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Author
McIntyre, Peter
Title
Protecting Young People from HIV and AIDS: the Role of Health Services
Description of Work
NLM classification: WC 503.73
Imprint
World Health Organization, Geneva, December 2004, 44 pp
ISBN/ISSN
92 4 159247 8
Url
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2004/9241592478.pdf
Abstract

"There is an urgent need to define at country level an essential package of interventions that can be delivered through health services to meet the needs of young people.

This document summarizes the evidence for effective action, and encourages policy makers and programmers to turn concern and commitment into effective and sustainable action. It is based on an understanding that HIV infects people when they are young, but AIDS affects and kills people at an age when they would be parents and workers who sustain society and domestic and family life. Helping young people to protect themselves against HIV and AIDS protects people now and in the future. It protects the future of family life and the economic prospects of countries in development."

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