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  1. 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. …

  2. 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. …

  3. Lifting the burden of secrecy: a manual for HIV-positive people who want to speak out in public

    This is a guide for HIV-positive people who are considering speaking out in person, to any group of people about their experience of living with HIV. It quotes 76 HIV-positive speakers from Asia, the Pacific, Australia and Africa and presents the reasons, benefits and negative consequences of speaking out in public. The social, legal and financial aspects of the support needed by an HIV-positive person before going public are considered. The practical skills and steps for public speaking are discussed.

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