Onward to 2030: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a new roadmap to improve the lives of people throughout the world over the next 15 years. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues are currently featured on the SDG agenda, but opportunities ...

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Innovation in Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Service-Delivery: The Integra Indexes of HIV and Reproductive Health Integration

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 5:32 am

Using multiple data sources in combination with statistical modelling the aim of this study is to develop a measure of HIV-reproductive health (HIV-RH) service integration that can be used to assess the degree of service integration, and the degree to ...

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Transitioning to a Healthy Adulthood. Lessons Learned from Adolescent Girls Living with HIV in Urban Zambia

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Zambart conducted formative research between January and April 2015 to generate evidence-based ideas for services and programmatic interventions that support healthy transitions to adulthood among adolescent girls living with HIV in ...

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Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with health providers regarding contraceptive methods and options. This report seeks ...

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WHO guideline for brief sexuality-related communication: implications for STI/HIV policy and practice

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 177–184 doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.009 Abstract Brief sexuality-related communication (BSC) aims to identify current and potential sexual concerns and motivate those at risk to change their sexual behaviour or maintain safe sexual behaviour. BSC ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has very poor perinatal outcomes. We aimed ...

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Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec;12(4):500-15. doi: 10.1007/s11904-015-0280-x. Abstract Technology, including mobile technologies and social media, offers powerful tools to reach, engage, and retain youth and young adults in HIV prevention and care interventions both in the USA and globally. In this ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV 101 workshop guide

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

A guide to facilitating a workshop on linking up HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights with young key populations. The key focus of the Link Up project is to make a significant contribution to the integration of vital ...

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Can Disease-Specific Funding Harm Health? in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS Service Expansion

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

Demography. October 2015, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 1671-1700 Abstract This article examines the effect of introducing a new HIV/AIDS service—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)—on overall quality of prenatal and postnatal care. My results suggest that local PMTCT introduction in Zambia may ...

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Integrated care: necessary but not sufficient to improve the PMTCT cascade

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

Implementation and operational research: effects of antenatal care and HIV treatment integration on elements of the PMTCT cascade: results from the SHAIP cluster-randomized controlled trial in Kenya. Turan JM, Onono M, Steinfeld RL, Shade SB, Owuor K, Washington S, Bukusi EA, Ackers ...

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