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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 ...

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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SAfAIDS in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in order to reduce HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and promote ...

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 ...

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 ...

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."

Developing a Text Messaging Risk Reduction Intervention for Methamphetamine-Using MSM: Research Note
December 4, 2013

Developing a Text Messaging Risk Reduction Intervention for ...

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The aim of this study was to conduct formative work to develop a text messaging intervention to reduce methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behaviours among out-of-treatment men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who use methamphetamine ...

Street-Based Adolescents at High Risk of HIV in Ukraine
August 19, 2013

Street-Based Adolescents at High Risk of HIV in Ukraine

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Through this study, the Centre for Population Studies of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sought to "measure the extent and distribution of HIV risk behaviours among street-based adolescents in four Ukrainian cities as part of a ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

 Psychological Distress, Substance Use, and HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Youth
May 31, 2013

Psychological Distress, Substance Use, and HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Youth

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"Psychological distress has been inconsistently associated with sexual risk behavior in youth, suggesting [that] additional factors, such as substance use, may explain this relationship."

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.]

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 ...

Setting the Scene: Assessing and Planning with Harm Reduction Partners
May 8, 2013

Setting the Scene: Assessing and Planning with Harm Reduction Partners

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This International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) report summarises the results of site assessments on HIV and drug use in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia. The assessments were conducted by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and ...

An Early Window of Opportunity for Promoting Girls' Health: Policy Implications of the Girl's Puberty Book Project in Tanzania
March 13, 2013

An Early Window of Opportunity for Promoting Girls' Health: Policy ...

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"Given the numerous health-related risks faced by adolescent girls and women in low-income countries, such as infection with HIV/AIDS, unsafe abortions, and gender-based violence, attention to policy and programming that aim to ensure that girls ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hope Study Radio Drama Series
June 4, 2012

Hope Study Radio Drama Series

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The Hope Study drama series was created as a radio drama about HIV prevention research. The main objective of this initiative was to increase awareness and community dialogue about clinical trial research. In 2011, the Wits Reproductive Health ...

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 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 ...

How Well Do International Drug Conventions Protect Public Health?
January 18, 2012

How Well Do International Drug Conventions Protect Public Health?

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As stated in the abstract of this Lancet study on national and international illicit drug use policies [footnotes removed by the editor]: "The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 aimed to eliminate the illicit production and non-medical ...

Approaches to Gender and Sexuality: Responding to HIV
December 28, 2011

Approaches to Gender and Sexuality: Responding to HIV

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"Gender and sexuality have long been recognised as key factors affecting the dynamics of the HIV epidemic. Issues vary across communities and countries, but power imbalances, harmful social norms, violence and marginalisation affect women, men, ...

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Youth Policy Toolkit
December 14, 2011

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Youth Policy Toolkit

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Youth Policy Toolkit is an online resource designed to improve youth reproductive health (YRH) and HIV/AIDS policy worldwide. It was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Securing the Future Today: Synthesis of Strategic Information on HIV and Young People
November 7, 2011

Securing the Future Today: Synthesis of Strategic Information on HIV and ...

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Security the Future Today: Synthesis of Strategic Information on HIV and Young People was written after the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010 in order to focus specifically on young ...

Presenting the Evidence for Social and Behavioural Communication
November 7, 2011

Presenting the Evidence for Social and Behavioural Communication

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This 21-page paper, published by Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA), with inputs from Health and Development Africa (HDA), Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, LoveLife, and Community Media Trust ...

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

Smart Science: An HIV/AIDS Education Initiative Aiming to Prevent New Infections in School Going Children by Encouraging a Correct Understanding of Current Health Research through a Scientific Approach
January 22, 2013

Smart Science: An HIV/AIDS Education Initiative Aiming to Prevent New ...

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This South African health education initiative stressed a correct scientific understanding of the issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic as the basis for sensible lifestyle choices. Making use of Unizul Science Centre's relationships with rural ...

MTV Grita: Sex Tu Mismo - MTV Shout Out: It's Your Sex Life
October 26, 2011

MTV Grita: Sex Tu Mismo - MTV Shout Out: It's Your Sex Life

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The campaign “Tu Sex Mismo" (known as "It's Your Sex Life” (IYSL) in the English version) is part of MTV Shout Out, a social responsibility initiative designed to motivate young people to express and inform themselves about their sexual health, ...

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