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Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a Handbook for Public Health Programme Managers
August 1, 2017

Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a ...

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This European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report describes and analyses the social media space and the opportunities it presents for programmes to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among youth (aged ...

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A Compendium of Selected Projects in PEPFAR-Supported Countries
July 11, 2017

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A ...

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“Adolescents (ages 10-19) and youth (ages 15-24) bear a disproportionate share of the HIV burden, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about what projects are doing to make their interventions adolescent- and youth-friendly ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

HIV/AIDS Risk and Prevention Issues Among Inuit Living in Nunavut Territory of Canada
June 12, 2017

HIV/AIDS Risk and Prevention Issues Among Inuit Living in Nunavut Territory ...

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"There is a lack of data on the extent of HIV/AIDS among Inuit....Therefore this study was undertaken to fulfil this glaring void..." Based on the author's own research, undertaken during 3 visits to the Canadian Arctic and the published ...

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate the Response to HIV
June 6, 2017

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate ...

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"Human rights barriers - including stigma, discrimination, violence and other abuses, negative social attitudes, and legal obstacles - contribute to the vulnerability to HIV..."

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Communication Strategies for the Prevention of HIV, STI and Hepatitis among MSM in Europe
May 1, 2017

Communication Strategies for the Prevention of HIV, STI and Hepatitis among ...

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"The complex interplay between stigmatisation of homosexuality and the onward effect of this on self-esteem, mental health and sexual behaviour mean that MSM are a hard-to-reach group for delivering effective and sustained health education and ...

Pioneering HIV Services for and with Men Having Sex with Men in MENA
March 30, 2017

Pioneering HIV Services for and with Men Having Sex with Men in MENA

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"Deeply rooted HIV-related stigma and discrimination [in the MENA region], apparent in laws, policies, and programmes, and at all levels of society, pose significant barriers to HIV prevention and care, support and engagement of key populations ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
January 19, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With ...

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"Despite major scientific advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS, health departments around the world lack the necessary know-how to deliver responsive sexual health services targeting men who have sex with men. This and other barriers like ...

Validation and Evaluation Process of the Platform Revela2: from all positions
June 16, 2017

Validation and Evaluation Process of the Platform Revela2: from all positions

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Jair Vega Casanova, profesor and researcher from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla Colombia, presented the process of validation and evaluation of the edutainment strategy Revela2 at the 2016 SBCC SUMMIT in Etiopía.  The professor ...

Sisters With a Voice Project
April 4, 2017

Sisters With a Voice Project

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The Sisters with a Voice (SWV) programme started in 2009 and has reached over 24,000 female sex workers in 36 sites in Zimbabwe with clinical services, health education, and community empowerment and mobilisation activities. Both fixed and mobile ...

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Sex Workers?
March 30, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Sex Workers?

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“Female sex workers [FSWs] are affected by HIV more than any other group. In low and middle income countries (LMICs) HIV prevalence among sex workers is 11.8%. FSWs are 13.5 times more likely to be living with HIV than other women.”

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?
March 10, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?

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“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in ESA [East and Southern Africa]. Adolescents (aged 10-19) are the only age group in which AIDS deaths rose between 2001 and 2013.”

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours with Entertainment Education
March 7, 2017

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours ...

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“Results of an experimental evaluation of the MTV Shuga drama offer an encouraging message on the potential to use entertainment education as a development tool.”

Red Aware
January 4, 2017

Red Aware

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"Empowering young Australians to prevent the spread of HIV and other STIs through participation and leadership" Red Aware is an interactive campaign to bring young people in Australia together to take action and prevent the spread of HIV and ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons in Asia and the Pacific
December 5, 2016

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex ...

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This discussion paper with accompanying video lays out some of the key ingredients for a comprehensive youth friendly healthcare package tailored to the context of countries in Asia and the Pacific region that is accessible and affordable to ...

Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign
December 1, 2016

Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign

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What does HIV prevention mean to you? Write it on your hand, take a photo, and share it. In the lead-up to World AIDS Day (WAD), December 1 2016, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) implemented a social media-based ...

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings
October 25, 2016

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication ...

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"Participatory communication activities can spur discussion and engagement, empower individuals and groups, strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, and promote alternatives to norms and practices that propagate gender inequities and ...

Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame)
September 27, 2016

Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame)

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"Can a telenovela (soap opera) change attitudes and behaviors about HIV testing, treatment, and prevention?" Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame) is an English and Spanish telenovela web series developed to address the impact HIV has on the United ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

Modelling and Controlling Infectious Diseases
September 15, 2016

Modelling and Controlling Infectious Diseases

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"Mathematical modeling provides an appropriate framework to integrate data coming from different sources. This, together with computer simulation and interdisciplinary collaboration between data scientists and domain experts, provides in-depth ...

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV Prevention Globally: Translating Critical Dialog into Action through Action Media
September 2, 2016

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV ...

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"Communication to address public health concerns is typically developed through expert-led didactic approaches that, at best, engage audiences at the end of the development cycle through pretesting of communication concepts. Action Media provides ...

Relational Accountability in Indigenizing Visual Research for Participatory Communication
August 26, 2016

Relational Accountability in Indigenizing Visual Research for Participatory ...

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This article attempts to re-focus the discussion about participatory communication by examining elements of an indigenous approach to communication for social change research strategies. It is based on a larger research project undertaken in the ...

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep It Alive!" Social Marketing Campaign in Ontario, Canada
August 15, 2016

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep ...

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"...Black communities in Ontario and Canada as a whole are heterogeneous, but our results underline the importance of better understanding how and why campaigns are received in varying ways within a targeted population. In addition, the findings ...

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review
August 15, 2016

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review

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"Evidence exists that social marketing can influence health behaviours and health outcomes. Better documentation of social marketing interventions is needed when evaluating these programs." This article reviews evidence of the effectiveness of ...

SASA! Faith Materials
August 15, 2016

SASA! Faith Materials

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This set of materials has been produced for the SASA! Faith initiative which supports leaders, members, and allies of a religion to come together to prevent violence against women and HIV. The initiative involves a process of community ...

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude and Behavior about Condom Use among Married Men in India?
August 11, 2016

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude ...

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"The effectiveness of mass media campaigns for normalizing condom discussion is largely mediated by demographic and socio-economic variables. Future campaigns need to address these variables to be more effective."

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base
July 27, 2016

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base

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The AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base is an online collection of research and tools to help people who plan and implement evidence-based HIV prevention activities find what works in prevention. Each knowledge base topic is introduced with a ...

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review of Reviews
July 21, 2016

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review ...

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"Much progress has been made in interventions to prevent HIV infection. However, development of evidence-informed prevention programmes that translate the efficacy of these strategies into population effect remain a challenge." This paper ...

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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SAfAIDS in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in order to reduce HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and promote ...

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex Workers in Bangladesh Brothels: A Link Up Evaluation Study
July 18, 2016

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex ...

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"The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels."

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the Sexual Health of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar: A Link Up Evaluation
July 15, 2016

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the ...

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"Taken together, these findings suggest that the Link Up project was successful at integrating peer outreach and clinic-based components, and building capacity of clinics to provide MSM-friendly services."

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life
June 28, 2016

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life

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"B4L [Brothers for Life] was a visually striking and, at times, emotionally powerful mass media campaign supported by the most extensive community mobilisation initiative to date. It took the bold step of talking about widely accepted male ...

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and Communities in HIV Programmes with Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men
June 28, 2016

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and ...

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"Discussions throughout the meeting highlighted how creating meaningful and effective partnerships among everyone involved in using ICT for the health and well-being of gay men and other men who have sex with men..."

Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit
June 22, 2016

Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit

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This toolkit was developed to support Link Up's mentoring programme, which is designed to build the confidence and leadership skills of young people to participate and advocate for their priorities in policy processes, especially around sexual ...

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez]
May 31, 2016

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una ...

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"The first step to stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community is talking about it." One Conversation at a Time is a national (United States, or US) communication campaign that encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV/AIDS with ...

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks
May 9, 2016

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and ...

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Given the World Health Organization (WHO)'s recommendation that women should receive correct and full information to enable an informed choice regarding their method of contraception, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) ...

AIDSFree HIV Testing Services Community of Practice
April 20, 2016

AIDSFree HIV Testing Services Community of Practice

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The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services (HTS) Community of Practice is an electronic information sharing tool to help achieve the HIV testing target set out by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)'s 90-90-90 strategy to help end the ...

An Assessment of Comprehensive Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Slum and Non-Slum Populations in Delhi, India
April 5, 2016

An Assessment of Comprehensive Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Slum and Non-Slum ...

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"...to reduce HIV/AIDS vulnerability among women and men in slum and non-slum areas, programs must focus on appropriate behaviour change communication and build awareness to educate them on HIV/AIDS prevention methods especially among women in ...

AIDSFree Prevention Update
March 18, 2016

AIDSFree Prevention Update

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The Prevention Update is an online library that provides a sample of summaries and abstracts of recent published articles - some available as free, open source documents and others available by purchase or subscription only - on global HIV ...

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households
March 14, 2016

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples ...

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"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide
February 19, 2016

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and ...

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"Similar to sexual violence against adults, sexual violence against children and adolescents is surrounded by a culture of secrecy, stigma, and silence. Too often, it is viewed as a private matter, especially when the perpetrator is a family ...

AIDSFree Guidance Database
January 28, 2016

AIDSFree Guidance Database

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The AIDSFree Guidance Database brings together national HIV testing and treatment guidance from many priority countries around the world. This interactive database can be used to prepare guideline revisions for specific countries, conduct ...

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global Targets to End the AIDS Epidemic
January 26, 2016

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global ...

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"Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination."

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy
November 25, 2015

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy

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This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to accelerating the AIDS response ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report
October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more informed decisions."

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