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  1. The national HIV and STIs strategic plan 2009-2013 Palau

    The goal of the Palau National HIV and other STIs Strategic Plan 2009-2013 is to reduce HIV and other STI transmission and minimize the impact of infections on individuals, families and the community. …

  2. The national HIV policy and multisectoral strategic plan 2005-10 Solomon Islands

    This revised National HIV Policy and Multi-sectoral Strategic Plan 2005-2010 provides the policy direction framework and multi-sectoral strategies, which forms the basis of the operational plans of all stakeholders. The key result areas of the policy and multisectoral plan are: 1. Reduction of risks and Vulnerability to HIV and other STIs; 2. Increasing access to Screening and strengthening Confidentiality in services; 3. Establishing, expanding and strengthening STI/HIV Surveillance, and the continuum of treatment and care; 4. …

  3. Republic of the Marshall Islands national HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2006-2009

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for 2006-2009 is intended as a resource to enhance the Marshall Islands response to addressing HIV/AIDS in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This plan is a community response to HIV, and will attempt to address the decisive geographic, socio-cultural, political, economic, health and legal factors which may impact the spread of HIV using Marshallese values and beliefs as the backbone to the response.

  4. The global HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs

    This publication addresses research questions related to an increase in the levels of access and utilization for four key interventions that have the potential to significantly reduce HIV infections among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and their sexual and injecting partners, and hence morbidity and mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). These interventions are drawn from nine consensus interventions that comprise a 'comprehensive package' for PWID. …

  5. The global state of harm reduction: towards an integrated response

    The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 presents the major developments in harm reduction policy adoption and programme implementation that have occurred since 2010. …

  6. Reducing sexual risk taking behaviors among adolescents who engage in transactional sex in post-conflict Liberia

    Transactional sex (TS) has been correlated with HIV/STD infection, pregnancy, early marriage, and sexual violence in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Few Western-based HIV prevention programs adapted for SSA have examined intervention impacts for this group. This article examines whether an HIV prevention intervention, delivered to sixth-grade students in Liberia (age range 14–17) and found to increase condom use and other mediators for the larger sample, significantly impacted sexual behaviors and mediators for those who engaged in TS. …

  7. 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. …

  8. 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.

  9. 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. …

  10. Intimate partner violence, relationship power inequity, and incidence of HIV infection in young women in South Africa: a cohort study

    Cross-sectional studies have shown that intimate partner violence and gender inequity in relationships are associated with increased prevalence of HIV in women. Yet temporal sequence and causality have been questioned, and few HIV prevention programmes address these issues. The article assessed whether intimate partner violence and relationship power inequity increase risk of incident HIV infection in South African women. …

  11. National Strategic Framework 2010-2015: Policy context and considerations for the development of the NSF II

    This draft presents mains goals and objectives of the second National Strategic Frameword (NSF) against AIDS (2010-2015). The NSF II provides a common outline and infrastructure for developing the multisectoral National Strategic Plan (NSP). This process fosters the greatest potential to achieving effective control of the HIV epidemic by reducing new infections, providing equitable care and support for those infected and affected, and mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS. The NSF defines objectifs and indicators in six thematic areas: 1. Behavior Change and Prevention of New HIV infections. 2. …

  12. Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women and Adolescent Girls Living with HIV guidance for health managers, health workers, and activists

    Saúde Sexual e Saúde Reprodutiva das Mulheres Adultas, Adolescentes e Jovens Vivendo com HIV e Aids subsídios para gestores, profissionais de saúde e ativistas é um documento elaborada pela organização internacional EngenderHealth eoO Fundo de População das Nações Unidas (UNFPA) em 2008. …

  13. Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities

    Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities is a report produced by the Health Resource Centre on behalf of the the British Government's Department for International Development in 2006. This review explores the policy, financing and institutional factors that enable or constrain the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes, with policy and programmes for HIV prevention, and AIDS treatment and care. …

  14. HIV/AIDS in Latin America from social point of view

    This study on HIV/AIDS-related legislation and public policies developed by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) between March and June 2008 aims not only to identify specific policies and laws on HIV and AIDS but also to broaden the scope so as to include those that guarantee or obstruct the rights of key populations. …

  15. Joint reviews of national AIDS responses: a guidance paper

    This Paper sets out the rationale for Joint Reviews. It underlines the principles that should govern these reviews, outlines their scope and objectives, and the links to other HIV-related review processes. Specifically, it offers broad guidance for planning, implementing, and following up on joint reviews that can be adapted and tailored to different contexts. …

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