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  1. Searching for the second R in sexual and reproductive health and … rights

    Sexual and reproductive health and rights have gained prominence in the HIV response. The role of sexual and reproductive health in underpinning a successful approach to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and services has increasingly been recognized. However, the “second R,” referring to sexual and reproductive rights, is often neglected. This leads to policies and programs which both fail to uphold and fulfill these rights and which fail to meet the needs of those most affected by HIV by neglecting to take account of the human right-based barriers and challenges they face. …

  2. Life Doesn’t Wait. Romania’s Failure to Protect and Support Children and Youth Living with HIV

    More than 7,200 Romanian children and youth age fifteen to nineteen are living with HIV—the largest such group in any European country. The vast majority were infected with HIV between 1986 and 1991 as a direct result of government policies that exposed them to contaminated needles and “microtransfusions” of unscreened blood. Despite Romania’s progressive expansion of access to antiretroviral drugs, these children and youth face pervasive stigma and discrimination that often impedes their enjoyment of basic rights and services. …

  3. HIV/AIDS: the Polish policy 1985-2005

    This publication, the Polish Policy on HIV/AIDS Prevention in 1985-2005 is the fruit of efforts of all groups which have been directly involved in the HIV/AIDS actions since the beginning of the epidemics. The authors are researchers, people working on social issues as well as representatives of non governmental organizations. The Policy gathers those, who day after day put their efforts in common to counteract HIV/ AIDS, which is not only a medical issue, but also a social, economical and for some countries a political challenge. …

  4. Barbados national HIV policy: a framework for action

    The objective of the Policy is to achieve positive and sustained behavioural change, not only among the vulnerable and marginalized groups, but also across the entire population through evidencebased planning and targeted interventions guided by operational research. This Policy is supported by data collection, sound analysis, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the interventions are well informed and effective.

  5. We can empower young people to protect themselves from HIV. Joint Action for Results, UNAIDS Outcome Framework: Business Case 2009-2011

    The Joint Action for Results: UNAIDS Outcome Framework, 2009-2011 represents a new and more focused commitment to the HIV response and serves as a platform to move towards UNAIDS' vision of zero new HIV-infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. It commits the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to leverage their respective organizational mandates and resources to work collectively to deliver results.The Outcome Framework focuses on ten priority areas, each of which represents a pivotal component of the AIDS response. …

  6. Policy on HIV/AIDS of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Government established a National HIV/AIDS control program in 1987 under the Ministry of Health. Several intervention activities have been undertaken but not guided by a national policy. This policy, part of the overall health policy, aims to direct the various efforts in mitigating the impact of AIDS in Ethiopia.

  7. Policy document on HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and control

    This policy document provides a policy framework that will guide partners, both national and external, in efforts to prevent the further spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to reduce its impact on affected individuals, their families and the community at large. It will form the policy basis for the development and implementation of the Swaziland National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS and other STD.

  8. National policy on HIV/AIDS for the Republic of Zimbabwe

    National policy on HIV/AIDS for the Republic of Zimbabwe

  9. National and sector HIV/AIDS policies in the member states of the Southern Africa Development Community

    This report is a summary of the existing HIV/AIDS national policies and plans among countries in SADC. It is intended to provide a snapshot of the current status of policy formulation in the region and to suggest future steps to strengthen the policy environment for an effective response to the epidemic. Much of the information in this report is derived from national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic plans, HIV/AIDS policies for specific sectors and work plans. National consultants in each country collected these documents and commented on the final report.

  10. National Policy on HIV/AIDS and STD Related Issues

    Four cross-cutting and priority issues were given emphasis in this document. These were human rights, gender, behaviour and information, and education and communication.This Policy Statement endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a standard for policy making and action at all levels in the response to HIV/AIDS and STDs in Bangladesh. All fundamental principles enshrined in the text of UDHR are to be followed in pursuance of policy making.

  11. Namibian HIV/AIDS Charter of Rights

    This Charter is the product of a consultative process involving government, ministries, representatives of commerce and industry, NGO's, AIDS service organisations, trade unions, the churches, the medical and nursing profession and people living with HIV/AIDS.

  12. Democratic Republic of Congo National Program to Combat AIDS and STDs 1999-2001

    According to the United Nations Population Division, Democratic Republic of Congo's population in 1999 was 50,335,000. Adults, aged 15 to 49, the group most likely to engage in high-risk behavior for HIV infection, represented approximately 43 percent of the total population. The HIV prevalence rate among this group was estimated by UNAIDS to be 5.07 percent. …

  13. Botswana National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS 2003-2009

    The purpose of the NSF is firstly, to articulate, disseminate, and educate the public at large on agreed national priorities and strategies within the scope of Vision 2016. Secondly, it is to provide clear guidance for Ministries, districts, NGOs, and the Private Sector to enable them to work in a collaborative manner in achieving the intended goal of the National Response to HIV/AIDS: to eliminate the incidence of HIV and reduce the impact of AIDS in Botswana.

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