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"Wising Up" to Alcohol-Related HIV Risk, Cape Town, South Africa

Katherine Fritz
Publication Date
August 1, 2010

This 12-page case study, published by AIDSTAR-One, looks at the South African health communication programme Phaphama (which means "wise up" in Zulu and other South African languages), which was designed to reduce alcohol-related sexual risk among patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) seeking care at a primary health care clinic. Phaphama ran between 2005 and 2009, and combined counselling to reduce hazardous drinking with HIV risk-reduction counselling in a single 60-minute session.

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AIDSTAR-One website on July 4 2011.

Emerging Good Practices in Migration and HIV Programming in Southern Africa

Obrien Fungai Nyamucherera
Publication Date
March 1, 2011

The 86-page report, published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), was produced to identify, assess, and document emerging best practices based on work done in pilot projects under the IOM's Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA). PHAMSA projects are based around a comprehensive HIV model, and implemented in migration-affected communities, in collaboration with partners, in Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zambia, mostly within mining and agricultural sectors.

Managing the Media Monster: The Influence of Media (from Television to Text Messages) on Teen Sexual Behavior and Attitudes

Jane D. Brown, ed.
Publication Date
December 1, 2008

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

"The media are the air our young people breathe. That air should include accurate information about the risks and responsibilities of sexual behavior."

This report is intended to share with practitioners and programmes research about how the media influence the sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of young people (defined here as ages 12 to 24) - both positively and negatively.

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