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Key Populations Conference in Cameroon Highlights Cutting-Edge Research - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Key Populations Conference in Cameroon Highlights Cutting-Edge Research - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
The 3rd Annual Key Populations conference recently was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Presentations and break-out groups focused on cutting-edge research and effective programming around key populations across West and Central Africa, and acted as both network building and information sharing opportunities. HC3 worked on the team to design and coordinate the conference.
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What does Applied Behavioral Economics Actually Look Like?

What does Applied Behavioral Economics Actually Look Like? | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
There is a growing demand for behavioral economics approaches to social challenges, but what does this actually mean in practice?
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Safeguard Future Generations by Offering Access to SRH Services

Safeguard Future Generations by Offering Access to SRH Services | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
HC3 released a collection of adaptable social and behavior change communication (SBCC) materials meant to increase youth access to LARCs.
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#AIDS2016: Medical male circumcision saves millions in lives and costs

#AIDS2016: Medical male circumcision saves millions in lives and costs | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Statistics show that voluntary male circumcision is a crucial weapon in the fight to control HIV.
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HC3 Lit Review: More Research Needed on Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Boys Seeking VMMC Services - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HC3 Lit Review: More Research Needed on Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Boys Seeking VMMC Services - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a highly effective intervention for curbing the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the inception of VMMC programs, a disproportionately high volume of adolescents ages 10-19 have received VMMC across the priority countries in east and southern Africa. Questions remain, however, related to whether these adolescents are adequately servedRead More
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Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This Strategic Communication Framework was developed as a tool to assist country stakeholders in the adaptation and dissemination of information pertaining to hormonal contraception and HIV risk at regional, national and local levels. Download “Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks” (PDF)
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This World AIDS Day, Do More – and Do it Better

This World AIDS Day, Do More – and Do it Better | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This World AIDS Day HC3 renews its commitment to use evidence-based approaches in health communication to reach those most in need.
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Springboard Launch Held in New Delhi Draws SBCC Crowd

Springboard Launch Held in New Delhi Draws SBCC Crowd | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Springboard Launch Held in New Delhi Draws SBCC Crowd
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HIV Evidence Infographic - Other HIV Prevention Strategies - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Evidence Infographic - Other HIV Prevention Strategies - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This infographic shows highlights of the evidence that health communication can make an impact on other HIV prevention strategies, such as partner reduction and cross-generational sex. [DOWNLOAD] Complete infographic Related resources: HIV Evidence Database Other HIV Prevention Strategies Evidence Fact Sheet
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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This fact sheet shows the strength of the existing evidence that demonstrates the impact health communication has on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV. [DOWNLOAD] VMMC Evidence Fact Sheet Related resources: HIV Evidence Database HIV Evidence Infographic – VMMC
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HIV Evidence Infographic - Continuum of Care - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Evidence Infographic - Continuum of Care - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This infographic shows highlights of the evidence that health communication can make a measurable impact on the HIV Continuum of Care. [DOWNLOAD] Complete infographic Related resources: HIV Evidence Database Continuum of Care Evidence Fact Sheet
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HIV Testing & Counseling Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Testing & Counseling Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This fact sheet shows the strength of the existing evidence that demonstrates the impact health communication has on HIV testing & counseling (HTC). [DOWNLOAD] HTC Evidence Fact Sheet Related resources: HIV Evidence Database HIV Evidence Infographic – HTC
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HIV Evidence Package Proves the Power of Health Communication - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Evidence Package Proves the Power of Health Communication - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has collected a package of evidence showing the impact social and behavior change communication (SBCC) has on a number of HIV prevention and treatment areas, including condom use, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and the HIV continuum of care. The package consists of a searchable evidence database, fact sheets and a series of infographics highlightingRead More
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Reducing Early Marriage to Prevent Gender-based Violence and HIV

Reducing Early Marriage to Prevent Gender-based Violence and HIV | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
In Swaziland, traditional leaders are being trained to understand the necessity of creating safe communities for young women and girl children.
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The Female and the Male Condom - Both Great, Safe Options

The Female and the Male Condom - Both Great, Safe Options | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Female condoms many benefits, such as being able to put it in ahead of time, providing the woman with more of a say in the use of condoms.
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Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Saves Lives. Find out more about SBCC’s role during the Ebola crisis as well as other public health emergencies. It may change the way you think about communication during a disease outbreak.
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Improving Outcomes for Men Along the HIV Treatment Continuum - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Improving Outcomes for Men Along the HIV Treatment Continuum - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
A significant number of men do not seek or have access to HIV testing and counseling (HTC) or treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. Several studies have shown that women have higher rates of testing, engagement in pre-ART care, earlier treatment initiation, and are more likely to stay on treatment.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Men continueRead More
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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Implications for the Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Results of a Systematic Literature Review

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Implications for the Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Results of a Systematic Literature Review | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Background Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a critical HIV prevention tool. Since 2007, sub-Saharan African countries with the highest prevalence of HIV have been mobilizing resources to make VMMC available. While implementers initially targeted adult men, demand has been highest for boys under age 18. It is important to understand how male adolescents can best be served by quality VMMC services. Methods and Findings A systematic literature review was performed to synthesize the evidence on best practices in adolescent health service delivery specific to males in sub-Saharan Africa. PubMed, Scopus, and JSTOR databases were searched for literature published between January 1990 and March 2014. The review revealed a general absence of health services addressing the specific needs of male adolescents, resulting in knowledge gaps that could diminish the benefits of VMMC programming for this population. Articles focused specifically on VMMC contained little information on the adolescent subgroup. The review revealed barriers to and gaps in sexual and reproductive health and VMMC service provision to adolescents, including structural factors, imposed feelings of shame, endorsement of traditional gender roles, negative interactions with providers, violations of privacy, fear of pain associated with the VMMC procedure, and a desire for elements of traditional non-medical circumcision methods to be integrated into medical procedures. Factors linked to effective adolescent-focused services included the engagement of parents and the community, an adolescent-friendly service environment, and VMMC counseling messages sufficiently understood by young males. Conclusions VMMC presents an opportune time for early involvement of male adolescents in HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health programming. However, more research is needed to determine how to align VMMC services with the unique needs of this population.
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AIDS Update | A Hopkins Expert Perspective

Learn more about AIDS at Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/travel_medicine/hiv_and_aids_85,P00617/
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Submit Abstracts for the First International SBCC Summit | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Submit Abstracts for the First International SBCC Summit | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Submit Abstracts for the First International SBCC Summit
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Improving the Quality of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Use of the Continuous Quality Improvement Approach: A Pilot in 30 PEPFAR-Supported Sites in Uganda

Improving the Quality of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Use of the Continuous Quality Improvement Approach: A Pilot in 30 PEPFAR-Supported Sites in Uganda | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
Background Uganda adopted voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) (also called Safe Male Circumcision in Uganda), as part of its HIV prevention strategy in 2010. Since then, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has implemented VMMC mostly with support from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through its partners. In 2012, two PEPFAR-led external quality assessments evaluated compliance of service delivery sites with minimum quality standards. Quality gaps were identified, including lack of standardized forms or registers, lack of documentation of client consent, poor preparedness for emergencies and use of untrained service providers. In response, PEPFAR, through a USAID-supported technical assistance project, provided support in quality improvement to the MOH and implementing partners to improve quality and safety in VMMC services and build capacity of MOH staff to continuously improve VMMC service quality. Methods and Findings Sites were supported to identify barriers in achieving national standards, identify possible solutions to overcome the barriers and carry out improvement plans to test these changes, while collecting performance data to objectively measure whether they had bridged gaps. A 53-indicator quality assessment tool was used by teams as a management tool to measure progress; teams also measured client-level indicators through self-assessment of client records. At baseline (February-March 2013), less than 20 percent of sites scored in the “good” range (>80%) for supplies and equipment, patient counseling and surgical procedure; by November 2013, the proportion of sites scoring “good” rose to 67 percent, 93 percent and 90 percent, respectively. Significant improvement was noted in post-operative follow-up at 48 hours, sexually transmitted infection assessment, informed consent and use of local anesthesia but not rate of adverse events. Conclusion Public sector providers can be engaged to address the quality of VMMC using a continuous quality improvement approach.
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Other HIV Prevention Strategies Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Other HIV Prevention Strategies Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This fact sheet shows the strength of the existing evidence that demonstrates the impact health communication has on other HIV prevention strategies like partner reduction and discouraging cross-generational sex. [DOWNLOAD] Other HIV Prevention Evidence Fact Sheet Related resources: HIV Evidence Database HIV Evidence Infographic – Other HIV Prevention Strategies
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HIV Evidence Infographic - Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Evidence Infographic - Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This infographic shows highlights of the evidence that health communication can help promote the uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV. [DOWNLOAD] Complete infographic Related resources: HIV Evidence Database VMMC Evidence Fact Sheet
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HIV Evidence Infographic - HIV Testing & Counseling - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

HIV Evidence Infographic - HIV Testing & Counseling - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This infographic shows highlights of the evidence that health communication can make an impact on HIV testing and counseling (HTC). [DOWNLOAD] Complete infographic Related resources: HIV Evidence Database HTC Evidence Fact Sheet
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Condom Use Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Condom Use Evidence Fact Sheet - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication | HIV and AIDS Behavior Change Communication | Scoop.it
This fact sheet shows the strength of the existing evidence that demonstrates the impact health communication has on condom use. [DOWNLOAD] Condom Use Evidence Fact Sheet Related resources: HIV Evidence Database HIV Evidence Infographic – Condom Use 
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