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Adolescents with HIV in Asia Pacific
Medical record of an HIV positive patient
C. de Bode / Panos Pictures
Adolescents living with HIV are now dealing with the complex consequences of life-long HIV and ART. This report documents the experiences of adolescents living with HIV as they disclose their HIV status, deal with life-long ART, move from pediatric to adult health care services, navigate sexuality and relationships and build their independent lives.

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The role of targeting in service delivery to vulnerable populations – the FANRPAN Household Vulnerability Index (HVI) - a synthesis of three country reports
T. Kureya; C. Chipfupa / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network, 2009
The objective of the Household Vulnerability Index (HVI) pilot study, conducted in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, was to further develop and test the HVI as a statistical tool for quantifying household vulnerability resulting from s...
First to go: how communities are being affected by the Global Fund crisis
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
In November 2011, facing a deficit of about half a billion dollars due to unfulfilled donor pledges, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was forced to cancel Round 11 of its funding. In March 2012, the Open Society Initiativ...
The role of the education sector in poviding care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho and Swaziland
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2013
As the HIV epidemic continues to unfold across southern Africa, countries are still struggling to find effective means to address many of its negative impacts at individual, family and community levels. One of the most complicated cha...
Silenced and fogotten: HIV and AIDS agenda setting paper for women living with HIV, sex workers and LGBT individuals in southern African and Indian Ocean states
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2013
Women living with HIV, sex workers, and LGBT activists and their allies first convened in Johannesburg in 2011 to develop a joint regional advocacy strategy. Three individual sector meetings were held in the first phase, while a large...
Palliative care for women living with HIV and cervical cancer
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2013
Women who are HIV infected have a much higher risk of developing pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix than women who are HIV negative and cervical cancer has been described as an AIDS-defining illness. In addition, HIV-related i...
Palliative care for women living with HIV
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2013
Sometimes, women infected by HIV do not access proper care due to their various responsibilities. There are a number of things that can be done in order to reduce the burden of the epidemic among women. These could include providing a...
Sex workers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of information and evidence to inform the response - Abridged report
HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity, 2014
This briefing paper is an abridged version of the KMCC knowledge synthesis document titled "Sex workers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of information and evidence to inform the response". In preparing this briefing, ...
Long distance truck drivers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of information and evidence to inform the response - Abridged report
HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity, 2014
The level of HIV among long distance truck drivers is high, chiefly because their lifestyle provides many opportunities for risky sexual behaviour, and because they have limited access to HIV prevention, testing an...
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa: convergence with tuberculosis, socioecological vulnerability, and climate change patterns
A. Abayomi; M.N. Cowan / South African Medical Journal, 2014
This journal article argues that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have weakened physiological responses and are immunologically vulnerable to pathogens and stressors in their environment, putting them at a health disadvantage in cl...
Eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015– what will it take?: Abridged version
HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity, 2012
This document is an abridged version of the synthesis report titled “Eliminating Mother?to?Child Transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015: What will it take?”. It presents a synthesis of knowledge on EMTCT in Uganda, building...
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