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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. 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. …

  4. 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). …

  5. Normas para la atención integral a las personas con VIH

    El presente documento plantea el abordaje del paciente desde un punto de vista interdisciplinario, da recomendaciones para la utilización correcta de la terapia antirretroviral en adultos, madres y niños y niñas, provee información para el tratamiento oportuno de enfermedades oportunistas, incluye la temática de la co-infección VIH/TBC y da recomendaciones para el seguimiento y apoyo tanto a las personas con VIH como a sus familiares.

  6. 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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