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El SIDA También es un Problema para los Hispanos

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This poster points out that Hispanic families sometimes have difficulties talking about matters of sex, homosexuality, or bisexuality, but because Hispanic young people are at risk for HIV infection, there must be open discussion. National hotline numbers are given.

Radio et Lutte Contre le SIDA: Le Moyen de Faire Une Difference

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This guide, for radio practitioners, health workers, and donors, discusses the use of radio to promote the prevention of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The guide discusses the following issues in using radio as a health communications tool: conducting initial research and needs assessment; selecting appropriate materials; pre-testing programs; scheduling programs; developing an HIV/AIDS campaign; building partnerships with media and other organizations; monitoring and evaluating radio programs; and working towards sustainable and effective HIV/AIDS radio broadcasting.

Radio y VIH/SIDA: Como Marcar la Diferencia

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This guide, for radio practitioners, health workers, and donors, discusses the use of radio to promote the prevention of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The guide discusses the following issues in using radio as a health communications tool: conducting initial research and needs assessment; selecting appropriate materials; pre-testing programs; scheduling programs; developing an HIV campaign; building partnerships with media and other organizations; monitoring and evaluating radio programs; and working towards sustainable and effective HIV radio broadcasting.

The Essential Handbook: Radio and HIV/AIDS : Making a Difference

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This guide, for radio practitioners, health workers, and donors, discusses the use of radio to promote the prevention of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The guide discusses the following issues in using radio as a health communications tool: conducting initial research and needs assessment; selecting appropriate materials; pre-testing programs; scheduling programs; developing an HIV/AIDS campaign; building partnerships with media and other organizations; monitoring and evaluating radio programs; and working towards sustainable and effective HIV/AIDS radio broadcasting.

Guidelines for Establishing DOTS-Plus Pilot Projects for the Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

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This monograph presents guidelines developed by the Scientific Panel of the Working Group on Directly Observed Treatment, short-course (DOTS)-Plus for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The World Health Organization created the Working Group on DOTS-Plus for MDR-TB in 1999. The guidelines describe criteria and technical standards that must be in place before beginning a DOTS-Plus pilot project to treat MDR-TB patients and provide an international standard for the structure and function of pilot projects.

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.

Teen Risk-Taking: Promising Prevention Programs and Approaches

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This monograph is a guide to effective problem behavior prevention programs for at-risk youth. The monograph discusses the level and characteristics of adolescent risk-taking today, common elements of successful prevention programs along with an explanation of criteria used to evaluate programs, the challenges facing practitioners trying to replicate promising programs and suggestions for meeting those challenges, and a prevention readiness questionnaire. The monograph presents profiles of 51 prevention programs whose behavioral evaluations demonstrate their effectiveness.

Syringe Disposal

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This information sheet discusses the problem of safe disposal of used syringes by diabetics as well as injecting drug users (IDUs) to prevent needlestick injuries and transmission of blood-borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. The information sheet explains the public concern with syringe disposal, presents safe disposal methods that have been used in some communities, and notes that barriers to syringe disposal programs include laws that establish criminal penalties for distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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.

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