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  1. National HIV prevention strategy 2011-2015: expanding and doing HIV prevention better

    The overall goal of the strategy is to reduce the HIV incidence by at least 30 percent based on 2009 baseline. This will result into 40 percent reduction of the projected number of new HIV infections by 2015, in line with the HIV prevention targets in the National Development Plan and avert about 180,000 new infections over five years. Virtual elimination of vertical transmission of HIV is an integral part of this overall goal. The strategy has five objectives: 1. To increase adoption of safer sexual behaviours and reduce risk taking behaviours. 2. …

  2. Sierra Leone: national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS 2016-2020

    The goal of our 2016-2020 HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan is to achieve zero new infection, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths. The main strategy will be to Test All, Treat All, and Retain All. Our approach to achieve this challenging task will be based on combination prevention that delivers multiple HIV prevention services focusing on people and places where it makes the most difference and elimination of mother to child transmission and HIV treatment as prevention. …

  3. Feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost of models integrating HIV prevention and counseling and testing for HIV within family planning services in North West Province, South Africa

    In South Africa, care and support and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for individuals infected with HIV is available at a few selected hospitals as a first step in the national treatment roll out. However, counseling and testing for HIV (C&T) is currently limited to antenatal care (ANC) settings and a few stand-alone centers. Uptake is limited, even within the ANC setting where C&T is systematically offered to clients for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). C&T services have yet to be integrated into other reproductive health services. …

  4. Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Adolescent Girls living with HIV. Research Report on Qualitative Findings from Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine

    Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Adolescent Girls living with HIV. Research Report on Qualitative Findings from Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine is a document developed by EngenderHealth with the support of UNFPA. This research identified some interesting trends across the three countries and some issues unique to each setting that need to be considered in strategic planning efforts to improve HIV-positive women's and adolescent girl's access and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services. …

  5. Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents perinatally infected with HIV in Uganda

    Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents perinatally infected with HIV in Uganda is a study implemented jointly by Population Council's Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) and the AIDS Support Organization (TASO) from Uganda, in 2008. The document addresses the specific sexual and reproductive needs of the adolescents perinatally infected, an increasing population largely forgotten the HIV/AIDS treatment, care, education and support programs. …

  6. VIH et SIDA, Droits Fondamentaux Pour Tous

    VIH et SIDA, Droits Fondamentaux pour Tous est une brochure éditée par le HCR en 2006. Il s'agit d'une petite bande dessinée qui s'adresse aux personnes déplacées et particulièrement vulnérables que sont les réfugiés et les rapatriés. Il vise a promouvoir un environnement accueillant et sans discrimination pour les réfugiés et les rapatriés. Souvent accusés à tort de véhiculer le VIH et d'autres maladies, la brochure aborde ainsi diverses situations auxquelles les réfugiés peuvent être confrontés dans leur pays d'accueil comme l'exclusion, la discrimination ou l'exploitation sexuelle. …

  7. Strategic plan for the national program in the fight against AIDS 1999 - 2002

    The process for the formulation of this Strategic Plan against STIs/HIV/AIDS for 2000 - 2002 began in July 1998 with a seminar that involved ministerial representatives, NGOs, churches and private and public corporations. Having identified points of contact in the different sectors mentioned above, three other meetings were conducted. This meeting was the last step in this multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary involvement. …

  8. The National Control Programme against STD/AIDS (NCP STD/AIDS) in Mozambique

    The National Control Programme against STD/AIDS (NCP STD/AIDS) in Mozambique

  9. Ghana HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework 2001-2005

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework for Ghana has been formulated in recognition of the developmental relevance of the disease. It is an issue that requires a holistic, multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary response to confront it and bring it under control. Ghana, by this document and the bold initiatives therein outlined, has joined the global community in a united effort to combat the epidemic.Over the years, the incidence of HIV/AIDS has increased steadily and has almost reached epidemic proportions in the country. …

  10. Gender and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: the cases of Uganda and Malawi

    This report discusses the gender dimensions of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on Uganda and some reference to Malawi. The Ugandan Government has, from early on in its recognition of HIV/AIDS as a serious health, social and economic problem for the country, been relatively open about the scale of the problem and has allowed considerable indigenous and foreign research into HIV/AIDS. As a result there is substantially more material on HIV/AIDS in Uganda than any other African country. …

  11. Draft national HIV/AIDS and STI policy document

    This HIV/AIDS and STIs policy document provides the necessary statement of policy committment for which a legislative framework shall be built for the protection of people infected with HIV/AIDS and in creating an expanded multi-sectoral response to combat any further spread of the epidemic in Ghana.

  12. Botswana National Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The first case of AIDS in Botswana was identified in 1985, and it is estimated that significant spread of HIV in the country started in the mid-1980's. Since then the spread of the virus in the population has been explosive, starting in the urban and peri-urban areas, and rapidly expanding to rural localities. HIV seroprevalence studies among pregnant women in 1997 showed a high prevalence of 42.9

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