NACP, 2012. 16 p.
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National HIV and AIDS policy (in Dari)
Afghanistan. National AIDS Control Program
Although HIV prevalence in Afghanistan is currently low among the general population, it is a country at high risk for the spread of HIV. The Afghanistan National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2011-2015 (ANASF-II) provides Afghanistan's strategic guidance for action for HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, outlining the roles of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to sustain a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response, with the support of other key sectors and civil society. This policy supports the ANASF-II and aims to provide the framework, direction and general principles for HIV prevention, care, support and treatment of those infected and affected by the epidemic and mitigation of its impact. The policy will facilitate inter-sectoral integration and coordination as well as adherence to a standard, commonly agreed upon framework which is rights sensitive, inclusive and futuristic in its vision as well as relevant to the context of Afghanistan. The Policy proposes strategies to prevent further spread of the epidemic as well as care, support and treatment for PLHIV within the existing legal and policy environment.
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