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  1. Human Rights Protections for Sexual Minorities in Insular Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications for Effective HIV Prevention

    This desk review examines the human rights situation for sexual minorities in six countries in insular Southeast Asia, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste. It considers domestic laws and practices, as well as the international human rights instruments and obligations that each country is signatory. It concludes with recommendations to improve the rights framework in the sub-region so that HIV prevention and health programmes can be more accessible and responsive to the needs of sexual minorities.

  2. Toward Universal Access: Examples of municipal HIV programming for men who have sex with men and transgender people is six Asian cities

    This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. …

  3. Indonesia HIV/AIDS strategy audit

    To assist in improving the HIV policy environment, this audit evaluates Indonesia's National HIV/AIDS Strategy and other related prevention, care, and treatment guidelines and regulations. In particular, to help inform USAID's HIV-related technical and financial assistance in Indonesia, the audit describes the current policy environment in Indonesia and how that environment may support the framework outlined under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Section II of this paper presents an overview of the legislative process in Indonesia. …

  4. Asian economies in rapid transition: HIV now and through 2031

    The Working Group on Countries in Rapid Transition was formed in May 2008 to further explore the question whether countries in Asia undergoing rapid transition have a heightened vulnerability to HIV and what factors must be considered for mounting an effective long-term response. …

  5. Indonesia national HIV/AIDS strategy 2003 - 2007

    The national response to HIV/ AIDS reflects Indonesia's participation in fulfilling international commitments, specifically the resolutions set forth in the UNGASS and ASEAN Declarations on HIV/ AIDS in 2001. HIV/ AIDS was also discussed in a special cabinet session in March 2002. In this context, a greater role for PLHA needs special consideration. Based on comprehensive review of the literature and extensive consultation with related parties and specialists, seven program priority areas for the next 5 years have been identified: 1. HIV/ AIDS Prevention, 2. …

  6. National AIDS Commission 2007-2010 HIV and AIDS response strategies

    The objectives of the HIV and AIDS Response are:To provide and disseminate information on HIV and AIDS, and to foster a conducive climate for HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, with the focus being placed on high-risk behavior and environments, while at the same time having regard to other subpopulations in society; To provide and improve the quality of treatment, medical, and support services to people living with HIV, and to integrate these services with the HIV and AIDS prevention effortTo increase the roles played by teenagers, women, families, the public at large, including people living wi …

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