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ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, ...

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..."

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 18, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: ...

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"Addressing transphobia, stigma and discrimination is central to implementing evidence-informed and rights-based services for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care."

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject Drugs: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 17, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject ...

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This tool aims to support countries in fast-tracking their response to HIV among people who inject drugs, who are 28 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population and whose global rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 52%. ...

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Project
May 16, 2017

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected ...

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The LINKAGES project (Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV) aims to accelerate the ability of partner governments, key population (KP)-led civil-society organisations, and private-sector providers to ...

A Framework for Health Communication Across the HIV Treatment Continuum
May 1, 2017

A Framework for Health Communication Across the HIV Treatment Continuum

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"Communication approaches offer viable options for promoting relevant behaviors across the continuum."

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 ...

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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"Young MSM are often more vulnerable than older MSM to the effects of homophobia - manifested in discrimination, bullying, harassment, family disapproval, social isolation and violence - as well as criminalization and self-stigmatization."

HIV and Young Transgender People
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young Transgender People

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"Stigma and discrimination against transgender people frequently cause them to be rejected by their families and denied healthcare services, including access to HIV testing, counselling and treatment."

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs

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"Programmes are frequently not designed to respond to the overlapping vulnerabilities of young people who inject drugs or the specific legal challenges and ethical concerns in working with children. These vulnerabilities require responses that ...

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

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"Young people who sell sex are often marginalized and disengaged from services due to fear of legal sanctions."

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.”

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 ...

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Train the Trainers and Dialogue Facilitation Guides
December 7, 2016

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for ...

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These two materials have been developed to help community leaders in Swaziland to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in their communities and to advocate for modification of harmful cultural norms and practices that place AGYW at ...

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 ...

Youth Voices Count (YVC)
December 5, 2016

Youth Voices Count (YVC)

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Led by young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) people, Youth Voices Count (YVC) brings together young community leaders in Asia and the Pacific to address issues related to HIV, health, and human rights through capacity ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

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 ...

"Say No to Discrimination!" Masks Exhibition
September 1, 2016

"Say No to Discrimination!" Masks Exhibition

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"Masks are a symbol of identity and protection for people living with HIV, who still face serious discrimination. It's like people are living behind this disease and have to protect their identity. It's like wearing an invisible mask every day." ...

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 ...

CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men
July 21, 2016

CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men

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CPR is an e-learning hub assembled by The Global Forum on MSM (men who have sex with men) & HIV (MSMGF) offering continuing education opportunities for health professionals to ensure that sexual health programmes for gay and bisexual men are ...

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in ...

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"The Link Up training package had a positive impact on providers' beliefs and attitudes, and on the quality of care provided to young people living with - or at increased risk of contracting - HIV, including young key populations."

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 ...

Factors Associated with Mental Depression among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Southern India
April 5, 2016

Factors Associated with Mental Depression among Men Who Have Sex with Men in ...

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"The study indicates that there is an urgent need to integrate mental health care within the behavioral change communication component of HIV prevention and other health programs." Noting that mental health has been a largely neglected issue ...

(Even) Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: A Case Study on Working Together as the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks
January 28, 2016

(Even) Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: A Case Study on Working Together ...

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This report from the The Consortium of MSM (men who have sex with men) and Transgender Networks "documents the impact of the Consortium’s efforts and describes the added value of collaboration. The primary context of the case study is the ...

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."

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands
January 21, 2016

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands

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This report published by the Equal Rights Trust presents evidence of the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including: women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in ...

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review with Priority Actions
January 14, 2016

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review ...

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"Expanding access to ART while considering equity and human rights is urgently needed..."

CORE Group Working Groups
December 15, 2015

CORE Group Working Groups

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The CORE Group works toward building "a world of healthy communities, where no woman or child dies of preventable causes". It seeks to fulfill that vision by working with its 50+ member organisations and network of partners to generate ...

HIV and AIDS: A global health success story?
December 3, 2015

HIV and AIDS: A global health success story?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, December 3 2015 - December 1st is World AIDS Day (WAD), a time when people across the globe wear their red ribbons to raise awareness about HIV and for people to show their solidarity with and support ...

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.

Open Institute Cambodia: Young Women's Leadership Network
October 6, 2015

Open Institute Cambodia: Young Women's Leadership Network

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This project "Strengthening Capacity of Young Women’s Leadership Network" (YWLN) aims to increase the participation of young women, including young women and girls living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) people, ...

EVIH-T - Haiti
September 1, 2015

EVIH-T - Haiti

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Launched in November 2013 and ongoing through 2017, this social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign was carried out as part of the National AIDS Control Program’s (NACP) efforts in Haiti to create a collective, national response to ...

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV
July 21, 2015

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their ...

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"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering
June 16, 2015

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering

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Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived ...

Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers
April 29, 2015

Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

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This guide was produced to help journalists and writers to report on sex work in South Africa in a respectful and sensitive way. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images, ...

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries
April 24, 2015

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African ...

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"HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."

Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission Risks Among People Living with HIV in 6 Countries in Central America
April 21, 2015

Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission ...

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  This region-wide Central American study aims to estimate prevalence of HIV-related risks (sexual behaviour, HIV disclosure, number of sex partners, and violence) and factors associated with these risks, as well as evaluate a behaviour ...

HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review
April 20, 2015

HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review

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This evidence database is the centrepiece of a group of materials (See related summary below) from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication ...

The Role of Community Conversations in Facilitating Local HIV Competence: Case Study from Rural Zimbabwe
December 15, 2014

The Role of Community Conversations in Facilitating Local HIV Competence: ...

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This journal article examines the potential of using community conversations to strengthen positive responses to HIV in resource-poor environments. Guided by a facilitator, community members collectively identify local strengths and challenges ...

I Can't Change My HIV Status But You Can Change Your Attitude Campaign
December 9, 2014

I Can't Change My HIV Status But You Can Change Your Attitude Campaign

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Launched on December 1 2014, this national campaign is mobilising South Africans to engage in dialogue and debate around social attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLWHV), while encouraging greater openness and disclosure by PLWHV about ...

Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of Siyayinqoba Beat It! on HIV and AIDS
December 4, 2014

Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of ...

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This evaluation report outlines key findings related to Community Media Trust’s (CMT) Siyayinqoba Beat It! programme in South Africa based on The Third National HIV Communication Survey 2012. The objective of this analysis of the survey was to ...

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