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  1. HIV/AIDS Prevention among Youth: What Works?

    Young people are at the heart of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Not only are they disproportionately represented in terms of new infections, but they are also key to overcoming the disease. Effective HIV prevention efforts that focus on youth are crucial to reversing the pandemic. The World Bank is one of the largest official financiers of HIV/AIDS programs in the world, with over $2.7 billion committed for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment since 1988. …

  2. Profiles in equity: Better practices for women, children and AIDS

    Significant challenges remain in narrowing the gap between beneficiaries and those still missing from the AIDS response. …

  3. Training youth caregivers to provide HIV education and support to orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa

    A study conducted in KwaZulu Natal suggests that utilizing trained youth caregivers is a feasible approach for reaching orphans and vulnerable children with HIV prevention education and support. Participants were enthusiastic about the program and demonstrated some improvements in HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and communication.

  4. Making services youth-friendly with limited resources

    This informational sheet is produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Western Hemisphere Region for their affiliates to work with adolescents, young people in the region. This sheet describe project activities, evaluation strategies and key results, and summarize lessons learned. This document is available online at http://www.ippfwhr.org/publications/download/serial_issues/spotyouth18_e.pdf

  5. Cyber Cafe: a how-to manual: including designing a web site and implementing an online peer education program

    The goal of Cyber Cafés, A How-to Manual is to guide youth-serving NGOs in creating cyber caf?s to promote youth's reproductive and sexual health. Within this primary goal, the cyber caf? is an important tool to achieve several other goals. It will allow young people to: 1) access the Internet and search for accurate and up to date information on sexual health; 2) experience community, both online and off; 3) increase youth's computer literacy; and 4) improve youth's job related skills. …

  6. Lesson learned: community operated youth centres in Myanmar

    Released in July 2004, ôCommunity Operated Youth Centres in Myanmarö is published as part of a series entitled Lessons Learned, which aims at documenting and disseminatng lessons learned from projects with good and promising practices. The publication includes a simple guide to assist in the replication of this project. This publication describes lesson learned from a project that used a community operated reproductive health approach in Myanmar over a period of three years in 2001-2003. Four countries were choosen to take part in the project: Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh. …

  7. 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. …

  8. Beacon of Hope: Evaluation of the Kenya Girl Guides Association HIV/AIDS Program for School Children

    HIV infection rates among young Kenyan women outnumber those of young men by nearly six to one. Younger adolescents (10-15 years old) get most of their information about sexuality from their peers, who need to be equipped with accurate information and skills in order to better carry out their communication role.The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) reaches over 100,000 school-going adolescents and has recently embarked on a "Peer Education on HIV and AIDS Prevention" program to equip girls and their peers with information and skills regarding HIV prevention and care. …

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