The purpose of this Programme Brief
series is to provide staff, particularly field staff,
with concise and useful information in supporting countries
in their response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The following overview summarizes the importance of prevention in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic and baseline strategies for UNFPA programme response at the country level. Upcoming briefs will focus on substantive areas including prevention of HIV infection in mothers and its transmission to their children, young people, condom programming, gender, emergency situations, population policy, and population based data.