Practical Guidelines for Intensifying HIV Prevention
Towards Universal Access
UNAIDS Publication
ISBN-13    9789291737512 ISBN-10    9291737518
Order Number    18800059 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2008        18   pages
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Responding effectively to AIDS requires that programme planners and implementers 'know your epidemic and your response'. Key to planning an effective HIV prevention response is knowing who is most affected by HIV, the extent to which HIV is prevalent amongst the population and different subgroups, and the risk behaviours, laws, policies, and settings that may facilitate the transmission of HIV. Key questions in planning an effective national HIV prevention response include: What is the epidemic scenario? Is it low, concentrated, generalized or hyperendemic? Where, among whom and why are new HIV infections happening? Where and how fast are infections moving? What are the legal, human rights, gender, socioeconomic and cultural drivers of epidemic? Have the most effective and feasible strategies been prioritized for the local context? Have the risks of the current strategy been analysed? Have the human and financial resources for an effective response been assessed? Have the wider benefits of prevention programmes been assessed. This short publication is a handy guide to all those working in the AIDS response, and especially those working with key populations at higher risk of exposure to HIV.