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Sunday, July 18 (1330-1530)

Mini Room 1

Session Title: Conditional Economic Incentives for HIV Prevention in the Developing world

World Bank Satellite Session

This session will showcase the innovative work around the world regarding conditional economic incentives to promote healthy behaviors and health-improving interventions including conditional economic incentives for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Malawi, Mexico, and Tanzania.

 

Tuesday, July 20 (1800-2000)

Session Title: How can HIV prevention be used to develop health systems and how can health systems be used to get greater traction for HIV prevention?

UNAIDS Satellite Session

Title of World Bank presentation: Challenges to integration in service delivery: lessons learned from the World Bank MSM study.

The Bank, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) and the Futures Institute, has been conducting an epidemiology, equity and quality of services, costing, human rights, and policy review of HIV services for MSM in low and middle income countries (LMIC). The effort is in collaboration with UNAIDS, UNDP, and WHO.

Presenter: Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, Prof. of Epidemiology, JHBSPH
 
Wednesday, July 21 (1830-2030)

Mini Room 3

Session Title: Making the case for stigma-reduction as a critical prevention and treatment strategy and moving to action with stigma-reduction programming, the experience of South Asia.

World Bank Satellite Session cohosted with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

The satellite will have two parts. The first will focus on 'making the case' for stigma reduction as a critical strategy for effective prevention and treatment programs, with speakers sharing the latest evidence for why investing in stigma-reduction is critical for effective HIV programming. The second part will focus on action, sharing results from a recent small grants program on stigma-reduction that spanned 6 countries in South Asia and included 26 grantees.


Featured World Bank Publications

 

Policy NOTE: Characterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa – Time for Strategic Action

This policy note is a compendium and guide to the regional HIV/AIDS epidemiological synthesis report titled Characterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for Strategic Action. This policy note provides policy makers with an overview of the specific character of the HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic in the MENA region and sets out policy and programming recommendations that respond to the epidemiological and demographic contours of the HIV epidemic in the region


Zambia HIV Prevention Respose and Modes of Transmission Analysis

Zambia HIV Prevention Respose and Modes of Transmission Analysis (PDF 3.04MB)
June 2009
This study synthesizes existing and new data to characterize Zambia's HIV epidemic, and briefly reviews the prevention response and funding. It assesses how well prevention aligns with evidence on sources of new infections. Recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of prevention are offered. The data indicate that 71% of new infections result from (unprotected) sex with non-regular partners. The 21% of new infections in people who report only one partner reflect the high number of couples in which one person is already HIV+, pointing to the need for much more "prevention with positives". (This is part of a program of work led by National AIDS Authorities and UNAIDS Country Office teams with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva and the Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program.)


Uganda - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis

Uganda - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis (PDF 797kb)
March 2009
This study synthesizes existing and new data to characterize Uganda's HIV epidemic, and briefly reviews the prevention response and funding. It assesses how well prevention efforts align with evidence on sources of new infections, and identifies how the emphasis and targeting of prevention could be shifted to where most new infections are occurring. The greatest need for HIV prevention exists among people with multiple partners whether in casual or long-term martial or cohabiting relationships. Also, HIV prevention programmes for sex workers and their clients, fishing communities and other groups with high prevalence/incidence rates are poorly funded. (This is part of a program of work led by National AIDS Authorities and UNAIDS Country Office teams with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva and the Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program.)


Lesotho - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis

Lesotho - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis(PDF 1.39MB)
March 2009

This study synthesizes existing and new data to characterize Lesotho's HIV epidemic, and briefly reviews the prevention response and funding. It assesses how well prevention aligns with evidence on sources of new infections. Recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of prevention are offered. The data show that exceptionally high prevalence of multiple concurrent sexual relationships before and during marriage, together with low levels of full male circumcision are major risk factors in Lesotho’s hyperendemic HIV situation. (This is part of a program of work led by National AIDS Authorities and UNAIDS Country Office teams with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva and the Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program.)


Kenya - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis

Kenya - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis (PDF 2.20MB)
March 2009
This study synthesizes existing and new data to characterize Kenya's HIV epidemic, and briefly reviews the prevention response and funding. It assesses how well prevention aligns with evidence on sources of new infections. Recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of prevention are offered. The data show that most new infections in Kenya occur in heterosexual couples, in which one or both have other sexual partners as well. (This is part of a program of work led by National AIDS Authorities and UNAIDS Country Office teams with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva and the Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program.)


SWAZILAND - HIV PREVENTION RESPONSE AND MODES OF TRANSMISSION ANALYSISSwaziland - HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis (PDF 1.70MB)
March 2009
This study synthesizes existing and new data to characterize Swaziland's HIV epidemic, and briefly review the prevention response and funding allocation (drawing on the 2008 National AIDS Spending Assessment). It assesses how well prevention aligns with evidence on sources of new infections. Recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of prevention are offered. The data confirm the hypothesis that multiple, concurrent long-term heterosexual relationships, in a context of implicitly permissive social norms, gender inequality and economic need, are a key contributor to HIV transmission in Swaziland. (This is part of a program of work led by National AIDS Authorities and UNAIDS Country Office teams with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva and the Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program.)
Transport against HIV/AIDS: Synthesis of Experience and Best Practice Guidelines

Transport against HIV/AIDS: Synthesis of Experience and Best Practice Guidelines (PDF 934kb)
July 2009
This paper suggests entry points for mitigating HIV in the transport sector, and provides resources and recommendations for designing and implementing interventions. It reviews interventions and approaches by the World Bank’s transport group, drawing attention to the role and resources of partner agencies, trade unions and key stakeholders.


 

The Route to Good Living: HIV Prevention in the Transport Sector
An overview of roles and responsibilities for HIV prevention strategies in transport sector projects.
Download the pamphlet (PDF 716kb)
Produced by The World Bank and EnCompass LLC
July 2009


HIV and AIDS in South Asia

HIV and AIDS in South Asia (PDF 3.49MB)
March 2009
The report analyses the extent to which HIV and AIDS pose risks to economic development in the region. Although HIV prevalence in South Asia is comparatively low, the region faces challenges including the risk of escalation of concentrated epidemics, the economic welfare costs, and the fiscal costs of scaling up treatment for AIDS.


Mapping and Situation Assessment of Key Populations at High Risk of HIV in Three Cities of Afghanistan

Mapping and Situation Assessment of Key Populations at High Risk of HIV in Three Cities of Afghanistan (PDF 3.55MB)
April 2008
Little is known about the HIV epidemic status and potential in Afghanistan. The World Bank & Ministry of Public Health agreed to contract the U.of Manitoba to assess the size and characteristics of Injecting Drug Users and other vulnerable groups at high-risk for HIV in 3 cities of Afghanistan. The information is vital for strategy development and program planning. (To request a hard copy, email salbert@worldbank.org)


Preparing National HIV/AIDS Strategies and Action Plans:  Lessons of Experience

Preparing National HIV/AIDS Strategies and Action Plans: Lessons of Experience (PDF 282KB)
The AIDS Strategy and Action Plan (ASAP) service supports countries to enhance their AIDS strategies to be more prioritized, evidence-based, costed and capable of being implemented. This "practice note" shares experience on preparing HIV/AIDS strategies and action planning. (en français - PDF 353kb; español - PDF 602kb)


HIV/AIDS, Nutrition & Food Security - COVER

HIV/AIDS, Nutrition & Food Security: What We Can Do (PDF 936kb)
A synthesis of existing international technical guidance on HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and food security, which is a valuable contribution to efforts that support the integration of nutrition and HIV/AIDS projects and programs.


Despite much progress in understanding HIV infectious spread globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region stands as the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, inaccessible, and subject to much controversy. A new World Bank report, Characterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for Strategic Action, aims at addressing this dearth of strategic information on HIV spread in MENA through a joint effort of the World Bank, the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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