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  1. Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

    The starting point for this guideline is the point at which a woman has learnt that she is living with HIV, and it therefore covers key issues for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support for women living with HIV. …

  2. E-discussion - Young people and HIV

    E-discussion questions included: 1.What do you see as the challenges for young people in accessing services such as HIV testing and how can we overcome this? 2.Given that CAFOD’s HIV prevention approach is to give ‘full and accurate information on all forms on the effectiveness and limitations of all means of reducing the risks of HIV infection’ – what challenges does this lead to when working with young people? What HIV prevention work have you or partners done with young people? 3.Where is the best place for young people to access information on HIV and AIDS? …

  3. Preventing HIV and unintended pregnancies: strategic framework 2011–2015

    This framework supports the 'Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive'. It is a product of The Inter-agency Task Team (IATT) for Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers, and their Children and was developed by the IATT Working Group on Primary Prevention of HIV and the Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (now included with the Integration Working Group under the re-configured IATT). It offers guidance to: 1. …

  4. Sexuality education for HIV prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a regional diagnosis

    More than 25 years since the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), preventing its transmission continues to be a challenge throughout the world; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are not an exception. The Government of Mexico has called upon the countries of the region to sign a joint Declaration from the Ministries of Education and Health with the firm commitment to utilize a comprehensive sex education approach as a strategic tool for HIV prevention. …

  5. Love, life and HIV. Voices of young people with HIV from around the world

    Love, life and HIV. Voices of young people with HIV from around the world

  6. In a life: linking HIV and sexual and reproductive health in people's lives

    Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV recognizes the vital role that sexuality plays in people's lives, and the importance of empowering people to make informed choices about their lives, love and intimacy. The real-life stories in this publication reflect the core characteristics and values that IPPF aims for in linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV: evidence-informed programming, a recognition of vulnerability and the full protection of rights. …

  7. Youth sexuality: confronting HIV/AIDS

    Los jóvenes y el VIH/sida en América Latina. Descripción general de su situación y las políticas que sugiere la International Planned Parenthood Federation para, junto a ellos, responder a la epidemia de VIH/sida. Se describen también enfoques y acciones realizadas por esta organización.

  8. UNESCO's short guide to the essential characteristics of effective HIV prevention

    This booklet aims to increase understanding of the characteristics of efficient and effective HIV and AIDS responses. It is designed to explain in a user-friendly and accessible format what these characteristics mean in practice, and how they can be applied, integrated and institutionalised into HIV and AIDS planning and programme processes. It targets programme implementers and project managers developing and implementing activities (largely in the area of HIV prevention) within UNESCO. …

  9. Report on access to Global Fund resources by HIV/AIDS Key Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Report on access to treatment to HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. The first section of this report analyses quantitative data collected from the secretariat of the Global Fund relating to the allocation of Global Fund resources in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru, Haiti and the English-speaking Caribbean. …

  10. Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages. A Generic Guide

    Guía para la evaluación de servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva y su relación con el VIH. Este instrumento genérico cubre un amplio rango de temas relacionados a los vínculos, tales como politícas públicas, sistemas y servicios. El diseño de este instrumento tiene la finalidad de proporcionar una guía para evaluar vínculos que pueden adaptarse como necesarios a contextos regionales o nacionales sobre la base de ciertos factores. Se incentiva a los países a que revisen las preguntas, verifiquen el ámbito de la evaluación y la modifiquen de acuerdo al contexto local. El objetivo de este instrumento adaptable consiste en evaluar los vínculos bidireccionales entre el VIH y la SSR en el ámbito de políticas públicas, de sistemas y de prestación de servicios. Asimismo, tiene el propósito de identificar brechas y contribuir fundamentalmente al desarrollo de planes de acción orientados a países específicos para forjar y fortalecer dichos vínculos. Este instrumento se centra principalmente en el sector de la salud y puede adaptarse para cubrir otros sectores (educación, servicio social, y trabajo). Este instrumento puede utilizarse como una actividad independiente o integrarse a una revisión más amplia de la respuesta nacional. Se centra en preguntas que pueden responderse por medio de revisiones de gabinete y de entrevistas individuales o grupales (Secciones de Políticas Públicas y Sistemas), y de entrevistas individuales a diversos usuarios y proveedores de servicios (Sección de Prestación de servicios). Estos enfoques pueden complementarse con una variedad de otras metodologías de investigación, entre las que se incluyen: observaciones de los servicios, grupos focales de discusión entre encargados de la formulación de políticas públicas, proveedores de servicios y usuarios, recopilación de información de expedientes clínicos y encuestas realizadas por medio del del método "usuario simulado".

  11. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS and care. HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination: an anthropological approach

    Ce document résulte d'un projet conjoint de l'UNESCO et d'ONUSIDA intitulé "L'approche culturelle de la prévention et du traitement du VIH et sida". Il vise à lutter contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Ce document présente les actes de la table ronde organisée en novembre 2002 dans le cadre du projet sur le thème: " VIH et sida, stigmatisation et discrimination : une approche anthropologique ". …

  12. The multiple faces of the intersections between HIV and violence against women

    Violence against women (VAW) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represent two profound problems for development and health. Development Connections, with the support of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), is implementing an initiative focused on strengthening capacities to further this goal through: a) the creation of a community of practices on the integration of VAW and HIV policies and programs, and b) the design of a manual including the scientific evidence available, best practices and tools for the integration of policies and programs. …

  13. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. …

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