Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People
Number of pages: 357
Publication date: 01 Jan 2006
Author: UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO
Publisher: World health Organization
This book can provide a basis for evidence-informed programming and policies for youth. It offers a systematic review of the accumulated evidence, from two decades of programming, for the effectiveness of interventions to prevent the spread of HIV among young people in developing countries. Using a standard methodology, authors reviewed the evidence from 80 studies of interventions delivered that reach young people .
Interventions graded as 'GO!' and 'Ready' for wide-spread implementation include:
In schools: Curriculum-based interventions, led by adults, that are based on defined quality criteria, can have an impact on knowledge, skills and behaviour
In health services: Increasing young people's use of services by training service providers, ensuring that facilities are 'adolescent-friendly' and creati demand community support
In the mass media: Behaviour change communications that employ a range of media and build on principles of good practice
In communities: Working through existing organizations and stuctures to reach young people with interventions tailored to them.
For young people most at-risk: Interventions that provide information and services to key groups through static and outreach facilities