The manual is based on the principle that advocacy strategies and methods can be learned. It is organized around a well-developed model-tested over time and within diverse cultures-for accomplishing advocacy objectives.
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.
Reproductive health initiatives and health sector reform share the goals of equity and quality. This paper reviews evidence that addresses the question of complimentarily of reproductive health initiatives and sector reform.