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Why advocate on HIV?

A short guide encouraging the integration of advocacy into work that responds to HIV

2008 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

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Inspiration and guidance for understanding the importance of influencing the decisions, policies and practices of people with power to bring about positive, sustainable change to specific development issues.

HIV is having a huge impact in some places. It is crucial to work with people living with HIV to understand their priorities and support them in their advocacy.

This short guide looks at what advocacy is, what global and local commitments have been made to address HIV, and why advocacy on HIV is necessary. It also looks briefly at how to begin advocacy work on issues around HIV, and recommends further resources and contacts.

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