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Reaching truckers in Brazil with non-stigmatizing and effective HIV/STI services

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May 2007

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In 2001, the Population Council conducted an assessment in Brazilian border areas, commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, with support from USAID/Brazil, to determine which populations were most in need of HIV prevention activities. The research findings in the southern region revealed the presence of an extremely mobile, international truck driver community with little or no access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. In response to this need, Horizons/Population Council implemented an operations research study focused on trucker drivers (2002-2005) in the south of Brazil. In collaboration with the administration of the customs stations, municipal and state STI and AIDS programmes, and Health Ministries, the investigators sought to examine the feasibility and impact of an HIV prevention project targeted at truckers crossing the southern border of Brazil

Effective HIV/AIDS and reproductive health information to people with disabilities

MVULA, Peter
ALI, Sandra

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This study is designed to explore and understand the sexual and reproductive health needs and experiences of people with disabilities, their perceptions about HIV/AIDS and how best information about HIV/AIDS can be communicated to people with various forms of disabilities. The study looks at channels of communication, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sources of information about HIV/AIDS, awareness of sexually transmitted infections and family planning. It makes a number of recommendations for stakeholders in HIV work and the disability sector

Taking young people seriously : report of findings of research about the work of NGOs on young people and sexual and reproducative health

December 1998

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To raise awareness of the problems faced by young people with regard to sexual and reproductive health, two hearings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health were held. In preparation for these hearings, a questionnaire was circulated to key NGOs. This report presents the results of this survey


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