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The main goal of the Seychelles National Policy on HIV and AIDS and Other STIs is to prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, and to care for those infected and affected by them. This goal will be achieved through programmes and services that respect for human rights, that are fully integrated and mainstreamed and that use knowledge and experience acquired on what works and what does not work to develop and deliver services.
The SADC Declaration on HIV and AIDS outlines the priority areas for action within the region.
This report is a summary of the existing HIV/AIDS national policies and plans among countries in SADC. It is intended to provide a snapshot of the current status of policy formulation in the region and to suggest future steps to strengthen the policy environment for an effective response to the epidemic. Much of the information in this report is derived from national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic plans, HIV/AIDS policies for specific sectors and work plans. National consultants in each country collected these documents and commented on the final report.
The goal of the National HIV and AIDS strategic plan is: "To reverse the trends of HIV infection amongst the young people (15 -34 years) and to reduce the suffering among the infected and affected".The strategic objectives are as follows:1. To create and sustain an environment conducive to a more coordinated and efficient multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS;2. To reduce the risk factors to HIV/AIDS among the young people;3. To reduce the vulnerability of the young people to HIV/AIDS;4. To reduce the impact (psychological, medical, social, economic and emotional) of HIV infection and AIDS.