Kingston: 2005. 40 p.
Jamaica. Ministry of Health
HIV/AIDS has become a generalized epidemic in Jamaica that affects the health and wellbeing of large numbers of people from all social classes and occupational groups throughout the country. However, HIV/AIDS is not only a health problem; it is a developmental issue that affects the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of the nation. This policy recognizes that an effective response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic requires respect for and protection and fulfilment of all rights - human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural. The principal focus of the national response is the prevention of new HIV infections; the treatment, care, and support of those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS; mitigation of the impact of the epidemic; strengthening of the enabling environment including legislative changes and the reduction of HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination.
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