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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 ...

A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV
July 27, 2015

A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV

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"HIV self‑testing may provide people with an additional pathway to HIV prevention, care and treatment." This document is designed "to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self‑testing to inform stakeholders who are considering or ...

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth: Insights from a Multi-country Study
July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among ...

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"At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services. Institutional responses are hampered by sociocultural sensitivities to youth ...

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."

Social context of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in urban Peru
May 17, 2014

Social context of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in urban Peru

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Author: Evan Krueger, May 19 2014 - In 2012, the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior (CDB) teamed up with Epicentro, an independent, nonprofit organization in Lima, Peru that works to improve the lives of the city’s gay men through community ...

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 ...

If, When and How to Tell: A Qualitative Study of HIV Disclosure among Young Women in Zimbabwe
August 13, 2013

If, When and How to Tell: A Qualitative Study of HIV Disclosure among Young ...

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"In the Shona culture of Zimbabwe, a high regard for childbearing contributes to strong pressures on women to have children. For young women living with HIV, consequently, disclosure of HIV status can be a central strategy to garner support for ...

+CLICK: Harnessing Web-based Training to Reduce Secondary Transmission Among HIV-positive Youth
August 2, 2013

+CLICK: Harnessing Web-based Training to Reduce Secondary Transmission Among ...

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This journal article shares findings of a United States (US) study to pilot-test "+CLICK", a web-based, sexual risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive youth. The theory-based application, developed for perinatally and behaviourally infected ...

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.”

The HIV Experience: Youth Identified Barriers for Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care
June 7, 2013

The HIV Experience: Youth Identified Barriers for Transitioning from ...

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"The objective of this study was to explore the experiences of youth living with HIV who transitioned from paediatric to adult care."

Health Care Transition for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS
June 7, 2013

Health Care Transition for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS

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In this position paper, the authors maintain that due to the rate of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States (US), 13% of which occur annually among young people aged 13 to 24 years and an increasing number of perinatally infected youth, there ...

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 ...

HIV Knowledge and Associated Factors among Internet-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in South Africa and the United States
May 22, 2013

HIV Knowledge and Associated Factors among Internet-Using Men Who Have Sex ...

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This research compares factors associated with low HIV/AIDS knowledge among internet-using men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa and the United States (US). [Footnotes are removed throughout by the editor.]

 HIV/AIDS among Youth in Urban Informal (Slum) Settlements in Kenya: What Are the Correlates of and Motivations for HIV Testing?
May 22, 2013

HIV/AIDS among Youth in Urban Informal (Slum) Settlements in Kenya: What ...

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"HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is widely considered an integral component of HIV prevention and treatment strategies. However, although recent estimates of the HIV/AIDS burden in Kenya underscore the particular vulnerability of youth to HIV, ...

Keeping Them in "STYLE": Finding, Linking, and Retaining Young HIV-Positive Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men in Care
May 17, 2013

Keeping Them in "STYLE": Finding, Linking, and Retaining Young HIV-Positive ...

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This research evaluates the effectiveness of a programme created for HIV-infected African-American and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM), located in North Carolina, United States, called STYLE (Strength Through Youth Livin’ ...

Challenges to Youths Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services in Southern Africa: A Review of Qualitative Research in Seven Countries
May 15, 2013

Challenges to Youths Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information ...

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The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Regional Programme, involving partner organisations in Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, conducted qualitative formative audience research to explore ...

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 ...

Faidha Gani? What's the Point: HIV and the Logics of (Non)-Disclosure among Young Activists in Zanzibar
May 8, 2013

Faidha Gani? What's the Point: HIV and the Logics of (Non)-Disclosure among ...

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"Although there is arguably much to be gained by disclosing [HIV status], there is also much at stake, including issues of individual and family honour and the possibility of living a 'normal' life." Starting with the question, Faidha gani? or ...

Where Do Young Men Want to Access STI Screening? A Stratified Random Probability Sample Survey of Young Men in Great Britain
May 7, 2013

Where Do Young Men Want to Access STI Screening? A Stratified Random ...

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"... testing for STIs and HIV can now be conducted in a variety of non-healthcare settings without the need for access to microscopy or interaction with healthcare professionals. "

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 ...

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 ...

Guideline on HIV Disclosure Counselling for Children Up to 12 Years of Age
July 20, 2012

Guideline on HIV Disclosure Counselling for Children Up to 12 Years of Age

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"...[M]any health care workers around the world are uncertain how to counsel clients about the disclosure process... - [due to lack of] evidence-based policies and guidelines on when, how, and under what conditions children should be informed ...

Bringing Youth-Friendly Services to Scale in Ethiopia
May 7, 2012

Bringing Youth-Friendly Services to Scale in Ethiopia

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This technical brief analyses the efforts of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and Pathfinder International's efforts to introduce and scale-up youth-friendly services (YFS) in the Ethiopian public health system in order to address ...

Community-Based Intervention to Increase HIV Testing and Case Detection in People Aged 16-32 Years in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Thailand
January 20, 2012

Community-Based Intervention to Increase HIV Testing and Case Detection in ...

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This study from The Lancet aimed to assess whether HIV testing could be increased by combination of community mobilisation, mobile community-based voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), and support after testing. Project Accept, the primary ...

Needs, Challenges & Opportunities: Adolescents and Young People Living with HIV in Zambia
December 30, 2011

Needs, Challenges & Opportunities: Adolescents and Young People Living with ...

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The aims of this qualitative study, carried out in 2010 by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, were twofold. The first was to explore and document the psychosocial, sexual, and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents (10-19) living with ...

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 ...

Follow the Voice of Life
November 22, 2011

Follow the Voice of Life

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Noting that gender inequality is a major contributor to men who have sex with men's (MSM) vulnerability to HIV, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) New Life created a programme called Follow the Voice of Life in an effort to foster an ...

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

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 ...

Provider-Initiated HIV Testing for Paediatric Inpatients and their Caretakers is Feasible and Acceptable
September 21, 2011

Provider-Initiated HIV Testing for Paediatric Inpatients and their ...

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This research article discusses the analysis of routine programme data from Mulago teaching hospital in Uganda from an HIV counselling and testing (HCT) initiative for hospitalised children and caretakers who were tested between February 2005 and ...

December 10, 2010

Improving Access to HIV Prevention Messages and Services among Men Who Have ...

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This brief explores a peer-education-based programme launched by Population Services International (PSI) in 2007 in an effort to reach men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lomé, Togo, with HIV prevention messages and products, referrals to ...

Treatment as Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities
October 25, 2011

Treatment as Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities

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This Global Health Council Fact Sheet summarises findings on treatment of HIV and AIDS as a prevention strategy [Footnotes removed by editor throughout]: “'Treatment as prevention' refers to the prevention of HIV transmission by treating people ...

December 5, 2005

The Feasibility of Voluntary Counselling and HIV Testing for Pregnant Women ...

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Abstract The purpose of this pilot project was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of voluntary counselling and HIV testing (VCT) by pregnant women using community volunteer

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