Lancet

Assessment of population-level effect of Avahan, an HIV-prevention initiative in India

Article in the Lancet, Early Online Publication, 11 October 2011.

Background
The aim of Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative, was to reduce HIV transmission in the general population through large-scale prevention interventions focused on high-risk groups. It was launched in 2003 in six states with a total population of 300 million and a high HIV burden. We assessed the population-level effect of the first phase of Avahan (2003—08).

Beyond accountability: learning from large-scale evaluations

An article in the Lancet published online, October 11, 2011, which provides a useful overview of the evaluation of the Avahan HIV prevention programme which was rolled out across six states in India.

Rights of vulnerable people and the future of HIV/AIDS

An article in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 67, February 2010.

Sex-work harm reduction

An article by Rekart M L in the Lancet (British edition) 366(9503): 2123-2134. Rekart identifies a mix of successful interventions for sex workers including education, empowerment, occupational health and safety, decriminalisation, human-rights-based approaches, peer education, training in condom skills, safety tips for street-based sex workers, male and female condoms, the [HIV] prevention-care synergy, occupational health and safety guidelines for brothels, self-help organisations, and community-based child protection networks.

Can health programmes lead to mistreatment of sex workers?

An article by  Loff B., Longo P. and Overs C. in The Lancet, Volume 361, Issue 9373, Pages 1982 - 1983, 7 June 2003.

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