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HOME: POPULATION ISSUES: Preventing HIV Infection
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Intensifying Prevention
Linking HIV/AIDS with Sexual and Reproductive Health
Women and Girls
Young People
Especially Vulnerable Groups
Condom Programming
A Coordinated Response
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HIV Prevention Report Cards for Girls and Young Women


UNAIDS: 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

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Strengthening and Scaling Up Efforts

The AIDS epidemic is a global catastrophe responsible for over 20 million deaths worldwide, tens of millions of children left orphaned, and some 40 million people living with HIV.

Recent evidence shows that sustained, intensive programmes in diverse settings are reducing HIV incidence through behaviour changes, such as increased use of condoms, delayed sexual initiation and fewer sexual partners. The epidemic appears to be leveling off, but at very high levels in many countries.

As one of ten co-sponsors of UNAIDS, UNFPA works to intensify and scale up HIV prevention efforts using rights-based and evidence-informed strategies, including attention to the gender inequalities that add fuel to the epidemic.

Within UNAIDS, the Fund takes a leadership role in condom programming and prevention among young people and women, two groups who are increasingly at risk of infection. It also reaches out to other vulnerable populations. Linking HIV/AIDS with sexual and reproductive health care is the overarching strategy for reaching more people cost-effectively and moving towards the goal of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010.

UNFPA is also committed to the human rights of people living with HIV and works to widen their access to sexual and reproductive health care that meets their specific needs.

 

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Statement to the NGO Committee on Ageing, on the International Day of Older Persons
On the Silk Road: Improving the Health and Welfare of Young People in Uzbekistan
Now is the Time for Action: Universal Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Africa
Second Regular Session UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board
Young People Move More Now Than Ever
Launch of The State of World Population 2006 Report
IRIN News Report: UNFPA Promotes Voluntary HIV/AIDS Tests and Counselling in Zimbabwe




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