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  1. Towards an AIDS-free generation. Children and AIDS sixth stocktaking report, 2013

    Focusing on the first and second decades of life, the Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, 2013: reviews the HIV burden among children and adolescents and the progress being made; identifies key strategies to accelerate access to HIV prevention, treatment, protection, care and support for children and adolescents; summarizes opportunities arising from recent scientific advances, new technology and emerging practice innovations; seeks to mobilize national and international efforts to keep children HIV-free and ensure that children living with HIV remain AIDS-free.

  2. Brazilian policy on addressing AIDS: Results, progress and perspectives

    A resposta programática às DST/aids entra em um novo ciclo de desenvolvimento da epidemia, com taxas de prevalência relativamente baixas na população geral, em contraste com prevalências mais elevadas em subgrupos populacionais em situação de maior vulnerabilidade, o que exige o aprimoramento das estratégias de vigilância, prevenção, assistência e tratamento. …

  3. National AIDS programmes: a guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people

    A guide to indicators for monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people has been developed in collaboration with UNAIDS cosponsors and a wide range of other partners to provide an overview of core indicators that should be used at national level to monitor and evaluate programmes directed to HIV prevention among young people. …

  4. Political declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our efforst to eliminate HIV/AIDS

    Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.

  5. Children and AIDS: fifth stocktaking report, 2010

    Advocacy and investment on behalf of children affected by AIDS have had an impact, and the goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV appears within reach. But for every problem solved or advance made, new challenges and constraints have arisen. This Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report examines current data, trends and the progress that's been made - pointing out disparities in access, coverage and outcomes - and calls for concrete actions to benefit the millions of children, women and families worldwide who bear the burden of the epidemic.

  6. Children and AIDS: Second stocktaking report

    This Stocktaking Report, the second since the "Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS" initiative was launched in 2005, examines data on progress, emerging evidence, and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to four programme areas: preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, providing paediatric HIV care and treatment, preventing infection among adolescents and young people, and protecting and supporting children affected by HIV and AIDS. …

  7. Challenges ecountered in capacity building: review of literature and selected tools

    As the responses to the AIDS pandemic change from emergency services to long-term care for those infected and affected and as the responses by governments and international and local organizations put greater emphasis on implementing country-owned, sustainable programs to address the spread of the disease, the need for capacity building within the HIV/AIDS community becomes increasingly apparent. …

  8. Intensifying HIV prevention: UNAIDS policy position paper

    El objetivo primordial del documento es activar y movilizar la intensificación de la prevención del VIH con el propósito final de alcanzar el acceso universal al tratamiento y prevención del VIH. El documento define las principales acciones que deben llevarse a cabo para contener la propagación de nuevas infecciones por el VIH e invertir así el curso de la epidemia de SIDA. Asimismo, indica las medidas que deben tomarse para reducir con prontitud y eficacia el déficit de la prevención del VIH a partir de la sinergia entre la prevención y la atención del VIH, y para asegurar la sostenibilidad del la ampliación del tratamiento del VIH en el contexto actual. Destaca también el papel del ONUSIDA en la intensificación de la prevención del VIH y señala los métodos que pueden emplearse para emprender acciones de apoyo conjuntas. El presente documento está dirigido a todos aquellos que desempeñan una función de liderazgo en la prevención, tratamiento y atención del VIH. Sus fundamentos se basan en la Declaración de compromiso sobre el VIH/SIDA adoptada por todos los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas en la Décima Reunión de la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA, celebrada en Río de Janeiro en diciembre de 2000. El documento se apoya además en los compromisos expresados en el Programa de Acción de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Población y Desarrollo y en la Plataforma para la Acción de Beijing, así como en los informes de seguimiento de éstos. Asimismo, destaca las significativas oportunidades que existen para el fortalecimiento de la prevención del VIH en el contexto de los programas de terapia antirretrovírica tales como la Iniciativa "Tres millones para 2005", destinada a ampliar el tratamiento antirretrovírico en los países en desarrollo. Este documento consta de cuatro secciones principales. En la Sección 1 se exponen los motivos por los que la prevención del VIH debe reforzarse considerablemente a fin de superar los retos actuales y aprovechar las oportunidades existentes. En la Sección 2 se describen las acciones clave que han de constituir el núcleo de la respuesta de prevención del VIH y los principios centrales subyacentes a dichas acciones. En la Sección 3, se señalan los pasos que deben seguir los asociados nacionales para ampliar la prevención del VIH en el ámbito nacional. En la Sección 4 se describe el apoyo que proporcionará a este proceso el ONUSIDA. Por último, el apoyo que la Junta Coordinadora del Programa del ONUSIDA manifestó al presente Documento de Posición de Política en su Decimoséptima Reunión está recogido en el Anexo.

  9. Handbook on HIV and human rights for national human rights institutions

    This Handbook is designed to assist national human rights institutions to integrate HIV into their mandate to protect and promote human rights. It provides a basic overview of the role of human rights in an effective response to the epidemic and suggests concrete activities that national institutions can carry out within their existing work. It also presents possibilities for engaging with the national HIV response in order to protect and promote human rights, in the context of the “Three Ones”. …

  10. Transforming the national AIDS response: mainstreaming gender equality and women's human rights into the "three ones"

    Statistics on HIV and AIDS present a stark reality. Today, after over 25 years of working to combat this pandemic, over 30 million people are living with HIV, half of them women. Women's infection rates are rising, often dramatically, outpacing those of men in many countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The single most important strategy in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS is empowering women and girls and guaranteeing their rights to prevention, treatment, care and support. …

  11. Strategic directions for improving the health and development of children and adolescents

    The document summarizes priority areas for WHO action based on global evidence. Improving the health and development of children and adolescents means that WHO will need to shape its implementation of the strategy to the epidemiological needs of specific regions and countries. The strategy document proposes a flexible, country-specific approach that reflects and respects differences in epidemiology. In addition, it outlines a strategic framework that is based on equity, the life course, and a public health approach. It defines principles to guide the implementation. …

  12. Young People and HIV/AIDS: Opportunity in crisis

    This report contains important new information about why young people are the key to defeating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including results from more than 60 new national surveys. It reaffirms that we must we accord top priority to making investments in the well-being of young people and to engaging them in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  13. Guidelines for the development of a national AIDS prevention and control programme

    This document provides information on how to set up and organise a national program against AIDS. It also covers the definition of program objectives, the formulation of strategies, the identification of appropriate activities and the evaluation of the program.

  14. Community mobilization and AIDS

    Community-level action has played a major role in the global response to HIV/AIDS. It has proved essential to many components of a successful national response, most notably, awareness, prevention, policy and legal changes, impact alleviation, advocacy, family and community care and support.

  15. Sexually transmitted diseases: policies and principles for prevention and care

    This document outlines policies and principles for the prevention and care of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). It is designed to assist those who are involved in developing and implementing STD programmes. Although, it does not provide a detailed description of activities that may be used in the implementation of such programmes, some areas are highlighted in the Annexures to serve as models that can be adapted to local situations.

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