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  1. Report of the 2009 joint mid-term review of the national response to HIV in the Maldives December 7-13, 2009

    In 2006, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) adopted the Situation Analysis on HIV in the Maldives, based on which a National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS (NSP) was developed and adopted by the NAC in 2007. Also in 2007, the National AIDS Program (NAP) obtained resources from the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to support it in the implementation of the NSP. Half-way through the NSP period (2007-2011), this Joint Mid-Term Review (JMTR) aimed to assist the National AIDS Program in taking stock of achievements and challenges in implementation so far. …

  2. 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. …

  3. Evolution of China's response to HIV/AIDS

    This documents talks about Four factors which have driven China's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic: (1) existing government structures and networks of relationships; (2) increasing scientific information; (3) external influences that underscored the potential consequences of an HIV/AIDS pandemic and thus accelerated strategic planning; and (4) increasing political commitment at the highest levels. China's response culminated in legislation to control HIV/AIDS - the AIDS Prevention and Control Regulations. Three major initiatives are being scaled up concurrently. …

  4. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in eastern Europe: recent patterns and trends and their implications for policy-making

    This document describes recent patterns and trends in the HIV epidemic in eastern Europe. AIDS programme managers and epidemiologists of 23 countries were contacted and requested to provide national HIV surveillance data. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS/World Health Organisation country fact sheets were reviewed and analysed, and this information was supplemented with published HIV prevalence and sexually transmitted disease case reporting information, unpublished travel reports and expert evaluations.

  5. Knowledge, attitudes and practices concerning HIV/AIDS among Iranian at-risk sub-populations

    This study in 2003 looked at knowledge, attitudes and behaviours concerning HIV among 3 high-risk groups (201 cross-border truck drivers, 50 female sex workers and 754 youths) in 4 cities in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The level of knowledge about HIV was low on average, especially among individuals with high-risk behaviours. Truck drivers and female sex workers had higher knowledge about sexually transmitted infections than youths but their knowledge came primarily from personal experience rather than public awareness programmes. …

  6. Assessment of Curriculum Response in 35 countries for the EFA Monitoring Report 2005 "The Quality Imperative"

    This study does not address the level of implementation of HIV/AIDS education, but the framework and conditions set in policies and curricula for curriculum implementation. This analysis will however lead to an evaluation of the likely quality of implementation that may be expected, regarding criteria established through existing research and evaluation. From the analysis of the curriculum, which states goals, intention and, what can be expected to be actually implemented as HIV/AIDS education in schools and class rooms. …

  7. Guidelines for the implementation of HIV and AIDS prevention and control in the workplace program. Department order No. 102-10, Series of 2010

    These guidelines are issued to provide directions for employers, employees and program implementers in the workplace. The guidelines shall apply to all workplaces and establishments in the private sector.

  8. Addressing the Needs of young Men who have Sex with Men

    Groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) are not uniform throughout the Southeast Asian region. As the groups vary, their need of health coverage, social acceptance and information varies. This Brief claims that design of policies, programs and advocacies must be tailored to the local context. There are several factors to take into consideration; age, urban/rural, social context and laws that criminalize certain behaviors. One of the major issues is how to approach young MSM who, in several countries, are in desperate need of treatment and counseling. …

  9. Viet Nam HIV/AIDS Estimates and Projection 2007 - 2012

    To support HIV/AIDS program planning, the Ministry of Health has carried out HIV/AIDS estimates and projections since 2003 based on recommendations of the UN Reference Group on Estimates, Modeling and Projections. In 2007 and 2008, the Viet Nam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) in the Ministry of Health collaborated with national and international partners to conduct a second round of Estimates and Projections in Viet Nam in 2007-2008, which optimized the use of existing data to obtain updated HIV epidemiologic data. …

  10. Issues and challenges of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programme in Nepal

    This paper explores some of the key issues and challenges of government HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programme in Nepal. Providing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in Nepal is associated with a number of issues and challenges which are shaped mostly on cultural and managerial issues from grass root to policy level.

  11. HIV/AIDS epidemiology and prevention in China

    This article presents a review on HIV/AIDS epidemic history, current situation and prevention policy in China. HIV/AIDS epidemic groups and trends for HIV transmission were also discussed. In January 2006, 650 000 people were estimated to be living with HIV in China. The overall HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a low level (0.05%) and concentrated in several at risk populations. However, the data show that new cases of HIV infection are growing every year and spreading from at risk populations to the general population. …

  12. Papua New Guinea National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2011-2015

    The purpose of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy is to provide an overarching framework for everyone at all levels to guide and drive an expanded response to HIV, AIDS and STIs in Papua New Guinea. It focusses on three priority areas: Prevention; Counselling, Testing, Treatment, Care and Support; and System Strengthening.

  13. Vietnam: Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia

    This publication by JCIE focuses on how governments, civil societies, corporations, and media in Vietnam are responding to the rising tide of HIV/AIDS infection that is afflicting the region. The varied responses by each society to the rising threat offer critical and practical lessons. Equally important is the increasing recognition that many problems contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS are cross-border issues that must be addressed collaboratively.

  14. Taiwan, Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia

    This publication by JCIE focuses on how governments, civil societies, corporations, and media in Taiwan are responding to the rising tide of HIV/AIDS infection that is afflicting the region. The varied responses by each society to the rising threat offer critical and practical lessons. Equally important is the increasing recognition that many problems contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS are cross-border issues that must be addressed collaboratively.

  15. Midterm Assessment of the UN-Joint Programme on AIDS in China

    A mid-term assessment of the UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS for 2007-2010 was undertaken between 17 November and 12 December 2008. The assessment was to: Assess the status of the two-year work plan, the UNJP framework and functioning of the Joint UN Team on AIDS using the UNAIDS assessment tool among other things. Identify and document elements of the programme that have performed well and should be retained, together with those that should be dropped from the forward programme. …

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