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  1. Punitive laws, key population size estimates, and Global AIDS Response Progress Reports: an ecological study of 154 countries

    UN global plans on HIV/AIDS have committed to reducing the number of countries with punitive laws criminalizing key populations. This study explores whether punitive laws are associated with countries’ performance on targets set in the global plans. As a result, it states that a significantly larger proportion of countries that criminalize same-sex sexual behaviour reported implausibly low size estimates or no size estimates for MSM. …

  2. Human Rights Protections for Sexual Minorities in Insular Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications for Effective HIV Prevention

    This desk review examines the human rights situation for sexual minorities in six countries in insular Southeast Asia, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste. It considers domestic laws and practices, as well as the international human rights instruments and obligations that each country is signatory. It concludes with recommendations to improve the rights framework in the sub-region so that HIV prevention and health programmes can be more accessible and responsive to the needs of sexual minorities.

  3. Norma oficial mexicana NOM-039-SSA2-2002, para la prevención y control de las infecciones de transmisión sexual

    En México, las ITS ocupan uno de los cinco primeros lugares de demanda de consulta en el primer nivel de atención médica y se ubican entre las diez primeras causas de morbilidad general en el grupo de 15 a 44 años de edad, con un efecto diferencial para la vida y el ejercicio de la sexualidad de mujeres y hombres. Esta Norma Oficial Mexicana tiene por objeto establecer y uniformar los procedimientos y criterios de operación de los componentes del Sistema Nacional de Salud, para la prevención y el control de las ITS. …

  4. State programme on HIV Prevention for 2001-2005. Resolution of the council of ministers N°2041

    The main objective of the state programme on HIV prevention for 2001-2005 is preventing a further spreading of HIV amongst the population and minimising its adverse impacts. The programme will be based on the target programmes of the ministries and other government authorities of the republic responsible for fulfilment of actions stated in this programme.

  5. Consenso VIH/SIDA en Colombia

    La historia sobre el VIH/SIDA cambia radicalmente y en corto tiempo, debido a los rápidos avances científicos en pro de la lucha contra esta enfermedad. Sin embargo, paralelamente aumenta la complejidad del problema, porque se impone el reto de adaptarse a la realidad social y económica de cada país que se ve afectado por este mal. Esto motivó un grupo de expertos colombianos a manifestar inquietudes y propuestas, que fueron canalizadas por la Asociación Colombiana de Infectología y planteadas a la Universidad Javeriana. …

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