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Strategies to help prevent and manage HIV among the youths

When HIV epidemic was first discovered in 1983, it was majorly concentrated among the adult male persons who were injecting drug users. Today however, this epidemic has spread to other industries like the sex industry, and its increase is alarming. This epidemic has been observed to be very prevalent among young people of between the ages 15- 24 years at a percentage of 51.1%.  Almost 23% affects the people of ages 24 to 35 years. The proportion of those between 10 to 14 years was also increasing, and by 2006 had reached 10.2%. (MOH, 2010).

Report by the UNAIDS and UNICEF approximated that nearly 10,000 children live with HIV /AIDS in Vietnam and nearly 300,000 are affected by this. This trend suggests that the immediate solution to this problem is improving care and prevention among the vulnerable groups, which is the youth. UNICEF has given HIV high priorities and is currently running various programs to help combat HIV. The objective of this research therefore is to design new strategies and interventions that will help reduce HIV vulnerability among young people, and improve access to health care

Issues and questions

  1. Why is HIV prevalent among young people?
  2. What makes this epidemic hard to control despite many measures by UNAIDS?
  3. What are the most effective preventive measures against HIV?
  4. What are the most current trends in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention?

Questions for instructor

  1. How can I write this report without bias due to my personal opinions regarding HIV
  2. A number of health organizations like WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS among others have been issued various reports, how can I incorporate all these ideas into my research without compromising the integrity of the results?
  3. There are much more articles on the internet relating to HIV AIDs can I use them as well?

References

Disparities in care for HIV patient’s results of the HCSUS study. (2006). Santa Monica, CA: RAND. This book talks about the nature of care that HIV patients need to be given. The author further describes the various issues that must be closely checked to ensure that proper care is put in place for these people.

HIV prevention among young injecting drug users. (2004). New York, NY: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.HIV prevention among the young injecting drug users describes the manner in which the injections used during drug administration facilitates the spread of HIVAIDS. They also propose new policies to help control the use of such drugs.

Kaplan, E. H. (2007). Quantitative evaluation of HIV prevention programs. New Haven: Yale University Press. Kaplan talks about the various programs that the Health organizations need to put in place to help combat HIV AIDS. He also proposes new strategies that will help these health organizations to manage quickly this epidemic.

Mayer, K. H., & Pizer, H. F. (2009). HIV prevention. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Meyer and Pizer discuss the HIV/AIDS prevention tips among the youths. They propose new methods and manners in which the youths can conduct them in order to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS