Although HIV can strike anyone, it is not an equal opportunity virus. Gender inequality, poverty, lack of education and inadequate access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services continue to fuel the epidemic. This booklet will detail how and why prevention works.
This publication describes a successful component of the HIV prevention and control efforts for mobile populations in Can Tho province, The Far Away from Home Club.
"Engaging Young People to Prevent the Spread of HIV" is a pilot project implemented by the NGO SPACE (Society for People's Awareness, Care and Empowerment) and supported by UNESCO, New Delhi.
Because Pakistan is in a concentrated epidemic driven by injecting drug users and male and hijra (transgender) sex workers, a campaign was launched. In addition, Pakistan has one of the largest cohorts of young people in the world - 60% of the nearly 160,000,000 are under the age of 24 years.
This publication is prepared by Aidcom with the assistance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under the Regional Project on Advocacy for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Young People in Asia and the Pacific.