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  1. An action guide for gender equality in national HIV plans: catalyzing change through evidence-based advocacy

    A growing body of evidence links HIV risk with women's social and economic inequality, male norms that drive sexual risk, and the social marginalization of individuals whose sexual identity or behavior is perceived to fall outside accepted norms. In recognition of this, many international donor agencies are funding programs that aim to reduce gender inequality as a driver of the epidemic. HIV service providers are already responding with innovative and often courageous strategies for overcoming gender-based drivers of the epidemic. But more is needed at the national level. …

  2. Política nacional de prevención y control de ITS, VIH y Sida

    La Política Nacional de Prevención y Control de ITS, VIH y Sida es un conjunto de acciones, directrices, lineamientos, disposiciones y procedimientos lógicos y objetivos definidos por consenso y revestidos de legalidad, emanados por el Estado nicaragüense para la conducción de la respuesta nacional a la epidemia de VIH y Sida, afrontándola de forma integral como un problema de desarrollo de grave impacto social y económico. …

  3. Report exploring the link between MSM, homophobia and HIV/AIDS in countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia

    The term 'Men who have sex with men' frequently shortened to MSM - describes a behaviour rather than a specific group of people. It includes self-identified gay, bisexual, or heterosexual men, many of whom may not consider themselves gay or bisexual including transgender populations. MSM presents a topic that many governments and certain individuals would prefer not to talk about and choose to be silent on these issues, failing to acknowledge these behaviours and address them, which unfortunately helps the HIV and AIDS epidemic to grow. …

  4. Universal access from vulnerability to resilience: the Latin American and Caribbean strategic framework for strengthening national responses to HIV for gay men, other MSM and trans people

    This Regional Strategic Framework focuses on three core issues that are of utmost importance for the realization of the MDG 6 in Latin America and the Caribbean: evidence, human rights and capacity. Effective responses to HIV epidemics require robust and reliable information about who is affected by HIV and about what works in prevention and care. Effective responses also require attention to stigma and discrimination, which continue to undermine commitments and responses from both affected populations and community leaders. …

  5. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and attitudes towards people living with HIV among the general staff of a public university in Malaysia

    Stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV have been widely documented, and have extended their impact into the workplace. Stigmatising attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the workplace significantly hinder HIV prevention efforts and indirectly affect national development. This cross-sectional study was designed to determine the level of knowledge about HIV and AIDS and assess attitudes towards PLHIV among the general staff of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), as well as to identify factors that are associated with it.

  6. HIV/AIDS policy for the Swaziland public service

    This policy seeks to: define those areas where HIV/AIDS can impact on the public service and its employees and clearly state the position of the public service in terms of management of all aspects of the problem; assist all role players to manage HIV/AIDS in the workplace appropriately; create a safe working environment for all employees; discourage discriminatory responses in the workplace to anybody know or suspected to have HIV/AIDS.

  7. Reporting from within. HIV and AIDS in the South Caucasus: a manual for journalists

    In Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia a general lack of HIV and AIDS coverage currently exists while HIV rates are rising throughout the broader region. What's more, the very complicated issues associated to HIV and AIDS have by some accounts created a greater need for specialist health reporters. The combination of these dilemmas in the South Caucasus requires an increase of coverage with a more thoughtful approach to reporting. …

  8. HIV and AIDS in Jamaica national strategic plan 2007-2012

    This national strategic plan presents the HIV/AIDS situation in Jamaica. The situational analysis refers to surveillance data and notes that the HIV epidemic in Jamaica is driven by behavioural, economic and sociocultural factors. …

  9. 2008 HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and behavior survey, Jamaica. Report of findings from HIV/AIDS knowledge attitudes and behavior survey, Jamaica 2008

    The Caribbean is second only to sub-Saharan Africa in HIV & AIDS prevalence. Jamaica, the largest island in the English speaking Caribbean island has however been relentless in its efforts to stem the spread of the disease and in 2007 estimated that approximately 1.3% of the adult Jamaican population was infected with two-thirds being unaware of their status. Behavioural surveillance is part of the Ministry of Health's ongoing efforts. …

  10. Plan national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA et les IST 2010-2014

    Le cinquième plan national de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA et les autres infections sexuellement transmissibles (IST) 2010-2014 constitue le principal outil de programmation dans la lutte que mènent les pouvoirs publics et leurs partenaires - professionnels de santé, acteurs économiques et milieu associatif - contre ces infections. Il couvre la période de cinq ans de 2010 à 2014, mais pourra s'adapter aux évolutions qu'elles soient épidémiologiques, scientifiques, médicales, législatives, réglementaires, ou comportementales. …

  11. Práticas educativas e prevenção de HIV/Aids: lições aprendidas e desafios atuais

    A prevenção tem sido uma questão crucial para os programas de controle da Aids. Os enormes progressos doá conhecimento e da técnica nesse campo não chegaram a alterar substantivamente os determinantes fundamentais da infecção e adoecimento de significativos contingentes populacionais. Neste ensaio busca-se sistematizar as lições que aprendemos no campo da prevenção nessas duas décadas de epidemia, tomando como base, em especial, a experiência brasileira. …

  12. Diretrizes para o fortalecimento das ações de adesao ao tratamento para pessoas que vivem com HIV e aids

    O Ministério da Saúde, por meio do Programa Nacional de DST e Aids, apresenta às organizações governamentais e da sociedade civil, que desenvolvem ações em HIV e Aids, as Diretrizes Nacionais para Fortalecer as Ações de Adesão para as pessoas que vivem com HIV ou aids (PVHA). Essas diretrizes têm a intenção de afirmar a importância da adesão ao tratamento, compreendida na sua maior amplitude conceitual, e recomendar ações que proporcionem melhoria na qualidade de vida de quem vive com HIV ou aids. …

  13. 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. …

  14. Prevenção e atenção às IST/AIDS na saúde mental no Brasil : análises, desafios e perspectivas

    Este livro descreve os resultados de um excelente e pioneiro projeto multicêntrico de pesquisa de âmbito nacional, o projeto PESSOAS, que examinou as condições clínicas, sociais e comportamentais de vulnerabilidade dos indivíduos com transtornos mentais às infecções e doenças sexualmente transmissíveis, entre as quais o HIV, a sífilis e as hepatites B e C. Este esforço resultou de uma colaboração profícua entre os dois Programas Nacionais do Ministério da Saúde diretamente envolvidos no projeto: o Programa Nacional de DST e Aids e a Coordenação Geral de Saúde Mental. …

  15. Direitos Humanos e HIV/AIDS: Avanços e perspectivas para o enfrentamento da epidemia no Brasil

    Não é possível dissociar direitos humanos do enfrentamento das DST/HIV/aids. O processo de reconhecimento do direito ao acesso universal a prevenção, diagnóstico e tratamento constitui importante bandeira de direitos humanos desde o inicio da epidemia. Afirmar a dignidade do ser humano é o que traz sentido para, por exemplo, a discussão sobre a função social da propriedade intelectual frente o direito à saúde. Além da disponibilização de preservativos e medicamentos anti-retrovirais, trata-se de uma luta constante contra as desigualdades sociais. …

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