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  1. Global partnership for action to eliminate all forms of HIV-related stigma and discrimination

    Without addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, the world will not achieve the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The global partnership’s goal is to reach zero HIV-related stigma and discrimination. An opportunity to harness the combined power of governments, civil society and the United Nations, the global partnership will work together, using the unique skills of each constituency, to consign HIV-related stigma and discrimination to history.

  2. HIV and AIDS in South-East Asia Region: Progress Report 2010

    This annual 2010 progress report on HIV/AIDS in the South-East Asia Region presents key achievements in prevention and control of HIV in the Region and highlights areas where further work is needed. This report elaborates the issue addressing HIV epidemic situation in the South-East Asia Region, Health sector response to the HIV epidemic, Challenges and future priorities.

  3. A response to HIV and AIDS. Examples of successful HIV prevention in Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Central Asia

    HIV is a threat to development, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. German development policy is active in this region to find a joint response to HIV and AIDS and to contain the epidemic. Some of its most successful approaches are presented in this report. The main difference between HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and those in Africa, Western Europe and North America is in the transmission routes that are most common, i.e. via sexual transmission or via shared use of non-sterile injecting equipment. Another difference is the particular vulnerability of certain social groups. …

  4. HIV/AIDS and development in South Asia 2003. Regional Human Development Report

    It is now well accepted that HIV/AIDS is a challenge for the world community as it transcends boundaries of nation, class, ethnicity and sexual preference. Over the years, research has shown that HIV is not random in its spread or its impact. An intersection of several variables - poverty, urbanisation, gender inequality and stereotypical gender roles - impacts upon vulnerabilities. …

  5. Islam and family planning

    This policy brief gives an overview of Muslim countries' policies on and support for family planning and modern contraception. It reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning.

  6. Emerging issues and developments at the regional level : socio-economic measures to alleviate poverty in rural and urban areas : report of the third Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on Human Resources Development for Youth

    The theme of the Meeting was "Integrated approaches to youth health: focus on sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS". The Meeting provided a forum for the exchange of national experiences and good practices on the interrelated areas of sexual and reproductive health and prevention of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS among youth. …

  7. National strategy on reproductive health care : for the 2001-2010 period

    The document contains the national strategy on reproductive health care (RHC) of Viet Nam for the period 2001-2010 approved by the Prime Minister's decision on 28 November 2000. The strategy reflects the guiding principles, objectives and actions to be taken in RHC in Viet Nam over the next decade.

  8. 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. …

  9. Malaysia national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010

    A successful response to the epidemic requires strong political commitment and leadership at the highest level.The new National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP) will provide the basis for coordinating the work of all partners. It will adopt an approach integrating prevention, treatment and care, and reducing the impact of the epidemic. The NSP will continue to focus on providing an appropriate balance between prevention, treatment and care. …

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