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We need to start talking about AIDS again
August 31, 2016

We need to start talking about AIDS again

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Author: Caroline Sugg, August 31 2016 - In the early days of HIV, communication was at the heart of many successful prevention efforts but has never been fully integrated into the global response. Caroline Sugg explains why this needs to change, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

Preventing HIV in U.S. Women and Girls: A Call for Social Action
August 19, 2013

Preventing HIV in U.S. Women and Girls: A Call for Social Action

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According to author Cynthia Gómez, "The task of enabling most African-American and Latino women to remain uninfected with HIV goes well beyond how to use condoms, learning how to ask for condoms during sex through role-playing, or learning ...

Changes over Time in Sexual Behaviour among Young People with Different Levels of Educational Attainment in Tanzania
August 7, 2013

Changes over Time in Sexual Behaviour among Young People with Different ...

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In this study, authors analysed data from two large nationally representative surveys conducted in Tanzania in 2003/2004 (4,710 respondents analysed) and 2007/2008 (6,691 analysed) to determine whether the behaviours (first sex, having more than ...

Regai Dzive Shiri Project: Results of a Randomised Trial of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Zimbabwean Youth
July 19, 2013

Regai Dzive Shiri Project: Results of a Randomised Trial of an HIV ...

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This journal article describes findings of a cluster randomised trial to asses a community-based, multi-component HIV and reproductive health intervention designed to change social norms for adolescents in rural Zimbabwe. The findings suggest ...

Integrating a Youth-based Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Curriculum in Higher Education
July 11, 2013

Integrating a Youth-based Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Curriculum in ...

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"Stigmatizing attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) are common among young people. Yet there are few opportunities for youth to be exposed to interventions that address the key drivers of stigma and discrimination, namely lack of ...

The Reproductive Health of Young People in Egypt
July 3, 2013

The Reproductive Health of Young People in Egypt

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Over one-third of the population in Egypt is between 10 and 29 years of age. According to this report, their needs for a safe and smooth transition to adulthood are particular to the requirements and challenges of their time. From the Population ...

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 People's Experiences in Youth-Led Participatory Action Research for HIV/AIDS Prevention
June 13, 2013

Young People's Experiences in Youth-Led Participatory Action Research for ...

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"This paper examines a specific aspect of participatory action research [PAR] with youth, namely, the perceptions of the marginalized and at-risk youth participants who were reached through being involved in a youth-led project."

Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and Testing Behaviours among Homeless Youth
June 13, 2013

Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and ...

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This paper shares findings of a study to evaluate associations between online social networking and sexual health behaviours among homeless youth in Los Angeles, California, United States (US). According to the paper, HIV and other sexually ...

Combined Structural Interventions for Gender Equality and Livelihood Security: A Critical Review of the Evidence from Southern and Eastern Africa and the Implications for Young People
June 10, 2013

Combined Structural Interventions for Gender Equality and Livelihood ...

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"Behavioural HIV prevention interventions have had weak outcomes and a new generation of structural interventions have emerged seeking to challenge the wider drivers of the HIV epidemic, including gender inequalities and livelihood insecurities."

Evolving Strategies, Opportunistic Implementation: HIV Risk Reduction in Tanzania in the Context of an Incentive-Based HIV Prevention Intervention
June 5, 2013

Evolving Strategies, Opportunistic Implementation: HIV Risk Reduction in ...

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"Behavior change communication (BCC) interventions, while still a necessary component of HIV prevention, have not on their own been shown to be sufficient to stem the tide of the epidemic....Arguments are being made for combination prevention ...

Can Money Prevent the Spread of HIV? A Review of Cash Payments for HIV Prevention
June 5, 2013

Can Money Prevent the Spread of HIV? A Review of Cash Payments for HIV ...

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"Cash payments to improve health outcomes have been used for many years; however, their use for HIV prevention is new and the impact not yet well understood." This research provides a brief background on the rationale behind using cash to improve ...

Substance Use and Sexual Risk Taking in Adolescence
June 4, 2013

Substance Use and Sexual Risk Taking in Adolescence

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"Sexual exploration is a normal and typically healthy part of adolescent development. However, certain behaviors increase the likelihood of unwanted outcomes such as pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease (STD)....This article outlines what ...

Taxi 'Sugar Daddies' and Taxi Queens: Male Taxi Driver Attitudes Regarding Transactional Relationships in the Western Cape, South Africa
June 3, 2013

Taxi 'Sugar Daddies' and Taxi Queens: Male Taxi Driver Attitudes Regarding ...

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"Some information has begun to emerge, mainly anecdotal and in the media, about young women who travel with older mini-bus taxi drivers, and are thought to have sex with them in exchange for gifts and money."

Consuming Sex: The Association Between Modern Goods, Lifestyles, and Sexual Behaviour Among Youth in Madagascar
June 3, 2013

Consuming Sex: The Association Between Modern Goods, Lifestyles, and Sexual ...

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This 19-page journal article shares findings of a study to explore the degree to which transactional sex is sometimes motivated by youth’s interest in modern goods, rather than basic survival. The study examined this association in two regions ...

Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program on HIV Risk Behavior
May 15, 2013

Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children ...

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"Study Question: Can a poverty targeted social cash transfer influence HIV risk behavior?"

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 ...

 Let's Talk about Sex: Reflections on Conversations about Love and Sexuality in Kumasi and Endwa, Ghana
May 7, 2013

Let's Talk about Sex: Reflections on Conversations about Love and Sexuality ...

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"I argue that young people's silences and respectful speech in family settings reflect a local moral world in which parents authorise and acknowledge sexual engagements of young people only when the latter have achieved the necessary spending ...

Reducing Substance Use and HIV Health Disparities among Hispanic Youth in the U.S.A.: The Familias Unidas Program of Research
May 6, 2013

Reducing Substance Use and HIV Health Disparities among Hispanic Youth in ...

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"The objective of this article is to describe a program of research involving Familias Unidas, a Hispanic-specific, parent-centered intervention, aimed at reducing substance use and HIV health disparities among Hispanic youth."

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 ...

HIV Prevention for South African Youth: Which Interventions Work? A Systematic Review of Current Evidence
May 6, 2013

HIV Prevention for South African Youth: Which Interventions Work? A ...

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"In countries where HIV prevalence has declined at population level, sexual behaviour change among young people has been cited as an important contributing factor. Yet, questions remain regarding how to achieve - and maintain - the ...

Engaging Men and Boys: A Brief Summary of UNFPA Experience and Lessons Learned
April 25, 2013

Engaging Men and Boys: A Brief Summary of UNFPA Experience and Lessons Learned

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"The key principle to bear in mind - whether programmes are working with men as supportive partners or as agents of social change - is that working with men represents an opportunity to address gender inequality and improve health outcomes."

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, ...

Adolescent Health
February 15, 2013

Adolescent Health

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In 2007, The Lancet published its first adolescent health series: this second series in 2012 on adolescent health argues that "it is now time to put the young person, not the specific issue, centre stage. Four papers analyse the role of ...

The Need to Promote Behaviour Change at the Cultural Level: One Factor Explaining the Limited Impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana Adolescent Sexual Health Intervention in Rural Tanzania
January 21, 2013

The Need to Promote Behaviour Change at the Cultural Level: One Factor ...

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Published in the BMC Public Health Journal, this article discusses the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual health programme, exploring why such initiatives have had little impact in reducing the prevalence of HIV. According to the article, few of ...

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 ...

Managing the Media Monster: The Influence of Media (from Television to Text Messages) on Teen Sexual Behavior and Attitudes
July 2, 2012

Managing the Media Monster: The Influence of Media (from Television to Text ...

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"The media are the air our young people breathe. That air should include accurate information about the risks and responsibilities of sexual behavior." This report is intended to share with practitioners and programmes research about how the ...

We Will Speak Out Coalition: Working Together to End Sexual Violence
May 25, 2012

We Will Speak Out Coalition: Working Together to End Sexual Violence

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"We recognise that responding to sexual violence is essential in our work, in our communities and in our world. We commit to addressing sexual violence in our contexts to the best of our ability, aiming to end it in all its forms, together." From ...

The Child Status Index Usage Assessment
May 9, 2012

The Child Status Index Usage Assessment

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This report evaluates a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool that was created in order to assess programmes designed to meet the needs of children who are orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

Cross-Generational Relationships: Perceived Norms and Practices in Jamaica
April 30, 2012

Cross-Generational Relationships: Perceived Norms and Practices in Jamaica

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This report from C-Change/ FHI 360 documents a study that sought to explore the dynamics of cross-generational relationships in Jamaica with the aim of informing communication programmes working to decrease cross-generational sexual practices and ...

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 ...

Addressing Gender Dynamics and Engaging Men in HIV Programs: Lessons Learned from Horizons Research
January 27, 2012

Addressing Gender Dynamics and Engaging Men in HIV Programs: Lessons Learned ...

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"In the field of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, there has been increasing interest in the role that gender plays in HIV and violence risk, and in successfully engaging men in the response."

The Effectiveness of Interventions to Change Six Health Behaviours: A Review of Reviews
January 19, 2012

The Effectiveness of Interventions to Change Six Health Behaviours: A Review ...

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From the abstract of this United Kingdom-based study: "This paper reports the findings of a review of reviews of behavioural change interventions to reduce unhealthy behaviours or promote healthy behaviours. We included six different ...

Soul City’s Theory of Social and Behaviour Change
December 21, 2011

Soul City’s Theory of Social and Behaviour Change

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"Effective social and behavior change communication interventions tend to be based on sound theory (often a range of theories or models, Jepson et al., 2006) that grounds the strategic framework whilst allowing enough flexibility to allow ...

Called to Care No. 10: Parenting: A Journey of Love
December 20, 2011

Called to Care No. 10: Parenting: A Journey of Love

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This workbook is the tenth in the Called to Care Series. "Parenting: A Journey of Love" is designed to inform, support, and encourage parents, especially those who are living in countries where family life is being undermined by the AIDS ...

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.

HIV and Drug Use: Community Responses to Injecting Drug Use and HIV
November 21, 2011

HIV and Drug Use: Community Responses to Injecting Drug Use and HIV

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This guide is one in a series of Good Practice Guides produced by the Alliance for the purpose of bringing together expertise from their global community-level HIV programming to define and guide good practice in a range of technical areas. The ...

Structural Determinants of Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV: Views from Community Members in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique
November 15, 2011

Structural Determinants of Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV: Views ...

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Published in Social Science & Medicine, this study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, shows that community members in sub-Saharan Africa correlate an increase in HIV vulnerability among adolescent ...

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 ...

Intervenciones con padres de familia para modificar el comportamiento sexual en adolescentes  - Interventions Involving Parents in Order to Impact Adolescent Sexual Behaviour
November 8, 2011

Intervenciones con padres de familia para modificar el comportamiento sexual ...

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This Spanish language article was prepared by Salud Pública México (Public Health Mexico) and published in its March-April 2011 journal. The objective of this study was to examine how educational interventions that incorporate parent ...

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