HIV Prevention Technical Briefs – Executive Summary

Technical Briefs & Case Studies

HIV Prevention Technical Briefs – Executive Summary

Management Sciences for Health’s Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have written a series of technical briefs on priority HIV prevention topics.

This document provides a short description of the five different briefs which address the following topics:
1) Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges; 2) Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention: Engaging People Living with HIV in Prevention; 3) Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV; 4) Strengthening Behavior Change Communication for Prevention; and 5) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention. Links to each of these briefs are provided in the executive summary for easy downloading.  

These technical briefs are a resource for policymakers and program implementers. They offer evidence-based and effective strategies which can be used to tailor high-impact interventions. Each brief addresses the HIV prevention role of each topic as well as global policy guidance, challenges and recommendations, and regional experience and practice. Written by experts, the technical briefs used insights gained from a review of the HIV prevention literature commissioned by BLC in 2011, scientific developments presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference in July 2012, as well as recent World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS publications. They summarize the scientific information as well as good practices from across the Southern Africa region profiled in the literature review.