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-42e1-48b4-9a72-9d03adc40b48After 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-aa13-342a72f13b93Are Imams in Egypt Prepared to Help Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS?Muslim religious leaders in Egypt—known as imams—appear to know more than the average Egyptian man about HIV/AIDS and its modes of transmission; but there are major gaps in imams' knowledge about the disease, and their attitudes are not favorable toward people living with HIV. 05/04/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/imams.aspxce727683-6a31-41b0-b837-2b0833ca0c29How 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-46c7-8411-5908302bdda6Human 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-b6d1b2e67788Next Steps in Controlling HIV in Africa: Behavior, Biology, or Both?The Johns Hopkins Population Center and the Population Reference Bureau sponsored their second annual symposium on population and health on May 2, 2008, in Washington, D.C.: "Next Steps in Controlling HIV in Africa: Behavior, Biology, or Both?" 05/02/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/hivaids-symposium2008.aspxf6b1fd4e-3bcb-4640-83b5-90a7c22b24feHIV Hits Marginal Populations Hardest in Latin America, Leading Cause of Death for Some Caribbean NationsHIV prevalence rates in the Caribbean are the second-highest in the world. In most of Latin America, HIV/AIDS has hit the marginal populations hardest: men who have sex with men, commercial sex workers, and injecting drug users, but heterosexual transmission is increasingly important. 09/30/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/HIVHitsMarginalPopulationsHardestinLatinAmericaLeadingCauseofDeathforSomeCaribbeanNations.aspxf24ad115-c654-4fe3-a5f9-1c1eb7f8cd66Uganda Beats Back HIV/AIDSIn a region hungry for good news about HIV/AIDS, Uganda can relish its gains in beating back the epidemic. Declines in HIV infection, first noted in the East African country in 1993, have continued steadily and are especially striking among young, pregnant women, says UNAIDS.06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/UgandaBeatsBackHIVAIDS.aspxecd6494e-50da-4ac8-ba02-3e3b6b5ba6ce