Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 85 p.
This work is the outcome of a year-long project directed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), funded by the Flemish government, and assisted by the National HIV/AIDS Centers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Utilizing a common research strategy and methodology stressing 12 the importance of local cultural traditions, social norms, systems of authority, trust and influence, national research teams developed comprehensive reviews of extant local research on HIV and AIDS, assessments of key populations, overviews of institutional responses to HIV and AIDS, reviews of governmental approaches (including legislation) to the issues of HIV treatment and prevention, and in-depth case studies of specific local reactions to emergence of HIV and AIDS. Results from theinvestigation are available in the reports contained in this volume, and in more detailed and lengthy country assessments completed by each of the national teams.
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