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  1. The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe: Where are we now? Where are we going? Background, projections, impacts, strategic response

    This document provides background to the epidemic, gives consideration to the social and economic impacts of the epidemic, looks at the national strategic response and makes projections about the epidemic under certain assumptions. It will be accompanied by a series of policy briefs that look at different programmatic interventions.

  2. Telling it How it is? The UNAIDS 2003 Update on the AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Obtaining an accurate picture of the levels and trends in HIV prevalence is not just some 'pointless academic' exercise. It is critically important in order to establish the actual and likely impacts of the epidemic, particularly in high prevalence countries, and to gauge the effectiveness of government and other prevention programmes.The 2003 AIDS Epidemic Update recently published by UNAIDS is widely regarded as the most authoritative assessment of the current state of the epidemic in Sub-Sahara Africa and elsewhere. …

  3. Llamado para la acción ... es la hora de actuar! Nuevas perspectivas en la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA en Nicaragua

    El "llamado a la acción" que se postula en este documento incluye accionespara facilitar la transicióndesde un estado de alertabajo que se vive actualmente en Nicaragua, a otro en el que se ponderan los factores determinantes de la epidemia.

  4. Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study of HIV/AIDS: South African National HIV Prevalence, Behavioural Risks and Mass Media. Household Survey 2002

    Accurate information on national prevalence, improved understanding of the sociocultural context in which the epidemic occurs, and the relative impact of interventions, are key to mounting an effective response to the epidemic. …

  5. Información Básica sobre VIH/SIDA

    Esta sección ofrece una buena descripción del problema y datos sobre la incidencia en Costa Rica.

  6. HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: the growing epidemic?

    An analysis of prevalence rates in selected African countries.

  7. HIV/AIDS in Latin America: the challenge ahead

    Information on HIV/AIDS epidemics in Latin America is disperse and lacks comprehensiveness. Sound and timely policies can limit the current and future impact of the epidemics but good policies are built on a strong epidemiological base and according to the countries' needs. The aim of this study was to assemble all the information available on the epidemiological pattern of the epidemics in Latin America and to gather information on current national surveillance capacity, national responses of the health sector to identify key areas where specific interventions are needed. …

  8. Facing the HIV/AIDS pandemic

    We are entering the third decade of what may be the most devastating epidemic in human history: HIV/AIDS. The disease continues to ravage families, communities, and countries throughout the world. In addition to the 20 million people who have already died of AIDS, most of the 40 million people now living with HIV are likely to die a decade or more prematurely. Each day, 14,000 people-12,000 adults and 2,000 children-become infected with HIV. At least 95 percent of these new infections occur in less developed countries; more than 50 percent afflict women and young adults. …

  9. Connecting lower HIV infection rates with changes in sexual behaviour in Thailand: data collection and comparison

    Connecting lower HIV infection rates with changes in sexual behaviour in Thailand: data collection and comparison

  10. Level and flow of national and international resources for the response to HIV/AIDS, 1996-1997

    This study offers a baseline upon which to build a monitoring system for national and international HIV/AIDS financing. It also highlights a series of issues that need to be addressed in the development of such a monitoring system.

  11. Evaluation des progrès en Ouganda : prévalence du VIH et comportement sexuel : avantage d'une double surveillance

    This case study from Uganda discusses tools that have been used to track trends in HIV and sexual behavior. It also examines links between HIV infection and sexual behavior.

  12. A measure of succes in Uganda : the value of monitoring both HIV prevalence and sexual behavior

    This brochure discusses the tools used to track trends in HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour in Uganda. It attempts to demonstrate links between the two.

  13. HIV/AIDS control in Kabarole District, Uganda

    Since the early 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spread rapidly throughout the African continent. By the end of 2001 an estimated 29 million people were living with HIV in Africa. That same year 3.5 million people became newly infected with the disease and 2.2 million individuals died from AIDS-related causes. At the end of 2001, more than 14 million children worldwide had lost one or both parents to the epidemic. By providing support to a number of projects, GTZ has been assisting African countries in their fight against the epidemic since 1987. …

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