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  1. Meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of key populations in Latin America and the Caribbean

    In recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean have seen progress in stemming the impact of HIV. Increased access to treatment, rapid testing technologies, coordinated prevention and education efforts, and the virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission have helped reduce the overall HIV prevalence rate. While encouraging, this figure masks serious, localized epidemics. While HIV prevalence is generally low, prevalence among key affected populations—such as men who have sex with men, transgender women, and sex workers—is particularly high. …

  2. Report card. HIV prevention for girls and young women: Dominican Republic

    This report card aims to provide a summary of HIV prevention for girls and young women in Dominican Republic. This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), under the umbrella of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, and with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Young Positives. The Report Card is an advocacy tool. It aims to increase and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention for girls and young women in Dominican Republic. …

  3. Report card. HIV prevention for girls and young women: Jamaica

    This report card aims to provide a summary of HIV prevention for girls and young women in jamaica. This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), under the umbrella of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, and with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Young Positives. The Report Card is an advocacy tool. It aims to increase and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention for girls and young women in Jamaica. …

  4. Report card. HIV prevention for girls and young women: Peru

    This report card aims to provide a summary of HIV prevention for girls and young women in Peru. This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), under the umbrella of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, and with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Young Positives. The Report Card is an advocacy tool. It aims to increase and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention for girls and young women in Peru. …

  5. Dignity denied: violations of the rights of HIV-positive women in Chilean health facilities

    Dignity Denied documents the systemic discrimination and abuse that HIV-positive women endure in Chilean health facilities. Based on women's testimonies and those of healthcare providers, this report exposes the discriminatory and often dehumanizing experiences that Chilean women living with HIV/AIDS face when seeking healthcare, including failures to protect patient confidentiality, lack of adequate pre- and post-test counseling, delayed or abusive treatment, pressure to not bear children, and coercive and forced sterilization.

  6. Direitos Humanos e HIV/AIDS: Avanços e perspectivas para o enfrentamento da epidemia no Brasil

    Não é possível dissociar direitos humanos do enfrentamento das DST/HIV/aids. O processo de reconhecimento do direito ao acesso universal a prevenção, diagnóstico e tratamento constitui importante bandeira de direitos humanos desde o inicio da epidemia. Afirmar a dignidade do ser humano é o que traz sentido para, por exemplo, a discussão sobre a função social da propriedade intelectual frente o direito à saúde. Além da disponibilização de preservativos e medicamentos anti-retrovirais, trata-se de uma luta constante contra as desigualdades sociais. …

  7. Sem Direito de Amar? A Vontade de Ter Filhos entre Homens (e Mulheres) Vivendo com o HIV

    O presente artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa com 250 homens portadores do HIV com vida sexualmente ativa em relaçâo ao cuidado com a sua saúde reprodutiva em centros de referência de Aids, comparando-os com estudos realizados com mulheres portadoras. Apesar das conquistas queápermitem a paternidade sem infecção da parceira e da criança, os resultados indicam pouco acolhimento, mesmo nos centros de excelência pesquisados. …

  8. Addressing HIV and AIDS stigma in Jamaica: Lessons learned from a community based sensitization programme

    Many challenges have been encountered in the response to HIV and AIDS, not the least of which is the impact of stigma on the lives of people infected as well as those otherwise affected. We recognize that a multi-pronged approach is necessary in any effort to combat this disease and propose that explicit sensitization training and anti-stigma measures are a critical component of any successful HIV&AIDS education or elimination program. Working with people living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) has been a precious, most invaluable experience. …

  9. Manual de Consejería en VIH/SIDA

    Este documento que ofrece información actualizada y adecuada sobre el proceso de Consejería en VIH/SIDA, así como estrategias y sugerencias que ayudan al o la Consejero/a a ofrecer el servicio con mayor efectividad. En el Manual se localizan lineamientos sobre los aspectos básicos que definen la Consejería y los temas que tendrá que abordar. Basado en las directrices universales sobre Consejería, las investigaciones sobre el tema en diferentes regiones y en la experiencia de ACCSI.

  10. AZT

    Resultado do concurso "Vidas em Crônica: Retratos da Aids no Brasil", a AZT selecionou 15 histórias reais, ambientadas nas décadas de 1980, 1990 ou período de 2000 até os dias atuais. A revista dar voz àqueles que desejam contar suas histórias, suas experiências e, de alguma forma, dar força a quem precisa enfrentar a doença, o preconceito e a discriminação.

  11. Vivir en positivo: Guía para las personas con VIH-sida, sus familiares y amigos

    Guía para personas que viven con VIH y su entorno cercano. Incluye variados aspectos desde el aceptar un resultado positivo, como informarle a familiares y amigos, qué significa vivir con VIH, los medicamentos y dieta a seguir, la afectividad, salud reproductiva, derechos y datos útiles.

  12. Manual para la Prevención del VIH/SIDA en Usuarios de Drogas Inyectadas

    El presente Manual es una propuesta para subsanar esta carencia de personal capacitado que se vincule con ambas problemáticas, y forma parte de la estrategia de intervención educativa que desarrolla el Centro Nacional para la Prevención y Control del VIH/SIDA (CENSIDA) hacia UDI, identificado como grupo vulnerable para contraer el VIH/SIDA, conjuntando la información que se ha generado de la investigación nacional e internacional con metodología cuantitativa y cualitativa, y la experiencia de varios años de trabajo de campo en la rehabilitación de usuarios de drogas inyectadas del Programa Com …

  13. Vivir con VIH no es lo mismo que tener sida: Guía para PVVS

    Guía con información práctica para personas que viven con VIH. Describe las formas de contagio, los cuidados que hay que tener y los derechos de las personas que viven con este virus.

  14. Adolescentes, AIDS e Sexualidade. Um Bicho de 7 Cabeças?

    Folleto didáctico dirigido a jóvenes y adolescentes que viven con VIH que responde a preguntas frecuentes respecto a sexualidad y afectividad, con la intención de derribar mitos relativos al VIH.

  15. Boletín: Prevención del VIH para niñas y mujeres jóvenes

    El Boletín de Notas resume la situación al 2007 de las estrategias de prevención del VIH y los servicios para niñas y mujeres jóvenes entre 15 y 24 años de edad en México. Contiene un análisis de cinco componentes claves que influyen en la prevención del VIH, a saber: 1. Disposiciones legales; 2. Disposiciones políticas; 3. Disponibilidad de los servicios; 4. Accesibilidad de los servicios; 5. Participación y derechos. Además, ofrece recomendaciones a los principales actores para incrementar la acción en estrategias de prevención del VIH y los servicios para niñas y mujeres jóvenes en México.

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