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  1. National HIV prevention policy Swaziland

    The overall goal of this policy is to promote an enabling environment for the scaling up of biomedical and non-biomedical HIV prevention interventions to reduce the HIV incidence in Swaziland. The overall objective of this policy is to halt and reduce HIV infection in Swaziland. More specifically, it seeks to guide programmatic, institutional and social responses in priority and other strategic intervention areas for HIV prevention. …

  2. National strategic framework for HIV and AIDS response in Namibia 2010/11 – 2015/16

    The National Strategic Framework (NSF) for HIV and AIDS 2010/11 -2015/16 succeeds the MTP-III that came to an end in March 2010. The framework provides strategic policy, planning and implementation guidance and leadership for the national HIV and AIDS multi-sectoral response. The national response is premised on the understanding that HIV and AIDS remains the greatest socioeconomic development challenge in Namibia. The NSF marks a paradigm shift for the national response from doing “business as usual” to evidence and results based multi-sectoral and decentralised planning. …

  3. Overlooked! Let's Know Thyself! A qualitative study on cultural factors in transmission, prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh

    This study report is an attempt to identify the fact and factors behind our cultural and social dispositions that influence HIV infections with an objective to think out of the box and dig into issues which contribute to the epidemic in our daily urban and rural lifestyles. The study revealed with strong evidence that the people of Bangladesh value their traditional practices but increasingly yield to significant pressure of mixed western culture and many of these traditions and practices have a bearing on sexual relations, and therefore HIV transmission.

  4. Toward Universal Access: Examples of municipal HIV programming for men who have sex with men and transgender people is six Asian cities

    This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. …

  5. Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de AIDS e das DST entre Gays, HSH e Travestis

    O Ministério da Saúde, em parceria com o Conselho Nacional dos Secretários de Saúde (CONASS) e o Conselho Nacional de Secretários Municipais de Saúde (CONASEMS), apresenta às instituições que atuam no campo da promoção da saúde, dos direitos humanos, dos direitos sexuais e reprodutivos o Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de Aids e DST entre Gays, outros Homens que fazem Sexo com Homens (HSH) e Travestis. …

  6. 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.

  7. Life or lunch, what do we choose? HIV/AIDS in the workplace

    This paper illustrates how HIV/AIDS is affecting teachers as individuals and as professionals. Teachers are expected to play a major role in combating HIV/AIDS, but at the same time, the results of this study show that they are also being affected by the disease. And unless the difficulties that they face in their workplace and at home are dealt with, it is likely that the gravity of the disease may become unbearable for some of them. As a result, they will be unable to fully develop their role as communicators about the disease. …

  8. Sex, rights and the law in a world with AIDS. Meeting report and recommendations

    A meeting, Sex, Rights and the Law in a World with AIDS, was convened by several organizations to explore why the AIDS response has made relatively little progress on the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV, and what should be done to ensure a more effective long-term response. The meeting was organized for aids2031, a two-year initiative that is exploring what must be done now to change the face of AIDS in the year 2031, 50 years after the discovery of the first cases of AIDS. …

  9. Papua New Guinea National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, 2006-2010

    The government's National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV/AIDS, 2004-2008 is the second National Plan succeeding the Medium Term Plan (1998-2002). Over the past fifteen years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG) reached significant heights calling for renewed energies and directions to contain a fast spreading epidemic. PNG has recently been declared the fourth country in the Asia-Pacific region with a generalised epidemic. The National Strategic Plan places priority on seven focus areas : 1. Treatment, counselling, care and support; 2. Education and prevention; 3. …

  10. Promoting adolescent sexual and reproductive health in East and Southern Africa

    In Africa, as in many parts of the world, adolescent reproductive health is a controversial issue for policy makers and programme planners. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and to a host of other problems such as sexually transmitted infection, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and unsafe circumcision. Yet many countries don't have adolescent health policies and much remains to be done to ensure that adolescents can access appropriate sexual and reproductive health services. …

  11. Ministry of Education and Culture Strategic plan for HIV/AIDS

    This is the MOEC Strategic Plan (MOECSP) for HIV/AIDS, 2003 - 2007. It outlines the MOEC plans to address the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS. The plans are situated within the context of the mandate and structure of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), its ongoing response to HIV/AIDS, and national and international commitments to combat HIV/AIDS. Chapter One presents an overview of the current state of the pandemic and is followed by a description of the MOEC and how it has been affected by HIV/AIDS. Chapter Two reviews the MOEC response to the epidemic from 1998 to 2002. …

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