Policy Guidance and Recommendations

In 2006, UNAIDS and the Southern Africa Development Community met and concluded that 'high levels of multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships by men and women with insufficient consistent, correct condom use, combined with low levels of male circumcision are the key drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the sub-region.' One of two key priority interventions the meeting recommended was the need to significantly reduce MCP for both men and women. Addressing MCP in HIV prevention requires targeted locally informed and culturally relevant messages to raise personal awareness of risk and change socio-cultural norms around sexual partnering. Gathered here are national and international reports on meetings, program experience, guidelines, and other policy-related readings.