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  1. 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. …

  2. UN Joint Programme on AIDS in China (2007-2010)

    The Chinese Government and United Nations System in China are very pleased to present this framework of the UN Joint Programme on AIDS in China (2007-2010).The UN Joint Programme on AIDS is based on the Millennium Development Goals and the UNGASS HIV/AIDS Declaration of Commitment at the global level of the AIDS response. The Chinese Government expressed its commitment at the Special Session of the UN General Assembly in 2001, and has paid high attention to HIV prevention and control in China. …

  3. A Joint Assessment of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in China

    To achieve the overall objective of the China's Action Plan for Reducing and Preventing the Spread of HIV/AIDS (2006-2010), the Chinese government strengthened leadership in the prevention and control of the HIV epidemic, developed comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support initiatives, and monitored on-going progress. …

  4. AIDS-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Behavior, and Practices: A Survey of 6 Chinese Cities

    This survey investigates knowledge, attitudes, behavior and practices (KAB/P) among different segments of society in six important Chinese cities Kunming, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Beijing. The survey was conducted by Renmin University with financial and technical support from UNAIDS, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC), and Ogilvy. …

  5. Challenges and Opportunities: the Expanded Government-led HIV/AIDS Programs in China

    HIV/AIDS has posed an increasingly serious issue in China. In recent years, Chinese government has taken further intensified efforts to combat HIV/AIDS with high-level political commitment, supportive policy development, increased financial allocation, large-scale of government-led initiatives, expanded international cooperation and great involvement of non-governmental organizations. Meanwhile gaps and challenges coexist impacting the implementation and the results of national HIV/AIDS programs. …

  6. Demography of HIV/AIDS in China

    The challenge to determining the true impact of HIV within the general population in China has been the lack of a reliable, comprehensive surveillance and reporting system, coupled with the lack of an effective referral chain within the Chinese healthcare system. However, over the past few years, more information has become available about specific, at-risk populations. The nature of China's HIV epidemic complicates assessments about its future. …

  7. The Law on Prevention and Control Of HIV/AIDS

    This Law was passed on June 29, 2006, by the XIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the 9th session. Law No. 64/2006/QH11. Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under December 25, 2001 Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10 of the XIth National Assembly at its 10th session; This Law provides for HIV/AIDS prevention and control.

  8. HIV/AIDS policy in Vietnam: A civil society perspective

    HIV/AIDS has spread rapidly in Vietnam since the first case was registered in 1990, and today more than a quarter-million people in the country are living with HIV/AIDS. The national HIV prevalence rate among adults is 0.5 percent, but prevalence rates are significantly higher among high-risk groups, such as injecting drug users (33 to 65 percent) and sex workers (approximately 16 percent). However, the illegal nature of drug use and sex work has complicated efforts to prevent HIV among these high-risk groups. …

  9. Cambodia: Success in HIV/AIDS National Response and Challenges in The Future

    This is a report from the Cambodia Development Cooperation Forum that took place from 19-20 June 2007. It looks at epidemiology of the disease - Cambodia is sustaining a concentrated epidemic while maintaining a significant treatment and impact mitigation burden. Coordination of the response trends and progress in the National Response Challenges in the National Response Cambodia's Universal Access Indicators and Targets - 2008 and 2010.

  10. Laos PDR, 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 Laos 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.

  11. Cambodia, 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 Cambodia 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.

  12. Sixth National HIV Strategy (2010-2013)

    This is the sixth national HIV strategy to be adopted in Australia. It builds on five previous strategies which guided Australia's response to HIV and AIDS between 1989 and 2009. The national response has been adjusted over the last decade to recognise the dramatic advances in HIV treatment since 1996. However, there remains no cure or effective vaccine for HIV on the horizon. It is important to recognise this reality in focusing on the need to reinvigorate prevention and to reinvest in a long-term, comprehensive response to HIV. …

  13. National HIV and AIDS Action Plan 2008-2011

    Central to Nepal's National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2006-2011 is the call to scale up universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. This is a continuation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2002-2006 that remains strongly in accordance with the aim to accelerate Nepal's response to HIV and AIDS in order to stay ahead of the epidemic. To carry this out, a National Action Plan on HIV and AIDS 2006- 2008 was developed through a multisectoral participative consultation. …

  14. Nepal National Advocacy Plan on HIV and AIDS 2008-2011

    This advocacy plan provides comprehensive guidelines to the concerned advocacy group/s to concentrate their efforts to ensure change. It explains the major issue that need to be addressed by the advocates as the specific target area on which advocacy needs to be continued. This Advocacy Plan has been developed to strongly support the implementation of the National Action Plan on AIDS 2008-2011 and thereby accelerate an expanded response on HIV and AIDS in Nepal. …

  15. On the Right Track: Vietnam Adopts Rights-based Policies for HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care

    Due in part to U.S. assistance on the policy front, the Vietnamese National Assembly enacted a more progressive, health- and rights-oriented national law regarding HIV/AIDS in mid-2006. Significantly, the new law officially endorses an array of specific HIV prevention activities for groups with high-risk behaviors. Ultimately, the policy environment in which donors and NGOs operate appears to be improving dramatically and holds promise for managing the epidemic as long as there is improved coordination among all actors.

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