Toolkit for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS; YouthNet Publications; Kidney Disease Treatment Guidelines; TAI CARE Act Recommendations
- "Techniques and Practices for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS," KIT, UNAIDS: The toolkits -- which are available in a limited number of print copies, as well as free of charge on CD-ROM -- are divided into two sections. The techniques section includes 20 methods for applying a local HIV/AIDS program in different stages of the planning cycle. The practices section contains 50 practices used to address specific problems that might arise in prevention, care and treatment, and support and mitigation. Contact Madeleen Wegelin at email@example.com to request the toolkit (KIT release, 4/26).
- "Youth Forum: 'Pregnancy Prevention in a Time of AIDS,'" YouthNet: This online archive of the forum -- which was sponsored by the INFO Project and the Implementing Best Practices Initiative and coordinated by the World Health Organization -- includes introductory statements made by guest panelists, digests of sessions and a summary of the forum.
- "Youth Issues Paper 5 -- Using Global Media to Reach Youth: The 2002 MTV Staying Alive Campaign," YouthNet, Family Health International: The paper presents results of the FHI/YouthNet evaluation of the "Staying Alive" global HIV prevention campaign, which reached 800 million households worldwide in 2002 (YouthNet release, 4/25).
- "Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV-Infected Patients: Recommendations of the HIV Medical Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America," Clinical Infectious Diseases: The treatment guidelines, which were issued by the HIV Medical Association and written by Samir Gupta of the division of infectious diseases at Indiana University School of Medicine and colleagues, discuss how to manage chronic kidney disease in HIV-positive people (Gupta et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases, 6/1).
- "The Next Wave in AIDS Care: Reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act 2005-2010," The AIDS Institute: The document outlines TAI's recommendations for this year's congressional reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act, including how HIV/AIDS care and treatment can best be delivered to meet the needs of HIV-positive patients in the United States and how to protect public health (TAI release, 4/26).