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  1. National research agenda for HIV and AIDS Papua New Guinea 2008‐2013

    Guided by stakeholder consultation and the review of available research literature, the National Research Agenda provides a guide for Papua New Guinea over the next 5 years. Priority areas for research are under 3 subtheme areas of: i) Increasing knowledge of the drivers of the epidemic and understanding the lives of those directly infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; ii) Evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of the National Response to HIV; and iii) Measuring the impact and intersection of the epidemic on sectors and civil society.

  2. 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. …

  3. HIV and sexually transmitted infections in the Western Pacific region 2000-2010

    The countries in the Western Pacific Region have made good progress in reducing the transmission of HIV and providing services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). However, challenges remain and there are important gaps to be filled. This report documents the achievements and challenges of the health sector’s response to the HIV epidemic in the Region over the past decade. It identifies best practices and important opportunities to further reduce the number of new infections, and prolong and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV in the Western Pacific Region. …

  4. Strategies and framework for targeting youth: advising with PNG youth on HIV/AIDS

    This milestone report - Strategies and Framework for Targeting Youth - provides a framework and identifies strategies to address the needs of young people in the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS and STIs in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It provides technical advice towards creating a strategic plan for young people, and suggests pilot strategies based on best practice in youth sexual health programs in resource-poor settings. Conceptually, this report provides a foundation in the development of a strategic plan for young people. …

  5. Papua New Guinea national HIV and AIDS strategy 2011-2015: implementation framework

    This implementation Framework is a companion document to the National HIV and AIDS Strategy, designed to guide partners with how they go about implementing the Strategy. Itásets out the major activity areas that need to be implemented for a particular strategic objective to be achieved. …

  6. Guidelines for Workplace Action to Reduce HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of these Guidelines is to encourage companies and organisations to introduce workplace programmes to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, and to guide them in the practical steps for doing so. The Papua New Guinea Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (BAHA) is the main organisation already working with the private sector to develop workplace policies tailored to the needs of each company. These LCCI Guidelines are intended to support the work of BAHA in two ways. …

  7. Papua New Guinea National HIV and AIDS strategy 2011-2015

    The new National HIV and AIDS Strategy, 2011-2015 seeks to build on past achievements and address shortcomings in PNG's response to the HIV epidemic. The NHS replaces the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, 2006-2010 (NSP). Its overarching goal is to reduce transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) and minimise their impact on individuals, families and communities. To effectively achieve the goals of these two priority areas, the national response will also need to make a concerted effort to address a range of key cross-cutting issues. …

  8. A systematic literature review of HIV and AIDS research in Papua New Guinea 2007-2008

    The primary objectives of the review were to systematically collect and review studies on HIV, AIDS, STIs and STDs conducted in PNG between 2007 and 2008; to assess the quality and reliability of these studies; and to synthesize the research findings under common thematic areas. The secondary objective of the review was to identify relevant recommendations for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and stakeholders. …

  9. Papua New Guinea National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2011-2015

    The purpose of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy is to provide an overarching framework for everyone at all levels to guide and drive an expanded response to HIV, AIDS and STIs in Papua New Guinea. It focusses on three priority areas: Prevention; Counselling, Testing, Treatment, Care and Support; and System Strengthening.

  10. Enabling Effective Responses HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Options for Human Rights-Based Legislative

    This report presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and ensuring that people living with HIV can continue to live useful and productive lives. …

  11. Papua New Guinea National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, 2006-2010

    The government's National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV/AIDS, 2004-2008 is the second National Plan succeeding the Medium Term Plan (1998-2002). Over the past fifteen years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG) reached significant heights calling for renewed energies and directions to contain a fast spreading epidemic. PNG has recently been declared the fourth country in the Asia-Pacific region with a generalised epidemic. The National Strategic Plan places priority on seven focus areas : 1. Treatment, counselling, care and support; 2. Education and prevention; 3. …

  12. Independent review group on HIV/AIDS. Report from an assessment visit 27 August - 9 September 2008

    The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) has endorsed a National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS 2006 to 2010. An annual planning exercise for the implementation of the NSP is undertaken each year which aims to bring stakeholders together into one planning cycle. The outcome of the process is intended to be an approved GoPNG HIV Development Budget and Plan for the coming year containing details of funded activities to support NSP implementation. …

  13. HIV/AIDS management and prevention act 2003

    The HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act 2003 was passed in 2003; its main purpose is to manage and provide avenues towards prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS. The objectives of the act are : 1. protect the privacy; liberty and mobility rights of persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS; 2. provide an atmosphere where persons are encouraged to go in for voluntary testing and post-test counseling and support services; 3. prevents mandatory HIV testing; 4. safeguards confidentiality; 5. empowers an affected person to seek redress from the Courts; 6. …

  14. Potential economic impacts of an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea

    This study explores the potential economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It focuses on the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts for PNG if an epidemic should followalong the path of selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The results demonstrate the potential for HIV/AIDS to exacerbate poverty in PNG.

  15. Papua New Guinea national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS 2004-2008

    The overall goal of the National Strategic Plan for Papua New Guinea is: To reduce the HIV prevalence in the general population to below one percent by 2008, improve care for those infected, and minimize the social and economic impact of the epidemic on individuals, families and communities.Goals that pertain to each of the focal areas are:1. Treatment, counselling, care and support: To decrease morbidity and mortality from HIV-related illness, improve the quality of lives of people living with HIV, and encourage access to VCT.2. …

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