This publication is the result of the project funded by the UNAIDS Young People Commitment and CO-Responsibility in Preventing the Spread of HIV and AIDS.
It is very important to address HIV/AIDS stigma in order to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and to address prevention effectively. Powerful negative metaphors related to HIV/AIDS reinforce stigma and create a sense of otherness.
This parents' guide offers tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with children ages 8 to 12 about sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, and drugs and alcohol.
The catastrophe of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Africa, which has already claimed over 18 million lives on that continent, has hit girls and women harder than boys and men.
This module is based on an analysis of information from two kinds of sources. The first is a review of current literature on OVC and their access to basic education.
The main objective of the assessment was to obtain an in depth understanding of the orphan care issues that were important to people in the community and to identify obstacles to education, health care and voluntary counseling and testing for HIV (VCT).
In the decade ahead, HIV/AIDS is expected to kill ten times more people than conflict. In conflict situations, children and young people are most at risk from both HIV/AIDS infection and violence.
This document provides a strategic framework to assist national and local planners, implementers, and donors in setting priorities, and outlines the steps necessary to develop responsive care and support programs for orphans, children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children.