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AIDS WATCH. 1989; (8):8.The Chilean Red Cross Society and the family planning association--APROFA, International Planned Parenthood Federation's affiliate, are joining forces to help prevent the spread of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. APROFA established a working group to study the knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behavior of students at the National Training Institute, INACAP. 7000 students were sampled in 11 Chilean cities. The study found that 36% of the females, and 77% of males were sexually active before the age of 20. Nearly 1/2 of the women and 1/5 of the men did not know that condoms could protect them against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy. APROFA designed a program to increase students knowledge of AIDS, reduce promiscuity and increase knowledge of and use of condoms. In October, 1988 an educational package distributed, consisting of a training manual, slides, educational booklets, a poster, and a video of 3 films. It has proved so successful that APROFA has adapted it for community groups, educational institutions, and its youth program. APROFA/Red Cross nurses and Red Cross volunteers have participated in workshops and training with the package. The Red Cross has organized AIDS-related activities in Chile since 1986, including education campaigns, information for blood donors, and a telephone hotline to provide AIDS counseling. Goals are to target more poor areas and groups outside of society's mainstream in the next year for sex education and information on STDs.
PEOPLE. 1986; 13(2):23-4.The International Office and Regional Bureaux of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have produced or financed a wide variety of publications, films, videos, slide/tape productions, and wallcharts on the management of contraceptive methods, and a new family life education resource publication. A list of publications, kits, and films is available from the IPPF Distribution Department. Additionally, many of IPPF's affiliated family planning associations produce communication materials. The Population Communication Services Project at the Johns Hopkins University offers sample family planning information and communication materials over 80 countries. It also offers a series of packets of samples on different themes, including print materials for non-readers, male responsibility, packaging for contraceptives, and reaching young people. "Population Reports" are published regularly on a variety of subjects, including communication. The Population Reference Bureau produces a range of educational materials relating to population, including an annual World Population Data Sheet and "Population Today." The World Health Organization publishes an illustrated bimonthly magazine, "World Health," a periodic newsletter, and a 1-page fact-sheet identifying the health benefits of family planning. The UN Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has produced a variety of films, posters, booklets, slide-sets, and records. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has produced a range of audiovisual aids dealing with family planning and population. The UN Fund for Population Activities produces a wide range of population-related publications and visual aids. The Program for the Introduction and Adaptation of Contraceptive Technology (PIACT) and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health specialized in the development of print materials for specific audiences. Clearinghouse on Development Communication is a center for materials on applications of communication technology to development problems. The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development has produced around 100 prototype radio and television programs dealing with population. The Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning has produced a series of films/videos on community health, parasite control, and family planning in many countries.