agenda 2030 to leave no one behind. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law issued its landmark report in July 2012 and made several recommendations how the law can be used to respond to HIV in an evidence informed, rights based manner. …

  2. Manual para la atención de la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva de mujeres que viven con VIH y VIH avanzado (sida). Manual práctico para proveedores de servicios de salud por niveles de atención del Ministerio De Salud Pública y Asistencia Social de Guatemala

    Este Manual surge como parte de la respuesta ante las demandas de la Red Guatemalteca Mujeres Positivas en Acción, referente para Guatemala de la Comunidad Internacional de Mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA (ICW), instancia que ha documentado la falta de cumplimiento del marco legal y de derecho en la atención de la salud sexual y reproductiva de mujeres que viven con VIH. Este proceso contó con el acompañamiento técnico y financiero del Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas. …

  3. On Course: Mainstreaming gender into national HIV strategies and plans. A Roadmap

    On Course will assist governments, civil society and other HIV actors to make clear, concerted and sustainable efforts to address multi-dimensional gender and human rights issues in their national HIV efforts and support increased capacity to achieve gender equality results. On Course is designed to be used in a multiplicity of HIV strategy and planning contexts, whether standalone, integrated into the health sector plans, or developed as elements of other national plans and process (development plans, poverty reduction plans, gender action plans, etc.).

  4. Gender-responsive HIV programming for women and girls

    This guidance note is intended to guide countries on how to include a gender perspective and promote equality and human rights for women and girls in their national HIV responses, drawing upon the latest technical developments, guidelines and investment approaches. The inclusion of a gender perspective for women and girls into national HIV responses is important because they continue to be profoundly affected by HIV. As such, addressing their needs is a prerequisite to effectively responding to the epidemic. …

  5. Measuring adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive health within a rights-based framework: Developing and applying an index

    To explore the feasibility of creating an easy-to-use summary data tool from survey data, we combined 16 indicators into an index measuring four dimensions of adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The index was tested using data from 30 countries that had relatively recent nationally representative surveys and were distributed across four regions. The resulting index, denoted by the summary acronym AISAR, examines adolescents’ access to information and services, agency in sexual activity and health, and perceptions of rights within marriage. …

  6. Legal environment assessment for HIV: An operational guide to conducting national legal, regulatory and policy assessments for HIV. Practical manual

    The manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to undertake a national Legal Environment Assessment, with concrete case studies, tools and resources. It is intended to assist governments, civil society and other key stakeholders to develop evidence-informed policy and strategy, to review and reform laws and policies based on human rights considerations and support increased capacity to achieve enabling legal environments for effective HIV responses.

  7. UNAIDS gender assessment tool: Towards a gender-transformative HIV response

    The Gender assessment tool for national HIV responses is intended to assist countries assess their HIV epidemic, context and response from a gender perspective, helping them to make their HIV responses gender transformative and (as such) more effective. The Tool is specifically designed to support the development or review of national strategic plans (NSP) and to inform submissions to both country investment cases and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

  8. HIV and adolescents: Guidance for HIV testing and counselling and care for adolescents living with HIV

    Adolescents (10–19 years) and young people (20–24 years) continue to be vulnerable, both socially and economically, to HIV infection despite efforts to date. This is particularly true for adolescents — especially girls — who live in settings with a generalized HIV epidemic or who are members of key populations at higher risk for HIV acquisition or transmission through sexual transmission and injecting drug use. In 2012, there were approximately 2.1 million adolescents living with HIV. About one-seventh of all new HIV infections occur during adolescence. …

  9. Blueprint for the provision of comprehensive care to gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The tools discussed were intended to be designed for, and implemented primarily in health care settings. However, caution was urged during the consultation meeting that those activities should not be disconnected from other strategies, social services, and outreach programs, but rather an integral part of them; and the Regional Consultation focused mainly on gay and other MSM as the points of reference for MSM communities. …

  10. Como prevenir a Transmissão vertical do HIV e da Sífilis em Seu Município - Guia para Profissionais da Saúde

    O Pacto pela Saúde, aprovado pelo Conselho Nacional de Saúde em fevereiro de 2006, fortalece a gestão compartilhada entre os diversos níveis de governo, cabendo aos estados e municípios o desenvolvimento de ações necessárias para o cumprimento das metas, de acordo com a realidade local, de maneira que as prioridades estaduais e municipais também possam ser agregadas à agenda nacional. Um dos três eixos do Pacto pela Saúde é o Pacto pela Vida e, entre as prioridades básicas enumeradas, está a redução da mortalidade materna e infantil. …

  11. Recomendações para Terapia Antirretroviral em Crianças e Adolescentes Infectados pelo HIV

    A partir de 1994, o Programa Nacional de DST e Aids passou a publicar o Guia de Tratamento Clínico da Infecção pelo HIV em Crianças, com as informações mais importantes sobre os avanços ocorridos nas orientações para o tratamento e acompanhamento das crianças infectadas e expostas ao HIV. Esse Consenso, revisto periodicamente pelo Comitê Assessor para Terapia Antirretroviral em Crianças Infectadas pelo HIV, tem incluído novos temas cada vez mais abrangentes, com o intuito de tornar-se uma referência para os profissionais que têm dificuldade de acesso a outras referências técnicas. …

  12. Guía para la atención de infecciones de transmisión sexual en entornos afectados por conflictos

    Esta guía está dirigida a las personas y organizaciones interesadas en mejorar la calidad de la atención de las ITS en entornos afectados por conflictos. Este documento tiene por audiencia principal los trabajadores encargados de la distribución de recursos, las decisiones programáticas y la gestión. Esta guía será asimismo útil para los coordinadores de los servicios de salud, los encargados de programas y los consultores técnicos, tanto en organizaciones gubernamentales como no gubernamentales (ONG). …

  13. Health sector response to HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM), report of the consultation

    The aim of the consultation was to discuss ways of scaling up the health sector response to the emerging HIV epidemic in MSM and transgender (TG) in the Western Pacific Region. The scope of this consultation was focused on the response of the health sector to HIV. …

  14. A guide to mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into the public sector

    There are four main chapters progressively presented from a contextual and conceptual background to a framework of guidelines to facilitate the process of mainstreaming. Chapter 1 is a discussion of the HIV/AIDS situation, the national response to the epidemic and the links between HIV/AIDS, sectoral and national productivity and household poverty. Chapter 2 presents a conceptual framework for what constitutes mainstreaming in the public sector. …

  15. Manual de control de las Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual (ITS)

    O Manual de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis - DST tem o objetivo de contribuir para melhorar a qualidade de atenção às pessoas com as infecções do trato reprodutivo e sexualmente transmissíveis mais freqüentes em todo país. Espera-se que o produto final desse trabalho de revisão traga, da forma concreta e didática, o estado atual dos conhecimentos para os profissionais de saúde da rede pública. …

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