The Guttmacher Institute’s international work on HIV and other STIs focuses on developing regions. Our research and advocacy efforts have focused on the linkages between HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights, the impact of STIs on maternal and newborn health, the need for new technologies (including multipurpose prevention technologies) and U.S. support for global AIDS programs. 

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Adolescents’ knowledge of HIV prevention remains dangerously superficial. What is urgently needed is comprehensive school-based sexuality education, which is proven to be effective in helping adolescents avoid HIV infection and unwanted pregnancy