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Enlisting Men in HIV/AIDS Prevention

  • Author: UNFPA
  • Publication date: February 2001
  • Page count: 24
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.III.H.2

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In response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, efforts have intensified to involve men and boys in sexual and reproductive health programmes, and to engage men as partners in overcoming HIV/AIDS. The report states that because men have more sexual partners and more control over decisions regarding sex than women do, it is the behaviour of men that determines how quickly, and to whom, the virus is transmitted. HIV prevention efforts aimed at men and boys are vital not only to their health but also to the health of women and girls; these efforts complement continued prevention programmes for women and girls, which remain critically important.