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  1. The Implementation of HIV/AIDS workplace programme in the Ministry of Education in Zambia

    The aim of this research is to establish the factors influencing the implementation of the Ministry of Education HIV/AIDS workplace programme in Zambia in order to provide guidelines to make it sustainable. This study is important to identify why the implementation of the workplace Programme has been difficult. This research was based on document analysis, direct observations and the use of semi structured interviews with key staff involved with the implementation of the workplace programme. …

  2. Stay healthy: a gender-transformative HIV prevention curriculum for youth in Namibia

    The overall goal of Stay Healthy: A Gender-Transformative HIV Prevention Curriculum for Youth in Namibia is to prevent HIV infection among Namibian youth aged 13-18. Stay Healthy focuses on changing three key behaviors directly related to HIV infection by accomplishing the following: (1) delaying the onset of sexual intercourse, (2) increasing the correct and consistent use of the male condom among sexually active youth, and (3) decreasing multiple concurrent partners among sexually active youth. …

  3. HIV Prevention Education and HIV-Related Policies in Secondary Schools -- Selected Sites, United States, 2006

    People engaging in risky behavior are at risk for contracting HIV infection. Health education programs in schools can reduce the prevalence of such behaviors among students. School policies on HIV can also protect the rights of HIV-infected students and staff and reduce the odds of transmission to others. This report analyzed School Health Profiles from 2006 across 36 states and 13 urban school districts in the U.S. …

  4. Reducing HIV Infection in Young Women in Southern Africa: The Key to Altering Epidemic Trajectories in a Generalized, Hyperendemic Setting

    This paper gives an overview of the HIV prevention battle in Southern Africa and supports the development of more balanced and innovative HIV prevention portfolio that adresses the real, immediate, and substantial risk facing young women from sub-Saharan African countries.

  5. Accelerating the response of the education sector to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean region: the Port-of-Spain documents

    In June 2006 the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the government of Trinidad and Tobago hosted a high-level meeting of Ministers of Education and National AIDS Authorities from throughout the Caribbean Region, under the auspices of the CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD). This meeting in Port-of-Spain,Trinidad, was the 10th Special Meeting of COHSOD, and was entitled "Accelerating the Response of the Education Sector to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean". …

  6. A Multi-level Model of Sexual Behavior among Young people in Nyanza, Kenya

    Using data collected from 3645 sexually active grade 6 and 7 students from 160 schools and applying hierarchical linear models, this study estimates the impact of individual, school and community level variables on condom use among sexually experienced young people in Nyanza, Kenya. Based on the findings, the document recommends that AIDS prevention interventions take account not only of individual-level factors, but also school and community influences on the sexual behaviours of youth.

  7. El trabajo de las parteras sobre VIH/SIDA y otras Infecciones de transmisión sexual

    La investigación que aquí se presenta tuvo lugar en una comunidad rural de Morelia, Michoacán, entidad en la que poco más de la tercera parte de la población vive en comunidades rurales. La población de Michoacán presenta una intensa actividad migratoria hacia los Estados Unidos y diversos indicios han asociado este fenómeno al incremento de las infecciones por VIH en zonas rurales. Los prestadores de servicios de salud estudiados pertenecen al IMSS-Oportunidades, institución que tiene una importante tradición de trabajo con las parteras dentro de comunidades rurales e indígenas. …

  8. Rapid desk review of HIV/AIDS policies, strategies and programs of the international federation of Red-Cross and Red-Crescent societies

    Red-Cross commissioned a team to undertake a rapid desk review of the efforts and results of the Federation at various levels in the past 12 years in order to summarize the lessons to be learnt that would inform future action in the implementation of the resolve to scale up. Recommendations from the review would thus make future activities more effective and efficient. The review team feels unable to be prescriptive about future direction on the basis of information that was available for desk review. …

  9. Combining Community Approaches and Government Policy to Prevent HIV Infection in the Dominican Republic

    A recent Horizons study conducted jointly with two Dominican NGO - Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN) and Centro de Promoción e Solidaridad Humana (CEPROSH) - and the National Program for the Control of STDs and AIDS (DIGECITSS) assessed the impact of two environmental-structural models in reducing HIV-related risk among female sex workers in the Dominican Republic and compared their cost-effectiveness. …

  10. Guías técnicas del proyecto Integra: Modelo de Gestión Integral de Servicios de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva y Prevención de la Infección por VIH

    Documento con las tres guías del proyecto Integra de Modelo de Gestión Integral de Servicios de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva y Prevención de la Infección por VIH. …

  11. Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities

    Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities is a report produced by the Health Resource Centre on behalf of the the British Government's Department for International Development in 2006. This review explores the policy, financing and institutional factors that enable or constrain the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes, with policy and programmes for HIV prevention, and AIDS treatment and care. …

  12. Supporting the educational needs of HIV-positive learners in Tanzania

    As part of a two-country study (with Namibia), TAMASHA was contracted by UNESCO to carry out research into the needs of children in school living with HIV and the extent to which their rights and needs were being fulfilled. This research was carried out by interviewing national policy-makers and officials, as well as district officials in Njombe District. Children living with HIV and others affected by AIDS were also interviewed, together with their parents, guardians and teachers, and organizations working with them in Dar-es-Salaam and Njombe District in Iringa Region. …

  13. Promoción de la salud sexual y prevención del VIH-sida y de las ITS en los pueblos indígenas de las Américas: Abya-Yala Kuyarinakui

    Estudio sobre la situación general de las ITS y VIH/sida en pueblos originarios de América Latina. La primera parte del análisis incluye una evaluación doble: por una parte, la constatación de la gravedad de la presencia de estas enfermedades específicas en los pueblos indígenas, a partir de muestras concretas y, por otra parte, las maneras de solucionar el problema que ya los mismos pueblos y sus agentes de ayuda están aplicando. …

  14. A handbook on best practices regarding HIV and AIDS for people with disabilities: services, policy advocacy, programming

    The goal of this handbook is to highlight some of the best practices around the world in HIV/AIDS services, programmes and policies for people with disabilities. This handbook is primarily aimed at organizations involved in or intending to be involved in programming and advocacy to influence or to develop policy and programmes in HIV/AIDS service delivery for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). This includes both mainstream HIV/AIDS organizations, and those working primarily with/for people with disabilities. …

  15. Balance político normativo sobre el acceso de las y los adolescentes a los servicios de salud sexual, salud reproductiva y prevención del VIH-Sida

    La finalidad de este documento consiste en presentar los resultados del balance realizado por UNFPA de la Ley General de Salud de Perú y el Código Penal, el cual contiene el análisis de los obstáculos y vacíos que presenta el marco político normativo nacional e internacional, así como los avances y desafíos referidos al acceso de las y los adolescentes a estos servicios. Asimismo, se presentan las posibles rutas que se deben seguir para lograr los cambios deseados en la legislación vigente. …

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