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  1. An assessment of the legal and policy environment in response to HIV in Nepal

    This report follows on the recommendation of the Global Commission on HIV and Law in undertaking national reviews and multi-stakeholder consultations by 2015, relating to the legal and policy barriers towards the elimination of HIV-related stigma, discrimination, and violence. …

  2. Women living with HIV speak out against violence: A collection of essays and reflections of women living with and affected by HIV

    Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable violation of basic human rights. It also is so widespread that ending it must be a global public health priority. An estimated one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner during her lifetime. Intimate partner violence has been shown to increase the risk of HIV infection by around 50%, and violence (and the fear of violence) deters women and girls from seeking services for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

  3. National HIV legal review report: Review of Myanmar’s legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV services for people living with HIV and key affected populations

    This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key affected populations.The review was conducted through a partnership of UNAIDS, UNDP and Pyoe Pin in the period August - December 2013, in consultation with the National AIDS Programme. …

  4. Effective laws to end HIV and AIDS: Next steps for parliaments

    With the global AIDS response becoming increasingly hampered by the criminalization of key populations, this study aims to encourage and assist parliamentary scrutiny of legislation that impedes effective HIV interventions. It highlights the various processes in selected parliaments that led to the adoption of laws with a positive impact on the AIDS response. Although such outcomes were not always easy to achieve, they were mainly the result of inspired leadership by parliamentarians able to overcome the moral obstacles that had stifled socially sensitive issues in political debate.

  5. Legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations: Experiences and lessons learned from national HIV laws in Asia and the Pacific

    This report is a direct follow-up to Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health (July 2012) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law convened in Bangkok in February 2011. This study identifies the laws that states of Asia and the Pacific have put in place to provide legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations and the lessons learned from implementation and enforcement. …

  6. Government's decree N° 108/2007/ND-CP of June 26, 2007, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control

    This Decree provides in detail the implementation of Clause 2, Article 21, Clause 2 of Article 23, Clause 3 of Article 28, Clause 4 of Article 39, and Clause 5 of Article 41 of the Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, regarding: Implementation of harm reduction intervention measures in the prevention of HIV transmission; Management, distribution and use of HIV drugs; Care for abandoned HIV-infected children, HIV-infected persons who have nobody to rely on or have no working capacity; and the setting up of non-public establishments for caring for HIV-infected persons; Integration of HIV/AIDS …

  7. The Mid-Long term plan of HIV/AIDS prevention and control in China (1998-2010)

    The government of China presents in this document his mid-long term plan of HIV/AIDS prevention and control. This one analyses the situation and enacts the guiding principles, the goals and objectives and the ways of acting of such a plan.

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