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  1. Mandatory HIV Testing for Employment of Migrant Workers in Eight Countries of South-East Asia: From Discrimination to Social Dialogue

    This study was undertaken by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2006, on the basis of recommendations made by APEC and ASEAN and guided by the principles of the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. The purpose of the study is to promote dialogue amongst tripartite partners (representatives from governments, workers' and employers' organizations) throughout the region, and to provide a solid basis for an informed discussion on mandatory HIV testing for migrant workers. …

  2. Older-age Parents and the AIDS Epidemic in Thailand: Changing Impacts in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy

    This publication presents the findings of the study on older-age parents and the AIDS epidemic in Thailand: changing impacts in the era of antiretroviral therapy to assist policymakers addressing similar contextual environments to further understand the epidemic, its impact on elderly caregivers and their contributions, especially by their assisting with treatment adherence. …

  3. Male Homosexual Identities, Relationships, and Practices among Young Men Who have Sex with Men in Vietnam: Implications for HIV Prevention

    This qualitative study examines local identities, relationships, and sexual practices among young MSM aged 15-24 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam. The analyses were based on 26 in-depth interviews and 10 focus group discussions with young MSM recruited through public place intercepts and cruising areas. The report documents the linguistic classification, sexual relationships and behaviors, identity and process of homosexual identification, and the potential linkage between sexual identity and sexual behaviors of MSM in Vietnam. …

  4. Turning the tide: an open strategy for a response to AIDS in the Pacific. Report of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific

    The Pacific is home to some of the world's smallest, least developed, and most isolated communities. Development progress over the past 30 years, particularly in economic growth and poverty reduction, has been slow, uneven, and in some countries, even negative. Pacific island countries have also experienced pockets of instability with social and political unrest, civil conflicts and natural disasters all contributing to the region's development burden. The region's vulnerability is compounded by the impacts of climate change and globalization. …

  5. Ethical terms guide for HIV and AIDS

    The Pakistan National AIDS Control Programme, UNICEF and UNAIDs have compiled the following principles of using HIV and AIDS-related language and appropriate terms to guide partners in their development of HIV programming, training, advocacy and educational material. The terms grew out of existing documentation on ethical language as well as common terms used in pakistan in reference to HIV and AIDS. The terms were then work-shopped with Pakistani media and People Living with HIV and AIDS.

  6. Transforming the national AIDS response: mainstreaming gender equality and women's human rights into the "three ones"

    Statistics on HIV and AIDS present a stark reality. Today, after over 25 years of working to combat this pandemic, over 30 million people are living with HIV, half of them women. Women's infection rates are rising, often dramatically, outpacing those of men in many countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The single most important strategy in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS is empowering women and girls and guaranteeing their rights to prevention, treatment, care and support. …

  7. AIDS is everybody's business. Partnerships with the private sector: a collection of case studies from UNAIDS

    This brief collection of case studies illustrating how the UNAIDS secretariat and its 10 cosponsors are collaborating to bring private sector leadership to the foreground in the global response to HIV. Businesses, from the largest global corporations to micro enterprises, private sector associations and coalitions, corporate and private philanthropies, labour unions and employers' associations are recognizing the need to lend their resources and expertise to the AIDS response. …

  8. Status of legislation in relation to HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

    This table summarizes the status of legislation in relation to HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa. The approached subjects are anti-discrimination and equality, HIV specific legislation, gender violence/sexual offences, right to health care/reproductive health, child protection/vulnerable groups, property rights and inheritance, customary practices. This table was taken from "Supporting the response to the HIV epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa through the international human rights framework", by UNDP.

  9. Model Law on HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa

    This is a model Law on HIV in Southern Africa, made by members of SADC Parliamentary Forum. It is a guide to legislative efforts on HIV-related issues in Southern Africa. It aims to provide a legal framework for the review and reform of national legislation related to HIV in conformity with international human rights law standards; and to promote the implementation of effective prevention, treatment, care and research strategies and programmes on HIV and AIDS.

  10. National HIV Prevention Strategy: 2009-2013

    The National HIV Prevention Strategy (2009-2013) is a guiding tool for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating and resource mobilization for HIV prevention interventions. The strategy will provide practical guidance for improving current HIV prevention programming for maximum impact. The goal of the strategy is to reduce new HIV infections in order to further mitigate the burden and impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi. …

  11. Law N° 64/2006/QH11 on HIV/AIDS prevention and control

    This law provides for HIV/AIDS prevention and control. After general considerations on HIV and AIDS, especially in Vietnam, this document establishes social measures in HIV/AIDS prevention and control (the role of information, education and communication, the mobilization of families, organizations and individuals in HIV/AIDS prevention and control). It alsoáexamines medical technical measures in HIV/AIDS prevention and control (testing, treatment and care of infected people).

  12. HIV and AIDS prevention and control act N° 14 of 30 December 2006

    An act of parliament to provide measures for the prevention, management and control of HIV and AIDS, to provide for the protection and promotion of public health and for the appropriate treatment, counseling, support and care of persons infected or at risk of HIV and AIDS infection, and for connected purposes.

  13. Action plan to implement the strategy of the federal government to fight HIV/AIDS

    This action plan embodies the principles of the policy of the Federal Government in connection with the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is additionally intended to serve as a basis for cooperation with other players in the field of HIV/AIDS control, and to inform the interested public. The action plan specifies targets and indicates the elements to be implemented to achieve the targets. The time frame for implementation extends up to 2010. …

  14. National strategic plan on HIV/AIDS/STIs 2003-2007

    This document provides visionary leadership and clear guidance to focus Eritrea'snational response to this global epidemic. Although this document is up-to-date and appropriate for the current situation at mid-2003, the knowledge and understanding about HIV/AIDS is constantly evolving. For this reason, we are compelled to take stock of the situation on a regular basis and readjust our thinking and our actions to respond to the epidemic.

  15. Report on the evaluation of the policy framework on managing HIV and AIDS in the public service

    The policy and institutional infrastructure for managing HIV and AIDS in the Republic of South Africa Public Service is the policy framework for managing HIV and AIDS and the requirement for departments to put in place EAPs (Employee Assistance Programme). The primary focus of this report was to determine the extent to which the Public Service was implementing the policy framework, and progress on the establishment of employee assistance programmes and their impact on providing services to people living with HIV and AIDS. …

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