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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 ...

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 ...

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
January 22, 2015

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among ...

Enhancing Benefits or Increasing Harms: Community Responses for HIV among Men Who Have Sex With Men, Transgender Women, Female Sex Workers, and People Who Inject Drugs
July 28, 2014

Enhancing Benefits or Increasing Harms: Community Responses for HIV among ...

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"Structural determinants are especially important in mediating HIV risk among key populations, including men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers of all genders, and transgender women. The objective of this systematic ...

Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key Populations in Asia Pacific and Opportunities for Programming
June 23, 2014

Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key ...

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This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in ...

The Impact of Community Mobilisation on HIV Prevention in Middle and Low Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Critique
April 28, 2014

The Impact of Community Mobilisation on HIV Prevention in Middle and Low ...

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"While community mobilisation (CM) is increasingly advocated for HIV prevention, its impact on measurable outcomes has not been established.... One reason for the lack of systematic attention to CM is that it is used across categories of HIV ...

Female Sex Workers Programme Impact Assessment
January 23, 2014

Female Sex Workers Programme Impact Assessment

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This 25-page report shares finding of an impact assessment of Theatre For Change's "Interactive Theatre and Legislative theatre for sex workers and their clients" project in Malawi. The initiative was designed to ensure that sex workers, their ...

Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific
August 16, 2013

Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific

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This study was designed to: describe the diversity of laws that affect HIV responses in the context of sex work in the Asia Pacific region; assess the impact of laws, legal policies, and law enforcement practices on HIV responses in the context ...

Most-at-risk Populations: Unveiling New Evidence for Accelerating Programming
June 25, 2013

Most-at-risk Populations: Unveiling New Evidence for Accelerating Programming

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This 30-page publication shares reports from a series of studies undertaken among most-at-risk populations (MARPs) in Kenya between 2009 and 2011. According to the publication, the need for effective interventions among MARPs is increasingly ...

Sex Worker-Led Structural Interventions in India: A Case Study on Addressing Violence in HIV Prevention through the Ashodaya Samithi Collective in Mysore
June 5, 2013

Sex Worker-Led Structural Interventions in India: A Case Study on Addressing ...

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"Structural interventions have the capacity to improve the outcomes of HIV/AIDS interventions by changing the social, economic, political or environmental factors that determine risk and vulnerability."

Exploring the Influence of Age, Ethnicity and Education as Risk Factors for HIV Transmission among Adolescent and Young Female Sex Workers in Romania
June 3, 2013

Exploring the Influence of Age, Ethnicity and Education as Risk Factors for ...

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"Recent research shows that most commercial sex workers (CSWs) in Europe are Romanians..., but studies on their risk behaviors are rare..." The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for HIV and other adverse reproductive and sexual ...

Preventing HIV among Sex Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review
May 13, 2013

Preventing HIV among Sex Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review

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The main focus of this 35-page report is to review the risk factors for HIV among sex workers in sub-Saharan Africa and the interventions that have been successfully implemented in this region. The report, its findings, and recommendations are ...

Vulnerabilities, Health Needs and Predictors of High-Risk Sexual Behaviour among Female Adolescent Sex Workers in Kunming, China
May 10, 2013

Vulnerabilities, Health Needs and Predictors of High-Risk Sexual Behaviour ...

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Adolescent female sex workers (FSWs) who accessed sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention services, including peer-education-based health promotion and condom access, reported improved sexual behaviour. This is one of the findings of a ...

A Situation Analysis of the Education Sector Response to HIV, Drugs and Sexual Health in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste
May 1, 2013

A Situation Analysis of the Education Sector Response to HIV, Drugs and ...

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"In order to provide an enabling environment for preventing HIV and drug abuse, it is important to have an educated population, one that does not hold misconceptions or is discriminatory towards PLHIV [people living with HIV] and key affected ...

A Review of Migrant and Mobile Populations within Border Areas of SADC: Implications for HIV Prevention Programming
April 25, 2013

A Review of Migrant and Mobile Populations within Border Areas of SADC: ...

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This 58-page report outlines research exploring sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV needs in migrant, mobile, and border populations in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), highlighting implications for HIV prevention ...

Experiences from the Field: HIV Prevention among Most at Risk Adolescents in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
March 13, 2013

Experiences from the Field: HIV Prevention among Most at Risk Adolescents in ...

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"Concerted advocacy and action is needed from all partners to ensure that quality services are available to vulnerable and at-risk adolescents at national scale....Reforms must aim to expand and grant equitable access to services for all, ...

HIV in the Land of Baseball and Bachata: Dominican NGOs Provide Comprehensive Services to Those Most at Risk
October 30, 2012

HIV in the Land of Baseball and Bachata: Dominican NGOs Provide ...

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"Today, Rosa gives a talk about HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to the women at El Mamey, demonstrating the correct use of condoms and reminding the women to come for their monthly medical checkups at the Clínica de Familia La ...

Operational Guidelines for Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Programmes for Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, and Transgender People
April 18, 2012

Operational Guidelines for Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Programmes for ...

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This document offers guidance in planning, monitoring, and evaluating programmes in settings where HIV affects men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, and transgender people. It represents the result of a large individual and multiple ...

The Role of Non-Formal Education in Combating the HIV Epidemic in the Philippines and Taiwan
January 18, 2012

The Role of Non-Formal Education in Combating the HIV Epidemic in the ...

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From the abstract: "The Philippines is experiencing a low but slowly growing prevalence of HIV, with a UN [United Nations] estimate of 6,000-11,000 cases out of a population of 91 million, and a 150% increase in new cases in 2008 compared to ...

Striving for Transformation through Empowered People (STEP)
November 22, 2011

Striving for Transformation through Empowered People (STEP)

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Implemented in Vietnam's southwestern province, the 4-year STEP programme (2008-2012) addresses gender and its effects on the behaviour and life choices of both men and women. The programme, a collaboration between CARE International in Vietnam ...

Sex Work and Life with Dignity: Sex Work, HIV, and Human Rights Program in Peru
October 20, 2011

Sex Work and Life with Dignity: Sex Work, HIV, and Human Rights Program in Peru

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"The program helps open up a topic this society generally considers taboo. The barriers are slowly breaking down. This is a definite advantage." - Peruvian government official This case study explores the experiences of three organisations ...

Networking Proves Vital Strategy to Improving Women's Health Care: Relationships between Parliamentarians and HIV-positive Women Fosters Change
March 21, 2011

Networking Proves Vital Strategy to Improving Women's Health Care: ...

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This eight-page report details the outcomes of the Parliamentarians for Women's Health project, which was spearheaded by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania. The project sought to form ...

March 1, 2011

Increases in Self-Reported Consistent Condom Use among Male Clients of ...

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Published in Sexually Transmitted Infections (86(S1): i25-32), this paper explores one of the components of the Avahan India AIDS Initiative, a behaviour change communication (BCC) programme that sought to increase consistent condom use (CCU) ...

February 18, 2011

Community-based Prevention Leads to an Increase in Condom Use and a ...

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Published in BMC Public Health (10:497), this article explores the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP), which was a community-based HIV prevention initiative designed to reduce risk-taking behaviours and sexually ...

December 30, 2010

The O Icheke Campaign, Botswana: A National Multi-level Communication ...

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This 14-page case study, published by AIDSTAR-One, looks at Botswana's O Icheke - Break the Chain campaign which is designed to change attitudes and behaviour around multiple concurrent partnerships. The case study looks at the rationale behind ...

April 14, 2010

Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (STEPS) Evaluation

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This 60-page report, provided to STEPS for the Future by the Community Development Resource Association (CADRE), offers an account of an external evaluation of the Social Transformation and Empowermen

March 25, 2010

Assessment of Utilization of the HIV Interventions by Sex Workers in ...

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This 34-page study examines the strategy of peer education for reaching female sex workers (FSWs) with messages related to sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV and AIDS prevention in 4 large brothels in 4 different geographic sites in ...

March 12, 2009

Multiple Concurrent Partnerships Mass Media Campaign: Assessment of Reach, ...

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This 52-page report, published by Population Services International (PSI) Botswana with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is an evaluation of a mass media campaign

January 28, 2010

Mobile Cinema in Lesotho: Documenting Change

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This 52-page study, published by Sesotho Media and Development (SM&D), was produced to assess the extent to which the Steps for the Future mobile cinema programme in Lesotho had achieved its objective

January 31, 2007

Post Intervention Survey Report: HIV/AIDS/STI Knowledge, Attitude & Practice ...

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This 40-page evaluation shares results from a baseline and post-intervention survey carried out to shape, and then assess, a communication-centred project launched in January 2001 by

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