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  1. 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. …

  2. Asia Regional Consultation on MSM HIV Care and Support

    This document is an outcome of a process to establish a regional framework defining the key elements of a comprehensive response to HIV among MSM and transgender persons (TGs) in the Asia Pacific Region. Along with UNDP and USAID, this regional process has been supported by WHO, UNESCO, UNAIDS, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and Family Health International. It has involved government sector and community representatives from over 20 countries.

  3. Global Consultation on Strengthening the Health Sector Response to Care, Support, Treatment and Prevention for Young People Living with HIV

    The overarching objective of the consultation was to review and synthesize the experiences of young people living with HIV and health workers responsible for providing services for them, including the identification of gaps and obstacles in the provision and use of services, in order to offer practical recommendations on how to improve the health sector response. …

  4. Adolescent girls' livelihoods. Essential questions, essential tools : a report on a workshop

    A report of the Workshop on Essential Questions, Essential Tools convened in Cairo, Egypt, 13-14 October 1999, by Population Council, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to learn more about the nature of both younger and older adolescents; work experience, and to differentiate the particular needs and potentials of adolescent girls. …

  5. Strengthening care and support services in the era of treatment: Symposium report, 22-23 November 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa

    In response to a growing call from program managers and researchers in South Africa to engage in a dialogue with policymakers and donors about strengthening care and support services in the era of treatment, the Horizons Program organized a one-and-a-half day symposium on 22-23 November 2005 in Johannesburg. The symposium was designed to review current research and field experiences in order to identify ways to strengthen care and support programs, and to link them with treatment services. It also aimed to identify research, program, and policy gaps and priorities. …

  6. Situation of HIV/AIDS among Young People in the Asia-Pacific Region

    This note highlights the increasing risk of young people to HIV infection. It begins with an epidemiological overview and then analyses the factors that contribute to young people's vulnerability, including lack of information and access to youth-friendly health services, the needs of special target groups, and the links between drug use and HIV/AIDS. The paper then highlights the need for youth-friendly programmes and services, including peer-to-peer education and life skills. It also notes the importance of integrated youth health policies and high-level political comittment. …

  7. The status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world: [report of the symposium held in conjunction with the 12th World AIDS Conference, Veyrier du Lac, France, June 23-25, 1998]

    This is a report of a symposium on the status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. The symposium was organized in France by the Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic Network. It aimed to foster the exchange of information on status and trends for use by international, national and local bodies. The main topics covered include: 1)the state of the epidemic in 1998; 2)migration and HIV/AIDS; 3)inequities in care and support for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS; 4)mother-to-child transmission; 5)HIV transmission in the health care setting; 6)AIDS orphans; 7)interaction between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programmes; and 8)general recommendations.

  8. Save The Children; XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa, July 2000 Save the Children

    This document discusses the outlined policies, reflections and challenges in HIV/AIDS faced by Save the Children UK as discussed at the International AIDS Conference in Durban. …

  9. Report of UNICEF's Project to Expand Programming for Families and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS, January 1998 to December 1999.

    This report discusses the UNICEF project to expand programming for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS. The project had six objectives: to develop top management commitment and capacity; to mobilise field support; to initiate country programming or bring to scale; to prepare technical issues papers and global advocacy report; to build international and national advocacy on the issue; and to build sustainable data collection mechanisms.

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