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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 ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
July 2, 2014

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to ...

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"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

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 ...

Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A Cross-Sectional Baseline Survey
April 3, 2014

Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A ...

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This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.

Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa
April 3, 2014

Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa

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This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners, and HIV Transmission in Namibia
November 20, 2013

Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners, and HIV Transmission in Namibia

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This 104-page report, produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presents the results of a qualitative research study undertaken to examine the impact of alcohol consumption on sexual partnerships and ...

Young People’s Views and Perceptions Regarding Female Condoms
November 15, 2013

Young People’s Views and Perceptions Regarding Female Condoms

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This 22-page report shares findings of a qualitative study conducted by Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication in Malawi to explore views regarding condom use among young girls and boys aged 15 to 24. Conducted in semi-urban ...

HIV Prevention and Treatment for Adolescents: A Social Study of Africaid Whizzkids United's Comprehensive Model
October 29, 2013

HIV Prevention and Treatment for Adolescents: A Social Study of Africaid ...

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This document describes a case study done on behalf of Oxfam in order to describe the "social aspects" of the work of Africaid Whizzkids United (WKU). Africaid is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that provides HIV prevention, treatment, and ...

The Effect of HIV/AIDS Education on Adolescents in Trinidad and Tobago
August 26, 2013

The Effect of HIV/AIDS Education on Adolescents in Trinidad and Tobago

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"This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of an HIV/AIDS educational intervention on adolescents' knowledge about and perceptions of susceptibility and severity of HIV/AIDS. We also examined whether providing information about ...

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 ...

Constructing Home and Family: How the Ballroom Community Supports African American GLBTQ Youth in the Face of HIV/AIDS
June 18, 2013

Constructing Home and Family: How the Ballroom Community Supports African ...

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"This article focuses on the construction of homes and families within the ballroom community, a prominent feature of urban GLBTQ communities of color in cities across the United States.”

 Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, and HIV
June 13, 2013

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, and HIV

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"In every world region, men who have sex with men (MSM) face significantly higher rates of HIV than the general population." This policy brief examines HIV risk factors and access to services among young MSM (YMSM), using data from the Global ...

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 ...

Effectiveness of HIV Prevention for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Nonrandomized Trials
May 6, 2013

Effectiveness of HIV Prevention for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic ...

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"We undertook a systematic review, and a meta-analysis when appropriate, to assess effectiveness of interventions to reduce sexual risk behaviours, and consequent HIV infection, among young people (10-25 years) in sub-Saharan Africa." This study ...

Young People and HIV/AIDS
December 6, 2012

Young People and HIV/AIDS

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Dr. Susan Kasedde's presentation for the Programming for Adolescents and Youth in the Arab States/MENA Region conference in Istanbul, Turkey, December 3-7 2012, opens with 2012 statistical trends in new HIV infection in adults and children. ...

Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll: Applying the Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI) Approach to the Promotion of Proper Male Condom Usage in Jamaica
November 28, 2012

Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll: Applying the ...

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This article from the journal Caribbean Quarterly (Special Issue on Communication in Action) reviews a condom distribution project in Jamaica through the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) lens. This framework is used to understand the ...

Reaching Youth with Out-of-Facility HIV and Reproductive Health Services: A Systematic Review
November 1, 2012

Reaching Youth with Out-of-Facility HIV and Reproductive Health Services: A ...

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This systematic literature review was undertaken to identify policies promoting or programmes delivering HIV or reproductive health services to adolescents in their communities. The researchers reviewed studies that evaluated uptake of services ...

Clueless or Clued Up: Your Right to be Informed about Contraception
February 27, 2012

Clueless or Clued Up: Your Right to be Informed about Contraception

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This media report from the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and Bayer Pharmaceuticals explores young people's attitudes about sex and contraception and whether they are able to access accurate and unbiased information to make ...

Mobile Clinics in India Take to the Road
November 28, 2011

Mobile Clinics in India Take to the Road

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From the Case Study Series from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s AIDSTAR-One (AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources, Sector 1, Task Order 1), this report explores the process and results of a ...

Stay Healthy: A Gender-Transformative HIV Prevention Curriculum for Youth in Namibia
November 23, 2011

Stay Healthy: A Gender-Transformative HIV Prevention Curriculum for Youth in ...

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This interactive curriculum from EngenderHealth and LifeLine/ChildLine is designed to apply a gender-transformative approach to HIV prevention in Namibian schools.

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 ...

Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners, and HIV Transmission in Namibia
November 14, 2011

Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners, and HIV Transmission in Namibia

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This 104-page report, produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presents the results of a qualitative research study undertaken to examine the impact of alcohol consumption on sexual partnerships and ...

October 28, 2011

Effect of Communication on HIV Prevention and Living with HIV/AIDS

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Developed for advocacy purposes, this resource from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP) offers 10 key points for discussion around the impact of communication on HIV prevention and ...

HIV-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors, and Practices of Young People in Cross River State and Kogi State, Nigeria
September 28, 2011

HIV-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors, and Practices of Young People ...

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C-Change/Nigeria assessed and reported on the HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KAPB) of more than 1,200 youth ages 10–24 in Cross River State and Kogi State. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews centred on ...

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 ...

April 29, 2010

More References to Condoms, STDs Needed in TV Shows

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From the online news service oneindia, this article predicts the results of a yet-to-be-released television content analysis by the British government, which assessed the quantity of sex scenes that d

September 6, 2005

Acceptability of the Female Condom After a Social Marketing Campaign

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This 4-page research summary highlights findings from a Horizons/Population Council study that examined the role of the female condom as a method of prevention against HIV and other sexually transmitt

July 25, 2005

Risk Perception and Condom Use Among Married Or Cohabiting Couples in ...

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Excerpts from the report A household survey was conducted in an urban and a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 1999–2000. From this survey, matched partners in 238 marita

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