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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 ...

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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"The social and cultural context surrounding young people growing up in urban areas is...different, in both positive and negative ways, affecting the health behaviors of young men and women, which can develop into repeated behaviors and habits ...

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 ...

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:

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 ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

Study Finds Price for Reducing HIV Risk
May 20, 2013

Study Finds Price for Reducing HIV Risk

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This article from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, describes a study done in Mexico City on the feasibility of reducing HIV risk behaviours using a conditional cash transfer programme that encourages HIV prevention ...

Community-Based Research among Marginalized HIV Populations: Issues of Support, Resources, and Empowerment
May 17, 2013

Community-Based Research among Marginalized HIV Populations: Issues of ...

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"In the case of our experience, the involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS prompted us to develop this study as one of the local HIV resource organization, as our unit of identity, told us that 'given the discrepancy between the demographics ...

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?"

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 ...

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."

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 ...

Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV: Five Years of Experience from Sub-Saharan Africa
June 4, 2012

Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV: Five Years of Experience ...

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This review discusses the education sector's role in preventing HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly focused on the “Accelerate Initiative”. It was assembled using data collated during the 2007 School Health and HIV/AIDS Focal Point Survey. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

NuLife
December 14, 2011

NuLife

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This report records the experience of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded NuLife - Food and Nutrition Interventions for Uganda project, which sought to help integrate nutrition care into the care of those ...

December 13, 2011

Sexual-Health Communication across and within Cultures: The Clown Project, ...

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"The planned interplay between the grassroots and the scientific community in HIV/AIDS and sexual-health communication, to use the example around which the experience of the Clown Project in Guatemala has been constructed, has ensured an apt ...

Nutrition Guidelines for Care and Support of People Living with HIV and AIDS
November 17, 2011

Nutrition Guidelines for Care and Support of People Living with HIV and AIDS

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This set of guidelines and the accompanying flip chart (see the Related Summaries section below) are training and outreach resources used by Zambia’s Ministry of Health, the National AIDS/AIDS/STI [Sexually Transmitted Infection]/TB[Tuberculosis] ...

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 ...

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 ...

Commitment to Practice: A Playbook for Practitioners in HIV, Youth and Sport
March 21, 2011

Commitment to Practice: A Playbook for Practitioners in HIV, Youth and Sport

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This paper, published by Mercy Corps, looks at the role of Sport for Development in HIV prevention. The document looks specifically at the role of "plus sport" programmes, as opposed to "sport plus" programming. Sport plus programming involves ...

October 25, 2010

The Project Ignite Evaluation: Tribes in Trinidad & Tobago and Shuga in ...

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This document shares an evaluation of MTV's Staying Alive Ignite campaign, which used mass media (television drama), social networking platforms, and interpersonal communication to put forward key messages around transmission, prevention, condom ...

August 5, 2010

Building on Traditional Assets in Protecting Children Against HIV/STDs in ...

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This 68-page report, published by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Child Protection Research Fund, examines the potential of the wayo (paternal aunt) institution to protect young girls and women against sex abuse, ...

Emerging Good Practices in Migration and HIV Programming in Southern Africa
November 20, 2013

Emerging Good Practices in Migration and HIV Programming in Southern Africa

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The 86-page report, published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), was produced to identify, assess, and document emerging best practices based on work done in pilot projects under the IOM's Partnership on HIV and Mobility in ...

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, ...

October 4, 2011

Comparing the Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Interventions

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This study sought to provide evidence in response to the need of communities to identify cost-effective interventions for HIV prevention as a means to optimise limited resources. The study, done in the United States, included estimates of the ...

May 29, 2006

What is the Evidence on Effectiveness of Empowerment to Improve Health?

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This synthesis report from the Health Evidence Network (HEN), an information service for public health and health care initiated and coordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office

March 3, 2006

Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS ...

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The document looks at poverty, mobility and gender inequalities as factors fuelling the growth of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. It uses South Africa as a case study in how all the three factors have fuell

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