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  1. The youth bulge and HIV

    In many sub-Saharan African countries, declines in child mortality combined with a slow decline in fertility have resulted in children and young adults comprising a large part of the overall population. This is known as the youth bulge. The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion of children did not survive to adulthood. …

  2. Mongolian National Strategic Plan on HIV, AIDS and STIs 2010-2015

    The Mongolian National Strategic Plan on HIV, AIDS and STIs 2010-2015 (NSP) constitutes a comprehensive national strategic plan to address the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) till the year of 2015. This plan provides strategic direction and guidance for the national response, including a way forward on coordinating activities, mobilizing resources and sustaining positive impacts in the long term. …

  3. Migration and HIV/AIDS in Thailand: Triangulation of Biological, Behavioral and Programmatic Response Data in Selected Provinces

    Thailand has been a hub for migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, particularly for labor migrants from the three neighboring countries namely Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR. It is estimated that over two million migrants are living and working in Thailand, in addition to some 150,000 displaced persons and asylum seekers who seek refuge in nine temporary shelters along the border. …

  4. Towards universal access: scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector. progress report 2009

    This report provides a comprehensive global update on the progress in scaling up the health sector response to HIV/ AIDS in 2008. The current report is the third in a series of annual progress reports published by WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS in collaboration with international and national partners to document the expansion of priority health sector interventions for HIV prevention, treatment and care worldwide, building on previous "3 by 5" reports on the scaling up of antiretroviral therapy. …

  5. Build it and they will come. Lessons from the Northern Economic Corridor: Migrating HIV and other diseases

    This report examines the impact on the local people of an important infrastructure project in northwest Lao - the upgrade of Route 3, which forms part of the northern economic corridor linking Thailand with China. The report also outlines the implications for future HIV mitigation programs, and recommends ways to ensure that future programs maximize the good that infrastructure development brings and minimize negative impacts.

  6. HIV/AIDS and poverty: the impact of HIV/AIDS in the ESCAP region

    Chapter in: Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference Selected Papers.

  7. HIV subverts national security

    Foreword. The AIDS epidemic is perhaps the most destructive force on the planet today. It has already caused more casualties than all of the armed conflicts in recent decades. It infects and affects families, communities, and organizations in every region of the world. Governments and their militaries are not impervious to its devastation as the HIV epidemic subverts their national security. The majority of the AIDS fatalities are among young adults who are the most productive members of a society; those remaining are often children and the elderly. …

  8. National policy and priority strategies for STD prevention and control in the Kingdom of Cambodia

    This document has been designed to clarify a number of policies and, equally important, principal strategies which are necessary to address the national problem with STDs. It is also designed to assure that the national approach to STDs serve as an effective and complementary component of national programs against HIV/AIDS.

  9. A web site at the service of HIV and development: remarks on role, strategy and effectiveness

    Foreword. The South East Asia HIV and Development Project focuses on: i) socio-economic and cultural dynamics between HIV/AIDS and Development, with a particular emphasis on one of the key factors in the spread of the epidemics inside the South East Asian region, i.e. mobility of populations; and, ii) the harnessing of development activities to increase the resilience of communities, households and individuals against the risk of HIV infection. …

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