PRB Topic Feed: HIV/ AIDS/ STIs/Topics/HivAidsStis.aspxFive Good Reasons to Integrate Family Planning/Reproductive Health and HIV ServicesPRB recently published the policy brief, Supporting the Integration of Family Planning and HIV Services. This article highlights five good reasons why integration is a sound investment that will pay multiple dividends for individuals, communities, societies, and health systems. 11/30/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/fphivintegration.aspxd21bcb1d-42e1-48b4-9a72-9d03adc40b48Misconceptions About Attitudes Toward AIDS in AfricaIn the world of HIV prevention, policy researchers and program officers have long puzzled over why information and educational campaigns have failed to significantly change behaviors in Africa. The findings of an ethnographic study based in Malawi challenge commonly held assumptions. 10/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/misconceptions.aspx91a06c9d-21c6-446c-9d2c-5b15c50d8c81After Years of Silence, Women Living With HIV in the Middle East Speak Out MENA-Rosa is a new initiative in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region to help women living with HIV connect with one another, and to raise awareness of their needs among decisionmakers.07/23/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/mena-women-hiv.aspxd73fb32e-548d-430c-88f2-790cf17577bdCaribbean Faces AIDS EpidemicWith the highest HIV prevalence rate of any region besides sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean has sprung into virus prevention and treatment mode. 10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/CaribbeanFacesAIDSEpidemic.aspx5c972a11-b4a0-49c5-99e3-a2a922c86d8dChina Faces Challenges in Effort to Contain HIV/AIDS CrisisWith official estimates of Chinese people living with HIV/AIDS rising from 500,000 in 1999 to 1 million by 2002, China continues to face a number of challenges as it strives to contain a crisis that experts fear could affect more than 10 million people by 2010. 05/20/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/ChinaFacesChallengesinEfforttoContainHIVAIDSCrisis.aspx384bd692-33c2-4f1d-aa13-342a72f13b93PRB Discuss Online: Integrating Family Planning and HIV ProgramsDuring a PRB Discuss Online, Rose Wilcher, Family Health International (FHI), and Susan Adamchak, FHI and Kansas State University, answered participants' questions about the advantages of and the barriers to improving family planning/HIV integration. 03/11/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionmarch12010.aspx42735277-3f8f-4380-9d08-c48ce94b7329How Many Men Have HPV?Half of men ages 18 to 70 who participated in a study of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States were infected with some form of the virus according to the "HPV in Men" (HIM) study recently published in The Lancet.05/20/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/hpv-in-men.aspx0a3ce353-b5db-46c7-8411-5908302bdda6AIDS Treatment Center in Mali a Model in West AfricaThe dozens of people who spend their days at the Center for Treatment, Activities and Counseling for People living with HIV/AIDS receive comprehensive medical care.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/AIDSTreatmentCenterinMaliaModelinWestAfrica.aspxfdccb2d4-8820-4b0b-88f2-7ecb6d4090deHuman Papillomavirus in CanadaFor Canadian women, the estimated prevalence rate for HPV ranges from 20 percent to 33 percent for both the non-cancer causing and cancer-causing types of the virus, and between 11 percent and 25 percent for the cancer causing types alone. 05/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/HumanPapillomavirusinCanada.aspxff1491a7-d24c-4ac8-a999-b6d1b2e67788HIV/AIDS Epidemics Expanding Rapidly in AsiaThe rapid spread of HIV/AIDS epidemics in Asia, illustrated by dramatic increases in new infections in China, Thailand, and Vietnam over the past year, poses particularly worrisome challenges for the international community.07/26/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/HIVAIDSEpidemicsExpandingRapidlyinAsia.aspxf76e9fcd-a271-4215-808a-30b8085545eb