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close this bookAdolescent Sexuality and the HIV Epidemic (UNDP, 1999, 24 p.)
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View the documentPREFACE
Open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2. UNEQUAL LIFE CHANCES & HIV INFECTION
Open this folder and view contents4. HIV-RELATED WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
View the document5. PROGRAM IMPLICATIONS
View the document6. PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS
View the documentReferences, UNDP's HIV-related Language Policy and Publications


Since its inception, the HIV and Development Programme has drawn attention to the complex and dynamic relationship which exists between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and development. Many of the commonly acknowledged impediments to development, such as social and economic inequality, environmental degradation, political instability, civil disorder and the absence of good governance are also key driving forces behind the spread and unfolding of the epidemic.

Through an extensive range of publications, and in particular through its Issues Papers, the Programme has encouraged consideration of the epidemic in relation to critical aspects of development.

This series of papers which explores specific areas of the relationship between the epidemic and gender, has been made possible through funding from UNAIDS and has been produced in collaboration with UNICEF and the World Bank.

The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and may not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations Development Programme. We encourage reproduction of the material and welcome acknowledgement, comment and feedback.

Mina Mauerstein-Bail
HIV and Development Programme