This report on the baseline data from three countries (Mexico, Thailand and South Africa) provides information on the HIV-prevention needs of school-based youth.
The report is the outcome of the third meeting of the two-years measurement project which aims to develop tools, indicators and methodologies to determine the extent to which programming efforts are making a difference to the health and development of adolescents.
The HIV infection rate in Southern Africa is among the highest in the world. Despite the availability of information on the AIDS pandemic, people are still not changing their behaviour said Elizabeth Lwange of UNDP, Mbabane.
In response to the long-term strategies proposed by the Inter-Agency Working Group, this paper lists short-term initiatives that can be done by agencies and countries working together.
The role gender relations play in the spread of the virus has gained increasing recognition. For example, women worldwide are less likely than men to be able to control whether, when and how sex takes place.
The overall purpose of this study is to describe and highlight some of the work that IPPF is doing with young people in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
The IIEP HIV/AIDS Forum was conceived with two themes in mind - of information sharing and of community building.
Over 60 million people who have been infected with HIV in the past 20 years, about half became infected between the ages of 15 and 24. Today, nearly 12 million young people are living with HIV/AIDS. Young women are several times more likely than young men to be infected with HIV.
In the Philippines, some 100,000 to 500,000 minors younger than 18 are estimated to be involved in the sex industry.
The report summarizes the findings from a survey carried out by the Media Services International (MSI) on behalf of UNICEF Nepal. A total of 1400 teenagers randomly selected from across Nepal's five development regions were interviewed and their answers analyzed.