National AIDS Commission, 2015. 84 p.
Belize. National AIDS Commission
Belize has formulated its third HIV National Strategic Plan (NSP), which spans the period 2016-2020 and which connects the HIV response to the national response to Tuberculosis (TB). The plan aims to be a user-friendly tool to guide the national response to HIV and TB, turning a number of core intervention targets into a blueprint for action. The NSP 2016-2020 confirms the need to narrow the intervention focus as the epidemic has evolved into one that is concentrated in the population of men who have sex with men. The NSP also reflects the conclusion that the current trend in the reduction of new HIV infections is neither sufficiently steep nor consistent to break the epidemic. It acknowledges a window of opportunity and is aware of the need to confront existing pressures and competition for financial resources. The NSP builds on the success and structure of its predecessor NSP 2012-2016 and manages four Key Results Areas (KRA): Prevention; Testing; Treatment; and Removing Barriers.
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