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  1. Defeating AIDS—advancing global health

    After more than a decade of major achievements, the AIDS response is at a crucial juncture, both in terms of its immediate trajectory and its sustainability, as well as its place in the new global health and development agendas. In May, 2013, the UNAIDS–Lancet Commission— a diverse group of experts in HIV, health, and development, young people, people living with HIV and affected communities, activists, and political leaders— was established to investigate how the AIDS response could evolve in a new era of sustainable development. …

  2. Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: time for strategic action

    Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. This report addresses this dearth of strategic information on HIV infections in MENA through a joint effort of the World Bank, the MENA Regional Support Team (RST) of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO). …

  3. The determinants of the HIV/AIDS epidemics in Eastern Europe: [report of the symposium held in conjunction with the 12th World AIDS Conference, Veyrier du Lac, France, June 23-25 1998]

    This report describes the dynamics of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe. It draws upon 20 presentations prepared by epidemiologists and social scientists from seven countries of the former Soviet Union as well as experts from Denmark, United Kingdom and India. The report focuses primarily on the socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of the epidemic among specific "at risk" groups such as intravenous drug users, prison inmates, sex workers and homosexuals. It also looks at issues of general concern such as testing policies, migration...

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