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  1. Rapid assessment most-at-risk adolescents and young people to HIV in Lao PDR

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has a 'latent' HIV epidemic, with rates of HIV estimated at just 0.2 per cent of the total population aged between 15-49 years of age. However, because of its location in the heart of the Mekong, surrounded by countries with high rates of HIV in concentrated epidemics, Lao PDR is believed to be "in danger of an expanding epidemic". More than 50 per cent of the population of Lao PDR is below the age of 20 and adolescents and young people engaged in highrisk behaviour for HIV are an emerging priority across Asia and the Pacific. …

  2. National strategy and action plan on HIV/AIDS/STI 2006-2010

    The National Response to HIV/AIDS/STI is coordinated by the National Committee for the Control of AIDS (NCCA). The NCCA was established in 1988 and restructured in 2003 through a prime ministerial decree. It currently consists of 14 members from 12 different institutions and is chaired by the Minister of Health. Provincial Committees for the Control of AIDS have been established in all provinces and District Committees for the Control of AIDS (DCCAs) have been established in some provinces. …

  3. Study of young men's sexual behaviour. Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. August-November 2004

    This study (one of the few of its kind conducted in Laos) provides a wealth of information on the sexual behaviour of young men, which could guide future HIV prevention programs. While the survey only looks at the attitudes and activities of men living and working in Vientiane, it nonetheless illuminates both important similarities and differences in Lao male behaviour compared to men in other countries, including countries in the immediate region.

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