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Right to Health
December 1, 2017

Right to Health

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Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, this Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report attributes recent rises in access to treatment in part to the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their ...

The Drum Beat 747 - HIV/AIDS Communication and the Right to Health
November 27, 2017

The Drum Beat 747 - HIV/AIDS Communication and the Right to Health

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HIV/AIDS Communication and the Right to Health - The Drum Beat 747November 29, 2017 In this issue:

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field
November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This study presents and analyses the experiences of youth who are participating in HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision-making, policies, and programmes. By combining a literature review of evaluation evidence with in-depth ...

Disability and HIV
October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

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"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection." This report from the Joint United Nations ...

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets
October 16, 2017

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

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"This report clearly demonstrates the power of the 90-90-90 targets....It shows that innovations are possible at every level - from communities to research laboratories, from villages to cities. It illustrates the power of political ...

UNAIDS Data 2017
October 16, 2017

UNAIDS Data 2017

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"Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response." - Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collects and publishes information on the state of the ...

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas
October 6, 2017

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in the Americas

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"Guaranteeing the exercise of the rights of women who live with or are affected by HIV requires an effective response to HIV across sectors from a human rights and gender equality perspective, supported by decision-makers at all levels, ...

Confronting Discrimination: Overcoming HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Health-Care Settings and Beyond
October 3, 2017

Confronting Discrimination: Overcoming HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination ...

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"Putting the world on track to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 requires a persistent global effort to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination alongside wider efforts to address marginalization and exclusion in health care."

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention: Training Modules for Promoting Leadership Among Persons Living with HIV
September 28, 2017

Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention: Training Modules for Promoting ...

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The curriculum modules contained in this document are intended to enhance the understanding and skills of communities living with HIV in Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP) in Jamaica. PHDP is a global policy framework authored in ...

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action
September 28, 2017

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action

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"Gender equality and gender-sensitive approaches must be integral parts of the policies and actions that drive the HIV response." This Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) meeting report highlights gender inequalities and harmful ...

Community-based Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery
September 28, 2017

Community-based Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery

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“Where health systems face a shortage of clinical staff, community-based service delivery can share the load and create increased efficiency through improved linkages and synergies.”

WHO, UNAIDS Statement on HIV Testing Services: New Opportunities and Ongoing Challenges
September 27, 2017

WHO, UNAIDS Statement on HIV Testing Services: New Opportunities and Ongoing ...

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"The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) endorse and encourage universal access to knowledge of HIV status." Scaling up HIV testing services is key to meeting one of the targets set out by ...

Prevention Gap Report
September 26, 2017

Prevention Gap Report

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"All programmes require a strong community empowerment element and specific efforts to address legal and policy barriers, as well as the strengthening of health systems, social protection systems and actions to address gender inequality and ...

Planning Tool for Developing a Digital Library of Monitoring and Evaluation Resources
September 26, 2017

Planning Tool for Developing a Digital Library of Monitoring and Evaluation ...

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This planning tool provides a checklist of tasks to be conducted and issues to be addressed prior to and during the development of an electronic or digital library of HIV monitoring and evaluation (M&E) resources. It was developed under the ...

90-90-90: An Ambitious Treatment Target to Help End the AIDS Epidemic
September 26, 2017

90-90-90: An Ambitious Treatment Target to Help End the AIDS Epidemic

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Released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as part of the global push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, this report seeks to contribute to the momentum building towards a new narrative on HIV treatment and the following ...

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, ...

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate the Response to HIV
June 6, 2017

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate ...

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"Human rights barriers - including stigma, discrimination, violence and other abuses, negative social attitudes, and legal obstacles - contribute to the vulnerability to HIV..."

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 18, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: ...

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"Addressing transphobia, stigma and discrimination is central to implementing evidence-informed and rights-based services for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care."

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject Drugs: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 17, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject ...

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This tool aims to support countries in fast-tracking their response to HIV among people who inject drugs, who are 28 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population and whose global rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 52%. ...

March 27, 2017

¿Hacia dónde vamos ahora? Cambio social y de comportamiento para la ...

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Por: Silvio Waisbord “Los programas para abordar comportamientos relacionados con la salud de los niños han sido implementados en comunidades y países con particularidades significativas y diferencias alrededor del mundo. Las intervenciones ...

Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Adolescents, with Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Meaningfully Engage Adolescents in the AIDS Response
January 31, 2017

Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Adolescents, with Adolescents: A Practical ...

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The purpose of this document from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is to provide guidance to programme designers, implementers, policymakers, and decision makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS ...

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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"Young MSM are often more vulnerable than older MSM to the effects of homophobia - manifested in discrimination, bullying, harassment, family disapproval, social isolation and violence - as well as criminalization and self-stigmatization."

HIV and Young Transgender People
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young Transgender People

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"Stigma and discrimination against transgender people frequently cause them to be rejected by their families and denied healthcare services, including access to HIV testing, counselling and treatment."

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs

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"Programmes are frequently not designed to respond to the overlapping vulnerabilities of young people who inject drugs or the specific legal challenges and ethical concerns in working with children. These vulnerabilities require responses that ...

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

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"Young people who sell sex are often marginalized and disengaged from services due to fear of legal sanctions."

Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region
January 17, 2017

Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region

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This 4-volume training toolkit on men who have sex with men (MSM) programming for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was developed jointly by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), ...

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review
January 24, 2017

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review

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"Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) has 158 million young people aged 10-24; a number that is expected to rise to 281 million by 2050. Better education and public health measures will be hugely beneficial to the health and development of these ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

Youth Voices Count (YVC)
December 5, 2016

Youth Voices Count (YVC)

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Led by young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) people, Youth Voices Count (YVC) brings together young community leaders in Asia and the Pacific to address issues related to HIV, health, and human rights through capacity ...

Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign
December 1, 2016

Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign

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What does HIV prevention mean to you? Write it on your hand, take a photo, and share it. In the lead-up to World AIDS Day (WAD), December 1 2016, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) implemented a social media-based ...

Understanding Key Terms and Data Related to HIV: Handbook for Adolescents and Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV Exposure in Asia and the Pacific
November 7, 2016

Understanding Key Terms and Data Related to HIV: Handbook for Adolescents ...

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"There are a lot of data about HIV and AIDS. How much of it do you really understand? Have you ever read a document, watched a presentation or talked with your friends about HIV data and not understood the meaning of certain terms?"

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

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“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

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, ...

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and Communities in HIV Programmes with Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men
June 28, 2016

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and ...

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"Discussions throughout the meeting highlighted how creating meaningful and effective partnerships among everyone involved in using ICT for the health and well-being of gay men and other men who have sex with men..."

Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls: Fast-Track the End of the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
February 4, 2016

Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls: Fast-Track the End of the AIDS ...

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"To be effective, any health and development agenda needs to focus on the root causes of the gender gap, and the AIDS response is no different."

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global Targets to End the AIDS Epidemic
January 26, 2016

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global ...

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"Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination."

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy
November 25, 2015

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy

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This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to accelerating the AIDS response ...

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
November 23, 2015

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, ...

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Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, November 20 2015, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November: Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious - and the ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report
October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more informed decisions."

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio
October 22, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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Programme Summary: Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Tanzania - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tanzania in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), the United ...

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 ...

Elembo Radio Drama
April 30, 2015

Elembo Radio Drama

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Broadcasting from February 2015 to October 2016, Elembo is a 156-part serial radio drama that uses entertainment education to address issues such as adolescent reproductive health, child and maternal health, refugees, and deforestation in the ...

MIRA Channel
March 25, 2015

MIRA Channel

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MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The ...

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS
March 3, 2015

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

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“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is a moral injustice. I am calling on young people to lead the All In movement, ...

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive
November 21, 2014

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV ...

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"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women ...

The Gap Report
October 24, 2014

The Gap Report

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"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind?"

In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key Populations in National AIDS Strategic Plans
August 8, 2014

In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key ...

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"National strategic frameworks or plans (NSPs) determine a country’s national response to HIV and AIDS, guiding allocation of funding, resources and human capacity and are now critical for Global Fund investments.  Many plans are not ...

ACT!2015 Advocacy Strategy Toolkit
May 28, 2014

ACT!2015 Advocacy Strategy Toolkit

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This toolkit was developed as part of the ACT!2015 campaign, which seeks to mobilise young people around the world "to ensure HIV remains a priority in the post-2015 agenda and that sexual and reproductive health and rights gets recognized for ...

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