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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 ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rapid Assessment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages in Namibia
May 22, 2014

Rapid Assessment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages in Namibia

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This ten-page summary highlights insights gained through an assessment process conducted in Namibia to better understand the linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS. The assessment was part of a multi-country ...

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015
May 22, 2014

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015

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"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."

Promising Practices in Community Engagement for Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive
February 21, 2014

Promising Practices in Community Engagement for Elimination of New HIV ...

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"Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality. This is to be accomplished through ...

Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV Will Help The World End AIDS
January 28, 2014

Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV Will Help The World End AIDS

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This report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end HIV/AIDS. The report includes the voices of 30 women ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions
October 21, 2013

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical ...

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"Sex workers take charge of the community empowerment process by mobilizing with other sex workers to develop solutions to the issues they face as a group, and by advocating for their rights as sex workers and as human beings." With community ...

Making It Work: Lessons Learnt from Three Regional Workshops to Integrate Human Rights into National HIV Strategic Plans
April 8, 2013

Making It Work: Lessons Learnt from Three Regional Workshops to Integrate ...

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"Human rights cannot be separated from HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support." - Christine Stegling

Framework for Action for Together for Girls
February 25, 2013

Framework for Action for Together for Girls

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The objective of the Together for Girls partnership is to work with governments, civil society, and the private sector to build on existing platforms and programmes to eliminate sexual violence against girls. This framework is set out to offer ...

The Beginning of the End: Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS
November 26, 2012

The Beginning of the End: Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS

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"If the global community is serious about achieving the beginning of the end of AIDS, there must be a renewed effort to examine, improve and scale up the financial, political and programmatic efforts needed to turn vision into action."

HIV/AIDS | White Paper World Youth Alliance
November 5, 2012

HIV/AIDS | White Paper World Youth Alliance

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"UNAIDS, a United Nations body with a lot of political and financial weight, has continued to promote strategies that often do not address the fundamental underlying behaviors that facilitate the spread of HIV. The need is urgent for locally ...

Playing the Role of a 'Boundary Organisation': Getting Smarter with Networking
October 4, 2012

Playing the Role of a 'Boundary Organisation': Getting Smarter with Networking

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This paper discusses the practices of organisations that cross the boundary between research and politics in an effort to promote evidence-based policies and programmes. It uses the experience of a network of organisations in Africa - Regional ...

HIV/AIDS: Behaviour Change, Social Protection, Inequality and Hope
September 25, 2012

HIV/AIDS: Behaviour Change, Social Protection, Inequality and Hope

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"How far responses to HIV/AIDS should focus on changing individual behaviour or social conditions has always been problematic: the former appears both feasible and often claims to be cost effective whereas the latter seems far more challenging ...

Our Stories, Our Words: The Situation of Women Living with AIDS in 14 Latin American Countries - Nuestras historias, nuestras palabras: Situación de las mujeres que viven con VIH en 14 países de América Latina
June 8, 2012

Our Stories, Our Words: The Situation of Women Living with AIDS in 14 Latin ...

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The Secretariat for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) began a dialogue in 2010 with the Movimiento Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Mujeres Positivas (Latin American and Caribbean Positive Women’s Movement - MLCM+) to learn ...

Combination Prevention: A Deeper Understanding of Effective HIV Prevention
February 20, 2012

Combination Prevention: A Deeper Understanding of Effective HIV Prevention

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Published in the journal AIDS (Vol. 24 Suppl. 4, pp. S70-S80), this editorial explores combination prevention, which is a mix of behavioural, biomedical, and structural interventions, ideally informed by evidence and based on human rights, that ...

Communication For Development: Strengthening the Effectiveness of the United Nations
February 17, 2012

Communication For Development: Strengthening the Effectiveness of the United ...

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"C4D approaches are shown to be useful in everything from promoting media pluralism to improving the participation of marginalized people in decision-making."

HIV Prevention Transformed: The New Prevention Research Agenda
January 26, 2012

HIV Prevention Transformed: The New Prevention Research Agenda

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From the Lancet,  Volume 378, Issue 9787, Pages 269 - 278, July 16 2011, this review analyses trends in the rapidly changing landscape of HIV prevention and is intended to chart a new path for HIV prevention research that focuses on the ...

January 23, 2012

El UNGASS, género y la vulnerabilidad de la mujer al VIH/SIDA en América ...

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Programa Mujer, Salud y Desarrollo. Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS).

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