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Get Informed
Learn 10 things about HIV/AIDS that young people have the right to know

Give A Helping Hand
Fight HIV/AIDS, find out how you can help.

Overview of HIV Epidemic in Different Regions

Did you know...
More than 60% of young people infected with HIV worldwide are young women.

Wear a Red Ribbon
Find out who created the red ribbon and what it represents.

Making Progress
In some countries young people have been successful in reducing the spread of HIV.


the UN's coordinated, intensive, multi-agency initiative to fight HIV/AIDS globally

Children and young people and HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS' resources about young people ages 15-24

UNICEF's Voices of Youth
UNICEF's site for youth contains information, online discussions and tips on how to make a difference in the fights against HIV/AIDS.

focusing particularly on the plight of children, orphans, and mothers facing HIV/AIDS

WHO's HIV infections resource page
The World Health Organization's news, links, and reports on HIV/AIDS around the world.

UNFPA's HIV/AIDS response
The United Nations Population Fund focuses on prevention and reproductive health.

The United Nations Development Programme responds to the world's most destructive developmental crisis.

UNODC's HIV/AIDS Prevention site
The UN's Office on Drugs and Crime focuses on preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS through drug injection.

World Bank's HIV/AIDS programme
This agency promotes prevention, creation of national HIV/AIDS policies, and the care and treatment of people with HIV/AIDS -- with an eye on development

HIV/AIDS and the ILO
The International Labour Organization focuses on HIV/AIDS as a workplace issue.

UNESCO's action against HIV/AIDS
The UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is currently focusing on eliminating stigma and discrimination.

the HIV/AIDS program of the United States Agency for International Development

Children Affected by AIDS Electronic Discussion Forum, hosted by USAID and the Synergy Project.
This forum facilitates vital discussion and information exchange on efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families, and communities worldwide. Currently, the forum hosts about 600 subscribers from 40 countries.

Education International's HIV/AIDS Links
Comprehensive resources for educators on programs, regional/international organizations, communities, and children's/young people's sites.


AIDS epidemic update: December 2002
A joint UNAIDS/WHO follow-up to The Barcelona Report. Contains the latest global and regional figures on the extent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Children Orphaned by AIDS: Front-line Responses from Eastern and Southern Africa
This December 1999 UNICEF and UNAIDS publication discusses the situation of children orphaned by AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa and describes responses in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Investing in Our Future: Psychological Support for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: A Case Study in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania
This July 2002 UNAIDS case study describes efforts in Zimbabwe and Tanzania to address the rights and needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly orphans, with a focus on their psychosocial needs.

Orphans and Other Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: A UNICEF Fact Sheet
This July 2002 fact sheet by UNICEF highlights the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and presents global goals and commitments and UNICEF actions to assist these children.
http://www.unicef.org/aids/publications/fact-sheet-orphan-en.pdf (English)
http://www.unicef.org/french/aids/publications/fact-sheet-orphan-fr.pdf (French)
http://www.unicef.org/spanish/aids/publications/fact-sheet-orphan-sp.pdf (Spanish)

Children on the Brink 2002
A joint USAID/UNICEF/UNAIDS Report on Orphan Estimates and Program Strategies
HIV/AIDS has created a global orphan crisis, as more and more adults with children die from AIDS, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. "Children on the Brink 2002" contains statistics from 88 countries on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, analysis of the trends found in those statistics, and strategies and principles for helping the children. It calls for action at all levels to assist children, families and communities who are affected by this unprecedented emergency.

Young People and HIV/AIDS: Opportunity in Crisis
A joint report by UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO
More than half of those newly infected with HIV/AIDS are 15 to 24 years old, making young people an essential focus of any HIV prevention efforts. This report contains important new data about why young people are key to defeating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including results from more than 60 new national surveys. It reaffirms that we must accord top priority to making investments in the well-being of young people and to engaging them in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
http://www.unaids.org/barcelona/presskit/youngpeople/index.html (English)
http://www.unaids.org/barcelona/presskit/youngpeople/index.html#french (French)
http://www.unaids.org/barcelona/presskit/youngpeople/index.html#spanish (Spanish)

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive health curriculum for grades 6-12 written by Health and Human Development Programs (HHD), a division of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). These modules provide a unit on Preventing AIDS as well as units on a broad range of other health issues including alcohol and other drugs, violence prevention, and emotional health. For more information see Product Spotlight at:

Children on the Brink: Updated Estimates and Recommendations for Intervention, Executive Summary
Published by USAID in 2000, this report provides data on maternal, paternal, and double orphans in 34 countries severely affected by HIV/AIDS. It also includes recommended strategies for intervention.

Finding a Way Forward: Principles and Strategies to Reduce the Impacts of AIDS on Children and Families
This March 2000 paper provides a framework for programmatic interventions to assist children and families affected by AIDS.

USAID Project Profiles: Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
More than 75 USAID-supported projects to assist children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS are highlighted in this July 2002 report.


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