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  1. Report on the Government and Faith Communities Consultation in HIV/AIDS

    The overall objective of the consultation was to initiate dialogue between Government and the Faith Communities and lay a foundation for an ongoing forum which should strengthen collaborative efforts in addressing the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Specifically the Consultation intended to: (a) Identify key issues and concerns in the national response to the epidemic, which offer common ground for collaborative work between Government and the Faith Communities. …

  2. Fight against HIV/AIDS

    This socio-cultural study is based on testimonials and interviews of Liberian people. With 42% of the population within the age group of 15-49 years, the country exhibits features of an in-built population momentum. These variables provide a grounds for an inevitable exponential rise in the prevalence of HIV infection in the country. The overall objective of this study is to generate socio-cultural information concerning key problems in HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives. …

  3. Young people, health, HIV, AIDS and development: a case for Uganda

    The paper outlines a background to the current social, health, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and AIDS status of young people, and the magnitude and impacts of the AIDS epidemic with specific focus on young people's vulnerability to HIV infection. It provides an overview of Uganda response to HIV and AIDS highlighting policy interventions, strategies, approaches and the contributions of young people in the response. Challenges and emerging issues and opportunities for scaling up the response are briefly explored. …

  4. The AIDS 2008 impact report: evidence to action

    The purpose of the 'AIDS 2008 Impact Report: Evidence to Action' is to inform the global response to HIV using the evidence, lessons learned, and debates from the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008), held in Mexico City from 3-8 August 2008. The 'AIDS 2008 Impact Report' is intended to be used by all stakeholders to support implementation of evidence-based policy and programming that will bring us closer to the goal of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It is divided into five major sections: 1. …

  5. The ABCs and beyond: developing and operations research agenda on comprehensive behavior change approaches for HIV prevention. Report from a technical meeting

    A report of a one-day Technical Meeting organized by the HORIZONS Program in April 2003 with the main objective to develop and set priorities for an operations research agenda on outstanding questions about effective behaviour change strategies for HIV risk reduction, particularly those that focus on what have been called the "ABC" behaviours: Abstinence or delayed sexual initiation, Be faithful/reducing number of partners, and Condom.

  6. Understanding and action: mobilizing parliamentarians to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in Africa. Report of the September 2003 Seminar

    This report summarizes the key findings and practical strategies developed by leading parliamentarians, civil society leaders, academics and international agency representatives at a two day seminar in Botswana in September 2003, entitled, "Reducing Women's Vulnerability and Combating Stigma in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa." 150 parliamentarians and other leaders from 23 African and European countries participated. …

  7. Nigeria's contributions to regional and global meetings on HIV/AIDS/STIs 1986-2003

    This document captures Nigeria's various contributions to regional and international international meetings between 1986 and 2003. The abstracts were grouped into the following sections: Basic Sciences, Clinical Success, Epidemiolmogy and prevention, Social sciences, Human rights

  8. HIV/AIDS and Budgeting Workshop: placing HIV/AIDS at the centre of national resource allocation in Namibia

    The aims of the workshop were: To introduce accounting officers/budget personnel to issues related to budgeting for HIV/AIDS. …

  9. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  10. Reaching regional consensus on improved behavioral and sero-surveillance for HIV: report from a regional conference in East Africa

    Ce rapport rend compte de l'atelier régional sur la surveillance du VIH organisé à Nairobi, Kenya du 10 au 13 février 1997. Des épidémiologistes, des responsables de programmes sur le SIDA et des spécialistes des sciences sociales y ont pris part. Les participants ont identifié les principales faiblesses des systèmes de surveillance actuels, fait des recommandations pour améliorer ces systèmes dans des domaines précis du suivi et de la collecte de données. Ils ont aussi démontré : 1. L'importance de la collecte de données sur le comportement pour renforcer les données épidémiologiques, 2. De la Production de plans d'action intégrant les conclusions de l'atelier en activités de surveillance à l'échelle nationale et 3. Du renforcement d'un partenariat effectif entre les épidémiologistes et les spécialistes du comportement dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Est.

  11. Report of the Planning Meeting on Strategic Options for HIV/AIDS Advocacy in Africa

    This report distils the observations and recommendations of a mission to six African countries (Burkina faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and the United Republic of Tanzania), undertaken on behalf of UNFPA and UNAIDS within the framwork of the framework of the Inernational Partnership Against AIDS in Africa (IPAA). The report is envisaged as a tool to stimulate a common understanding of the nature and dimensions of advocacy for HIV/AIDS. …

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