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  1. Situation of HIV/AIDS among Young People in the Asia-Pacific Region

    This note highlights the increasing risk of young people to HIV infection. It begins with an epidemiological overview and then analyses the factors that contribute to young people's vulnerability, including lack of information and access to youth-friendly health services, the needs of special target groups, and the links between drug use and HIV/AIDS. The paper then highlights the need for youth-friendly programmes and services, including peer-to-peer education and life skills. It also notes the importance of integrated youth health policies and high-level political comittment. …

  2. Regional consultation on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programmes in Latin America and the Carribbean for men who have sex with men

    This report addresses the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. It gives a regional overview of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes and looks at policies of national AIDS programmes and four projects run by NGOs.

  3. Towards the creation of strategic partnerships: improving access to drugs for HIV/AIDS: report of a consultative meeting, Geneva, 30 June - 2 July 1997

    This is a report of a meeting of people living with HIV/AIDS, NGOs, national AIDS programme managers and UN representatives. Questions deliberated include: What are the current and future issues relating to access to drugs for HIV/AIDS at country and global levels? What partnerships should be created at country level to address these issues? What should be the nature and scope of these partnerships at country level? What should the UN do at global and country level to support these partnerships?

  4. 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...

  5. The status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world: [report of the symposium held in conjunction with the 12th World AIDS Conference, Veyrier du Lac, France, June 23-25, 1998]

    This is a report of a symposium on the status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. The symposium was organized in France by the Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic Network. It aimed to foster the exchange of information on status and trends for use by international, national and local bodies. The main topics covered include: 1)the state of the epidemic in 1998; 2)migration and HIV/AIDS; 3)inequities in care and support for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS; 4)mother-to-child transmission; 5)HIV transmission in the health care setting; 6)AIDS orphans; 7)interaction between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programmes; and 8)general recommendations.

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