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Syringe Exchange Programs

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This information sheet supports the use of syringe exchange programs (SEPs) for injecting drug users, who will not or cannot stop injecting drugs, as one method of lowering the risk of IDUs acquiring or transmitting HIV. SEPs allow IDUs to safely dispose of used syringes and obtain sterile ones at no cost and offer prevention and health care education and services. The information sheet discusses the public health impact of SEPs and considers the challenges for SEPs and ways of supporting access to sterile syringes through SEPs.

Pharmacy Sales of Sterile Syringes

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This information sheet discusses the role of pharmacies in efforts to help injecting drug users (IDUs) gain access to sterile syringes and equipment in order to reduce their risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and other blood-borne diseases.The information sheet lists advantages of pharmacy sales, the barriers to pharmacy sales, the changes that some states have made to legalize pharmacy sales, and suggestions for encouraging more pharmacy sales of syringes to IDUs who will not or cannot stop injecting drugs.

Policy Efforts to Increase IDUs' Access to Sterile Syringes

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This information sheet explains that in order to reduce the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne infections, injecting drug users (IDUs), who cannot or will not stop injecting drugs, must have access to sterile syringes and injection equipment. However, many laws and regulations prohibit IDUs from purchasing these items. Some states have changed these laws and regulations and have seen positive results.

Access to Sterile Syringes

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This information sheet discusses the necessity for injecting drug users (IDUs), who cannot or will not stop injecting drugs, to have access to sterile syringes in order to prevent the spread of HIV. The sheet explains that (1) the method used to prepare and inject drugs offers many opportunities for the spread of HIV and hepatitis viruses, (2) IDUs do not generally have access to sterile syrnges because most states have laws that restrict the sale and distribution of sterile syringes, and (3) safe disposal of used syringes is also a concern.

HIV Prevention in the Developing World

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This information sheet summarizes HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in developing nations. The information sheet discusses possible future directions for HIV prevention in developing nations, the elements of comprehensive HIV prevention intervention programs and strategies, and the role of governmental public health policies in the success of HIV prevention programs.

The Wiseguide. Your Complete, No-nonsense Guide to Non-profit Communications

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The Wiseguide is a comprehensive collection of all the basic knowledge, skills, and tools needed to get media attention, raise money, and build partnerships- including tips, suggestions, and success stories from the professionals and other community-based AIDS organizations (CBAOs). Everything from writing and distributing a news release to negotiating and drafting a partnership agreement is covered in this guide in a straightforward approach.

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Young People in Action

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This information kit provides information about incorporating young persons into activities directed towards human rights and the HIV/AIDS. The information kit explains what young persons can do to promote HIV/AIDS education among peers and the general public and how they can advocate for human rights improvements for HIV-positive persons and improve HIV/AIDS care and support.

Abstinence Education and HIV/AIDS

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This fact sheet provides organizations, government agencies, and educators with information about abstinence education and HIV/AIDS. The fact sheet reviews the content of abstinence-only sex education programs as well as the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in the United States. It compares abstinence-only educational programs to comprehensive sexuality/abstinence-plus sex education. It examines the concerns held by some parents and educators about comprehensive sex education and cites studies showing that most parents favor abstinence-plus education.

Los Ninos y los Jovenes en un Mundo con SIDA

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This pamphlet examines HIV among children and adolescents internationally. The pamphlet discusses the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among young persons, the factors and behaviors that place them at risk for HIV, and intervention strategies to prevent the spread of HIV to children and adolescents, as well as maternal transmission to infants.

TB/HIV: Strategic Framework to Decrease the Burden of TB/HIV

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This monograph provides the technical basis to inform and guide the development of national implementation strategies for joint TB and HIV program activities in delivering the available interventions. The monograph describes the background to the global problem of HIV-related TB, and includes a brief review of global HIV epidemiology, the causes of the main burden of HIV-related disease, the epidemiology of HIV-related TB, and the place of TB in the course of progression of HIV infection.


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