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Rwanda national policy on condoms

February 2006

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This policy is an integral part of Rwanda's overall HIV & AIDS prevention strategy for 2005 to 2009. It covers; access, behaviour change communication and condom promotion, products and quality assurance, forecasting and resource mobilisation, condom procurement, distribution and pricing, and monitoring and evaluation of the condom policy implementation

17 fact sheets on gender-related aspects of HIV/AIDS | Resource pack on gender and HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Gender and HIV/AIDS
2005

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These fact sheets aim to provide policy makers with concise information about gender related aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They deal with core facts and issues in thematic areas and are underpinned by an analysis which clarifies how gender issues are fuelling the crisis. Each theme presents a self-contained set of issues and recommendations and many of the themes are interlinked. All of them are connected by a concern to promote a gender-enlightened and comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS and its impacts

Reproductive health services in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa : a situation analysis study focusing on HIV/AIDS services

NDHLOVU, Lewis
et al
October 2003

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This report describes a 2002-2003 study in KwaZulu Natal that expanded on reproductive health research using situation analysis methodology to assess availability and quality of services, to cover important HIV & AIDS-related issues. These issues were: the quality and availability of voluntary counselling and testing services; the extent of integration of family planning, antenatal care, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services with HIV prevention; and the extent of condom promotion and other HIV prevention strategies

Reproductive health services in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa : a situation analysis study focusing on HIV/AIDS services

SEARLE, Catherine
et al
July 2003

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Summary of a study in KwaZulu Natal that used situation analysis methodology, first used in reproductive health research to cover important HIV & AIDS-related issues, including: the availability and quality of voluntary counselling and testing services; the extent of integration of family planning, antenatal care, and sexually transmitted infection services with HIV prevention; and the extent of condom promotion and other HIV prevention strategies

Condom quality in China

MANCHESTER, Tim
April 2003

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This breifing paper examines a PATH, Futures Group initiative in China that aims to increase public knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS, promote condom use and encourage behaviour change. The project is providing technical assistance to a condom manufacturer and capacity building to support local organisations to ensure sustainable delivery of high quality, affordable condoms

Guidelines for HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings

INTER-AGENCY STANDING COMMITTEE (IASC)
2003

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This document highlights the complex interaction between the HIV and AIDS epidemic and emergency situations, and calls for an integrated response during humanitarian crises. It focuses on the early phase of an emergency and topics covered include: prevention and preparedness; responding to sexual violence and exploitation; food aid and distribution; safe blood supply; condom supply and usage; women, children, orphans and refugees; post exposure prophylaxis; workplace issues; stigma and discrimination. These guidelines were designed for use by authorities, personnel and organisations operating in emergency settings

The female condom : dynamics of use in urban Zimbabwe

KERRIGAN, Deanna
et al
2002

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This is the summary of research aimed at increasing understanding of the patterns and dynamics of female condom use to inform policymakers and programme planners involved in decisions about promotion and distribution of the female condom in Zimbabwe

Advocacy guide for HIV/AIDS

HAMAND, Jeremy
June 2001

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This guide describes what advocacy can do, often at little cost, in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. It does not describe how to organise advocacy campaigns, as this is covered in other publications, but instead tries to focus on how advocacy can further awareness, combat stigma, and address barriers to care at all levels. Suggests how advocacy can address issues experienced by all PLWHA and by specific vulnerable groups, such as children, prisoners, drug users and others

The female condom : dynamics of use in urban Zimbabwe

KERRIGAN, Deanna
et al
October 2000

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This is the report of a study to increase public understanding of the patterns and dynamics of female condom use in Zimbabwe in order to help the country's policymakers and programme planners make decisions about promotion and distribution of the female condom

Social marketing for adolescent sexual health : results of operations research projects in Botswana, Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa

ASHFORD, Lori
2000

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AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies have reached critical levels in sub-Saharan Africa, creating a need for innovative prevention programs for vulnerable groups. This report describes operations research projects in Botswana, Cameroon, Guinea, and South Africa that attempted to determine whether social marketing interventions improved adolescent understanding of sexual health issues and access to reproductive health products and services

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