Posts

Showing posts from 2016

HIV Services for Young People

Lack of access to HIV services
Many young people report that healthcare workers have negative attitudes towards young people seeking healthcare services, particularly those having sex under the national age of consent, engaging in homosexual relationships or using drugs.This deters them from seeking contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) check-ups and HIV testing.
Some young people are also fearful of stigma from their partners, families and communities, making them unwilling to come forward for HIV testing in case their families find out that they are sexually active or living with HIV.Other sexual and reproductive health services deny access to people who are not married. Gender inequality and HIV vulnerabilityOf all adolescents aged 15-19 who were diagnosed as HIV-positive during 2012, two-thirds were girls. Globally, young girls are more vulnerable to HIV for a number of reasons, but universally the level of HIV knowledge among girls is less than among boys because girls…

Aghaz-e-Nau: HIV Prevention Interventions by Aghaz-e-Nau

HIV Prevention Interventions by Aghaz-e-Nau

Aghaz-e-Nau (AeN) is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-religious organization registered under Societies Act 1860. AeN is working for the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of drug abuse problem since 1993. At the same time AeN is working to create awareness about HIV/AIDS amongst the general population and also working tocarry out HIV prevention activities. AeN started working in Gujranwala & Sialkot (Lot-3) from February, 2014 with the following objectives: ·To halt the HIV prevalence in IDUs at the current level or it should not increase more than 5% above the current level. Specific Objectives: To deliver a defined package of services to all categories of IDUs including:
Harm reduction services through syringe exchange Primary healthcare servicesManagement of STIs Sexual and reproductive health education Behavior & communication change services (BCC)HIV Prevention Interventions by Aghaz-e-Nau
a)Structural Interventions Establishment of dro…

HIV Prevention Interventions by Aghaz-e-Nau

Aghaz-e-Nau (AeN) is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-religious organization registered under Societies Act 1860. AeN is working for the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of drug abuse problem since 1993. At the same time AeN is working to create awareness about HIV/AIDS amongst the general population and also working tocarry out HIV prevention activities. AeN started working in Gujranwala & Sialkot (Lot-3) from February, 2014 with the following objectives: ·To halt the HIV prevalence in IDUs at the current level or it should not increase more than 5% above the current level. Specific Objectives: To deliver a defined package of services to all categories of IDUs including:
Harm reduction services through syringe exchange Primary healthcare servicesManagement of STIs Sexual and reproductive health education Behavior & communication change services (BCC)HIV Prevention Interventions by Aghaz-e-Nau
a)Structural Interventions Establishment of dro…

HIV Prevention

Image
What Young People Need to Know? The behavior of young people now will determine the future of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. If we cannot change the behavior of people who do not have HIV and AIDS, the disease will only spread even more widely. There are many different kinds of projects that can be used to reach young people. The most successful ones all over the world, have used the principle of “peer education”. This means that young people are trained to be the educators of other young people. They are much better at communicating with other young people and are not treated with the suspicion that young people might have for older people who come and tell them what to do with their lives. Young people need to be educated and learn how to deal with things like: Preventing HIV and AIDS through healthy and safe sexual practicesPreventing sexually-transmitted infectionsUnderstanding drug-use and the spread of HIV and AIDSUnderstanding sex, reproduction and safe-sexLearning about care and sup…

When Children Get Neglected

Image
Donate UsThis project has come during the right time with great urgency since it is meant to fill in the gap that Parents, teachers and other community members neglected their responsibility in educating their youth about HIV/AIDS prevention. It is urgent since the number of new infections among young people in our areas is increasing daily. The transition made here is base where our youth will have the right knowledge that will empower them in the right actions. That will contribute into the reduction of not only new HIV infections, but also reduction of other sexually transmitted diseases as it fills the knowledge gap created by existence of silence among parents teachers and other community.

HIV Prevention Program for Youth

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Today, young people (15-24) account for 40 per cent of all new adult HIV infections. Each day, more than 2400 young people become infected with HIV—and some five million young people are living with HIV. Young people are a fulcrum. They remain at the center of the epidemic and they have the power, through their leadership, to definitively change the course of the AIDS epidemic. Experience over the past decade has demonstrated how to address HIV among young people. In countries with concentrated epidemics, programs and resources must focus on adolescents and youth who engage in risky behaviors, including injecting drugs, selling sex and men who have sex with men. In countries with generalized epidemics, where the general population is at risk, all vulnerable young people, particularly young women, need to be targeted priority in policy and program design. Evidence shows that sex education helps in reducing the risk of HIV by delaying the onset of sexual activ…

Street Children Need Your Help!!!

Street children are minors who live and survive on the streets. Because of conflicts with their family, these children don’t want to or can’t return home. The project will support children who are in need of special protection e.g. victims of violence and abuse, street children, substance abusers, children in conflict with the law, etc. Advocacy for children’s rights at national level, and to monitor their status. Activities in these sectors meet a child’s right to protection.
Donate Us

THE ROLE OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION (BCC) IN HIV AND AIDS PREVENTION

BCC is an integral component of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support program. It has a number of different but interrelated roles. Effective BCC can:
Increase knowledge. BCC can ensure that people are given the basic facts about HIV and AIDS in a language or visual medium (or any other medium that they can understand and relate to).Stimulate community dialogue. BCC can encourage community and national discussions on the basic facts of HIV/AIDS and the underlying factors that contribute to the epidemic, such as risk behaviors and risk settings, environments and cultural practices related to sex and sexuality, and marginalized practices (such as drug use) that create these conditions. It can also stimulate discussion of healthcare-seeking behaviors for prevention, care and support.Promote essential attitude change. BCC can lead to appropriate attitudinal changes about, for example, perceived personal risk of HIV infection, belief in the right to and responsibility for s…
We need CVs of NGOs representatives from different cities of Punjab including Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Chiniot, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Jhang, Jhelum, Kasur, Khanewal, Khushab, Lahore, Layyah towns, Mianwali, Muzaffargarh, Nankana, Sahib, Narowal, Shakargarh, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Chichawatni, Toba Tek Singh and Vehari.

Importance of Harm Reduction Program

Image
I   Introduction Thirty percent of new global HIV infections now occur outside sub-Saharan Africa (which alone is home to almost 64% of all HIV infections), and of these, 30% now involve People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). This means that the sharing of injection equipment currently accounts for approximately one in every 10 new HIV infections in the world. HIV spreading among PWID has led to generalized epidemics in at least half a dozen countries. In some countries, HIV epidemics appear to have started with PWID sharing injecting equipment in prison. There are now an estimated 13 million PWID worldwide. Many spend several years of their period as PWID in prison. Injection drug use has been reported in 144 countries worldwide, among which 128 have detected HIV among PWID.
Most HIV transmission among PWID involves the shared use of needles and syringes although other forms of injecting equipment, such as spoons and tourniquets, also make a contribution. As HIV prevalence in this population …