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HIV and AIDS

The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the issue of HIV and AIDS, focusing on developing countries. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as: citizenship and rights; HIV and AIDS communications, training and advocacy; Gender and HIV and AIDS; transmission, testing and counselling; treatment and care; and vulnerable groups.
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Mainstreaming social inclusion into programmes promoting agricultural productivity and access to markets among the rural poor
S. Turrall / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This study is a rapid assessment of the evidence regarding effective approaches to promoting agricultural productivity and improving access to markets, across different social groups of the rural poor, with a particular focus on those...
How social issues affect market engagement and livelihoods strategies - among the rural poor in Zimbabwe
T Ayliffe / Evidence on Demand, 2013
The purpose of this rapid desk-based study is to inform the development of detailed design work for two components of the new Livelihoods and Food Security Programme being supported by UK's Depetment for Intrnational Development (DFID...
2013 Pipeline Report
P. Clayden; S. Collins; C. Daniels / Treatment Action Group, 2013
This report focuses on HIV, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and Tuberculosis (TB) drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development. A good pipeline would...
Transitions to adulthood in a high fertility context: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013
This paper describes the challenges and opportunities of transitions to adulthood in high fertility settings, focusing on the case of sub-Saharan Africa, which has the most youthful population in the world. Current challenges in the r...
Understanding and preventing potential social harms and abuses of oral HIV self-testing in Kenya
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013
HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV disproportionately affects women and youth aged 15-24 years. The majority of those living with HIV/AIDS (69%) as well as the largest proportion of ...
HIV/AIDS among youth in urban informal (slum) settlements in Kenya: what are the correlates of and motivations for HIV testing?
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011
Although HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is widely considered an integral component of HIV prevention and treatment strategies, few studies have examined HCT behavior among youth in sub-Saharan Africa - a group at substantial risk fo...
Communicating HIV/AIDS through African American churches in North Carolina: implications and recommendations for HIV/AIDS faith-based programs
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
This study explores HIV/AIDS communication strategies among church leaders at predominately African American churches in a metropolitan city and surrounding areas in North Carolina. The church leaders contacted for the study are membe...
The correlates of HIV testing and impacts on sexual behavior: evidence from a life history study of young people in Kisumu, Kenya - The-correlates-of-HIV-testing-and-impacts-on-sexual-behavior_evidence-from-a-life-history-study-of-young-people-in-Kisumu-Kenya.pdf
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
HIV counseling and testing is considered an important component of HIV preven tion and treatment.This paper examines the characteristics of young males and females at the time of first reported HIV test, including the influence...
Verbal autopsy interpretation: a comparative analysis of the InterVA model versus physician review in determining causes of death in the Nairobi DSS
S.O. Oti; C. Kyobutungi / African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
Developing countries generally lack complete vital registration systems that can produce cause of death information for health planning in their populations. As an alternative, verbal autopsy (VA) - the process of interviewing family ...
HIV/AIDS and the health of older people in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya: results from a cross sectional survey
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009
The proportion of older people is increasing worldwide. Globally, it is estimated that older people (those 60 years or older) constitute more than 11% of the population. As the HIV/AIDS pandemic rages in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), its ...
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