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  1. National programme on HIV and other STIs 2011-2017

    The Swiss National Programme on HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2011–2017 (known as NPHS for short) sets out to improve the sexual health of the Swiss population. Its legal basis is the Swiss Epidemics Act, and the programme is pitched at efforts against disease. The NPHS is a national strategy for the prevention and also the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and other STI (sexually transmitted infections), including chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, hepatitis, human papilloma virus, lymphogranuloma venerum and herpes. The programme has four main goals: 1. …

  2. Integrated Strategy for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

    The Strategy aims to sustainably contain HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HPV and other sexually transmitted infections. This can improve the overall health of the population by preventing serious related diseases such as AIDS, cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Undesired childlessness and miscarriages are averted and diseases among newborns prevented. In addition to positive individual and societal effects, preventing infections, as well as early diagnoses, might contribute to a reduction in healthcare expenditure. …

  3. A strategy for preventing and controlling HIV infection for the period 2010-2015

    The strategy is based on the prevention of HIV infections that is the most important pillar, provision of early detection of infections, prevention of transmission, provision of quick medical treatment and reduction of personal and social impact of HIV infection.

  4. Existing strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention in Bulgaria, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia and Uganda: report

    The ultimate aim of this report is to research the situation in the partner countries in the frame of “Youth e-collaboration in HIV/AIDS prevention”, namely Bulgaria, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia and Uganda, as regards the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention. The report’s main focus is the existing strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention in the above mentioned countries. The report combines: 1. Findings from implemented survey within youth workers, youth leaders and young trainers working in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention among young people. 2. …

  5. List of the priority activities for the national programme on the response to the HIV epidemic, 2013-2016

    List of the priority activities for the national programme on the response to the HIV epidemic, 2013-2016

  6. Monitoring and evaluation plan for the National programme on the response to the HIV epidemic, 2013-2016

    The goal of this M&E plan is to guide and coordinate the effective collection, analysis, aggregation and use of data for the assessment of progress trends in the national response to HIV/AIDS and for enhanced decision making process.

  7. Acceptance and coping: National HIV strategy (2009-2014)

    The comprehensive aim of this strategy is that at the end of the strategy period, Norway will be a society that accepts and copes with HIV in a way that both limits new infection and gives persons living with HIV good conditions for social inclusion in all phases of their lives. Specific objectives: 1) Increase the knowledge about and awareness of HIV and AIDS in the population. 2) Reduce stigmatisation and discrimination associated with HIV. …

  8. Comparing the cost effectiveness of harm reduction strategies: a case study of the Ukraine

    Harm reduction strategies commonly include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST) and interventions combining these two strategies. Despite the proven effectiveness of harm-reduction strategies in reducing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among injecting drug users (IDUs), no study has compared the cost-effectiveness of these interventions, nor the incremental cost effectiveness of combined therapy. …

  9. HIV in the United Kingdom: 2013 Report

    This report presents key findings and statistics on the number of people living with HIV, new HIV diagnosis, recent infection and incidence, testing, HIV and STI co-infections, HIV and TB co-infections, quality of HIV care, and HIV and health inequality.

  10. 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.

  11. HIV Plan 2014-2019

    Since 30 September 2013, Belgium has a HIV Plan providing a commonly agreed framework for action against HIV/AIDS. The purposes of the Plan are: To reduce new cases of HIV infections while promoting the conditions for healthy and responsible sexuality; To encourage access to specialised HIV services and programmes for prevention, screening, care and quality support, within the framework of universal access to healthcare; To reduce all forms of stigma and discrimination, particularly those based on serostatus or health. …

  12. National Program for HIV/AIDS And STIs Control and Prevention for 2011-2015

    The goal of the Program is to advocate for a healthy lifestyle to population, adopting safe and harmless behaviors, scaling up HIV prevention in population, including rural population, mobile populations, improving the accessibility of health care services (VCT, early diagnosis, HIV treatment, care and support), while keeping the country’s HIV-infection in check at levels of a concentrated epidemic. The Program objectives are: a. HIV incidence shall have stayed below 20.0 cases per 100,000 population in the 0-39 years-old age group by 2015; and b. …

  13. National programme on the response to the HIV epidemic 2013-2016 [Armenia]

    The overall programme of the National Programme on the Response to HIV and AIDS in the Republic of Armenia is to form an effective response to the HIV epidemic for the period of 2013-2016. The objectives of the National Programme on the Response to HIV and AIDS 2013-2016 are: to reduce the transmission of HIV; and to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by HIV and AIDS. …

  14. Never tested for HIV in Latin-American migrants and Spaniards: prevalence and percieved barriers

    Increasing the uptake of HIV testing and decreasing the number of undiagnosed people is a priority for HIV prevention. Understanding the barriers that hinder people from testing is vital, particularly when working with especially vulnerable populations like migrants. Barriers to HIV testing in Latin-American migrants living in Europe remain unexplored. Still, they account for a quarter of new diagnosis in Spain and suffer higher rates of delayed diagnosis. Between May 2008 and March 2011, a mobile unit offered free rapid HIV tests in different Spanish cities. …

  15. Resource flows and levels of spending for the response to HIV and AIDS in Belarus

    Background: Belarus has a focused HIV epidemic concentrated among injecting drug users, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. However, until 2008, Belarus had no way of evaluating HIV spending priorities. In 2008, Belarus committed to undertaking a comprehensive National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) in order to analyze HIV spending priorities. NASA was used to ‘follow the money’ from the funding sources to agents and providers, and eventually to beneficiary populations. …

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