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Basic Information about HIV/AIDS

  • Fact Sheet on Young People and HIV/AIDS, UNICEF 2002.
  • Young People and HIV/AIDS - Opportunity in Crisis, UNICEF 2002.
  • UNAIDS (The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS). As the leading advocate for worldwide action against HIV/AIDS, the global mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the epidemic. The UNAIDS website contains the most recent statistics known about the epidemic, with epidemiological fact sheets by country, in addition to research and policy documents on a wide range of issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS.
  • UNICEF.  The UNICEF website contains a wide selection of information and resources on HIV/AIDS including: UNICEF publications, working papers relating to HIV/AIDS, links to other useful websites, and information on events and conferences with which UNICEF has been associated.
  • UNICEF's Voices of Youth website provides information on HIV/AIDS and allows you to test your basic knowledge with a quick quiz.
  • Advocates for Youth. Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world. Advocates' popular series of two-page fact sheets cover essential statistics, emerging trends, and resources in a concise and easy-to-use format.
  • YouthNet is a global program to improve reproductive health and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among people 10 to 24 years old.
  • The Progress of Nations Report, 2000. HIV/AIDS is the central topic of this issue of The Progress of Nations. It describes the speed with which HIV/AIDS has, in less than a generation, become the greatest catastrophe facing the continent of Africa and is now spreading in Asia and parts of Central Europe and Latin America.
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. The purpose of the Fund is to attract, manage and disburse additional resources through a new public-private partnership that will make a sustainable and significant contribution to the reduction of infections, illness and death, thereby mitigating the impact caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in countries in need, and contributing to poverty reduction as part of the Millenium Development goals.

Basic Information about HIV/AIDS



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