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Opportunity in Crisis-Report - Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood

Opportunity in Crisis-Report - Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood

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Today, around the world, there are 5 million young men and women living with HIV. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood examines the state of the HIV epidemic among young people, highlighting the challenges they face and presenting solutions informed by evidence of what works with different age groups and in different epidemic settings. The report outlines key steps towards building a continuum of HIV prevention that can help keep children HIV-free as they develop into young adults.

Today, around the world, there are 5 million young men and women living with HIV. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood examines the state of the HIV epidemic among young people, highlighting the challenges they face and presenting solutions informed by evidence of what works with different age groups and in different epidemic settings. The report outlines key steps towards building a continuum of HIV prevention that can help keep children HIV-free as they develop into young adults.

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Published by: The United Nations Children's Fund on Jun 01, 2011
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Preventing HIV fromearly adolescenceto young adulthood
OPPORTUNITY
in
CRISIS
 
Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood
© United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)June 2011Permission to reproduce any part o this publication is required.Please contact:Division o Communication, UNICEF3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA Tel: (+1 212) 326-7434Email: nyhqdoc.permit@unice.orgPermission will be reely granted to educational or non-proft organizations.Others will be requested to pay a small ee.ISBN: 978-92-806-4586-6elSBN: 978-92-806-4593-4United Nations publicationSales No. E.11.XX.5United Nations Children’s Fund3 United Nations PlazaNew York, NY 10017, USAEmail: pubdoc@unice.orgWebsite: www.unice.orgAll photographs © UNICEFDesign concept and production: Green Communication Design inc. www.greencom.ca
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the eorts and resources o 10 UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. Co-sponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP,UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Based in Geneva, the UNAIDS secretariat works onthe ground in more than 75 countries worldwide.
 
CONTENTS
1. Introduction
1
2. State o the epidemic among young people
4
3. Very young adolescents
9
4. Older adolescents
13
5. Young adults
20
6. Adolescents and young people living with HIV
24
7. Opportunities or action
28
Reerences
30
Annex: Then and now: The ten-step strategy rom
Young People and HIV/AIDS: Opportunity in crisis
(2002)
34
Statistical Table 1: Demographic, epidemiology andeducation indicators or adolescents and young people
36
Statistical Table 2: Knowledge, sexual behaviour, accessand testing indicators or young people
44
Statistical Table 3: HIV and AIDS indicators or higher-risk young people
52
Classifcations
60
Poster: A global view o HIV inections in adolescents and young people

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