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  1. ASEAN good practices and new initiatives in HIV and AIDS

    This publication provides an overview of good practices, innovations, and other cross-cutting themes in HIV and AIDS for ASEAN countries.

  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. 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.

  4. Methodology and implementation manual for six cities scanning initiative for scale-up of HIV responses to MSM and TG persons

    This Six Cities Scanning Initiative Implementation Guide describes the methodology for inquiry and analysis used in a Six Cities Scanning Initiative undertaken by UNDP in the Asia Pacific region in 2010. This Guide provides the tools used in this participatory, appreciative inquiry-based project that aimed to describe promising HIV projects and activities targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in mega-cities across Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Toward Universal Access: Examples of municipal HIV programming for men who have sex with men and transgender people is six Asian cities

    This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. …

  6. Asia Regional Consultation on MSM HIV Care and Support

    This document is an outcome of a process to establish a regional framework defining the key elements of a comprehensive response to HIV among MSM and transgender persons (TGs) in the Asia Pacific Region. Along with UNDP and USAID, this regional process has been supported by WHO, UNESCO, UNAIDS, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and Family Health International. It has involved government sector and community representatives from over 20 countries.

  7. Indonesia HIV/AIDS strategy audit

    To assist in improving the HIV policy environment, this audit evaluates Indonesia's National HIV/AIDS Strategy and other related prevention, care, and treatment guidelines and regulations. In particular, to help inform USAID's HIV-related technical and financial assistance in Indonesia, the audit describes the current policy environment in Indonesia and how that environment may support the framework outlined under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Section II of this paper presents an overview of the legislative process in Indonesia. …

  8. Mandatory HIV Testing for Employment of Migrant Workers in Eight Countries of South-East Asia: From Discrimination to Social Dialogue

    This study was undertaken by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2006, on the basis of recommendations made by APEC and ASEAN and guided by the principles of the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. The purpose of the study is to promote dialogue amongst tripartite partners (representatives from governments, workers' and employers' organizations) throughout the region, and to provide a solid basis for an informed discussion on mandatory HIV testing for migrant workers. …

  9. Asian economies in rapid transition: HIV now and through 2031

    The Working Group on Countries in Rapid Transition was formed in May 2008 to further explore the question whether countries in Asia undergoing rapid transition have a heightened vulnerability to HIV and what factors must be considered for mounting an effective long-term response. …

  10. Review of Health Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in Indonesia

    As part of the process of development of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS for 2007-2011, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, in collaboration with a range of partners, organized a review of the health sector response to the HIV epidemic in Indonesia. The overall objective was to assess the progress of the national AIDS programme, especially in relation to the health sector response, and recommend appropriate measures for revision of interventions and strategies. …

  11. Indonesia national HIV/AIDS strategy 2003 - 2007

    The national response to HIV/ AIDS reflects Indonesia's participation in fulfilling international commitments, specifically the resolutions set forth in the UNGASS and ASEAN Declarations on HIV/ AIDS in 2001. HIV/ AIDS was also discussed in a special cabinet session in March 2002. In this context, a greater role for PLHA needs special consideration. Based on comprehensive review of the literature and extensive consultation with related parties and specialists, seven program priority areas for the next 5 years have been identified: 1. HIV/ AIDS Prevention, 2. …

  12. Indonesia demographic and health survey 2002-2003

    The main objective of the 2002-2003 IDHS is to provide policy-makers and programme managers in population and health with detailed information on population, family planning, and health. In particular, the 2002-2003 IDHs collected information on female respondents' socio-economic background, fertility levels, marriage and sexual activity, fertility preferences, knowledge and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, childhood and adult mortality, including maternal mortality, maternal and child health and awareness and behaviour regarding AIDS and other STIs in Indonesia.

  13. Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Cluster Country Consultation on Migrant Workers' HIV Vulnerability Reduction: Pre-departure, Post-arrival and Returnee Reintegration, 15-17 April 2002, Makati City, Philippines

    HIV/AIDS touches all sectors of society. It is an issue that requires appropriate responses at national, regional and global levels. Migrant workers are valuable resources that stimulate economic prosperity and contribute to the socio-economic development of Asia. …

  14. National AIDS Commission 2007-2010 HIV and AIDS response strategies

    The objectives of the HIV and AIDS Response are:To provide and disseminate information on HIV and AIDS, and to foster a conducive climate for HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, with the focus being placed on high-risk behavior and environments, while at the same time having regard to other subpopulations in society; To provide and improve the quality of treatment, medical, and support services to people living with HIV, and to integrate these services with the HIV and AIDS prevention effortTo increase the roles played by teenagers, women, families, the public at large, including people living wi …

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