Monthly Summaries of the Must-read Literature pertaining to HIV Prevention
December 10th: Special Human Rights Day Event
UNAIDS and the Global AIDS Roundtable MSM Policy Working Group are co-hosting The Intersection of Health, Faith, and Policy: A Global and Domestic Roundtable Discussion on Men Who Have Sex with Men. The forum will be held on Human Rights Day, Friday, December 10, from 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC, and will be available online via webcast on AIDSTAR-One's website.
Combination HIV Prevention: Significance, Challenges, and Opportunities
The authors argue for scale-up and evaluation of prevention strategies that combine partially effective interventions, so that they are tailored to the epidemiologic profile of target populations and achieve high coverage. Effective combination prevention packages will address risk occurring at individual, dyadic, network, and community levels. Combination prevention aims to reduce both infectiousness of HIV-positive persons and HIV susceptibility among HIV-negative persons.
Programs Focusing on Gender-based Violence and Integrative Microfinance Are Key to Addressing Structural Issues
Addressing the lack of evidence on gender-based violence (GBV) programs and services, this set of two technical briefs helps program implementers identify strengths as well as challenges for integrating GBV, microfinance, and HIV services. Along with interventions to reduce GBV, gender-responsive economic empowerment activities, particularly integrative microfinance, are key to giving women access to and control of economic resources, which could ultimately reduce their vulnerability to HIV