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  1. An assessment of the legal and policy environment in response to HIV in Nepal

    This report follows on the recommendation of the Global Commission on HIV and Law in undertaking national reviews and multi-stakeholder consultations by 2015, relating to the legal and policy barriers towards the elimination of HIV-related stigma, discrimination, and violence. …

  2. Nepal HIVision 2020 : fast-track ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat, by 2030. National HIV strategic plan 2016-2021

    The National HIV Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2021 is a set of evidence-informed strategies focused on building one consolidated, unified, rights-based and decentralized HIV programme with services that are integrated in the general health services of the country. It builds on lessons learned from implementation of the National AIDS Strategy 2011-2016, its mid-term review and the Nepal HIV Investment Plan 2014-2016, and it applies recommendations from the AIDS Epidemic Model exercise and other strategic information from studies, surveys and assessments.

  3. National guidelines on case management of sexually transmitted infections

    The National Guideline on Cases Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), is intended for use in any setting in Nepal by health care providers (HCPs), who may be consulted by patients with symptoms suggesting STIs or who are at risk of getting STI. This guideline has been developed with the objective to enable health care workers to provide effective treatment and obtain cure; treat asymptomatic patients and/or subclinical infections; prevent or reduce future risk-taking behavior; and to ensure that the sexual partners are appropriately traced and treated.

  4. Assessment of the psychometric properties of HIV knowledge items across five countries

    HIV knowledge is commonly measured in HIV prevention research and program evaluations, but rigorous measurement standards are not always applied. Using item response theory methods, we examined the psychometric functioning of five commonly used HIV knowledge questions in five countries with varying HIV prevalence. We evaluated the internal consistency and measurement invariance of the items. The items performed poorly in all samples and the scale as a whole did not perform equally across samples. …

  5. The Nepal HIV Investment Plan 2014-2016

    The investment plan for Nepal 2014-2016 emphasises the importance of focusing on Key Affected Populations (KAP), then goes one step further to disaggregate relevant KAP into sub-populations, guided by infection risk dynamics and context. The first priorities identified for prevention are: female sex workers who inject drugs on a regular basis (FSW WID); other people who inject drugs; street-based female sex workers ( FSW); transgender sex workers (TG SW) and male sex workers (MSW). …

  6. National guidelines on monitoring and evaluation of HIV response in Nepal, 2012

    The objectives of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines are to: set as standard of the national M&E systems, tool and approaches at all levels for all by complying to established policies and ensuring quality of the strategic information products generated for evidence and informed policy reforms and advocacy; provide guidance to all relevant stakeholders on M&E roles and functions while supporting the national response to HIV in Nepal; guide users on data flow, data sources, data collection, analysis, reporting, strategic information products, and use of information for measuring  …

  7. 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. …

  8. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011-2016

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011 - 2016 is a national guiding document and a road map for the next five year, for all sectors, institutions and partners involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Nepal to meet the national goal; to achieve univeral access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with two major programmatic objectives (i) reduce new HIV prevention by 50% and (ii) reduce HIV related dealths by 25%, by 2016.

  9. 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.

  10. Issues and challenges of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programme in Nepal

    This paper explores some of the key issues and challenges of government HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programme in Nepal. Providing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in Nepal is associated with a number of issues and challenges which are shaped mostly on cultural and managerial issues from grass root to policy level.

  11. Nepal National Youth Shadow Report Progress Made on the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

    Globally, 1.7 billion young people aged 10-24 make up one quarter of the world's population. Approximately 40% of all new HIV infections occur among young people between 15-24 years of age, and there are 5.4 million young people living with HIV. Young people are the face of HIV. We are at higher risk of HIV infection because we lack access to the crucial information, education, and services to protect themselves. However, our needs are often ignored when data is collected and strategies on HIV and AIDS are drafted, policies developed, and budgets allocated. …

  12. The National Guidelines for the Management of HIV and AIDS in Children in Nepal

    These Guidelines aim to provide up-to-date, evidence based, practical information and knowledge designed to help health service providers to make informed decisions on the management of HIV and AIDS in children and to gain basic knowledge about HIV and AIDS in the pediatric age group. The guidelines are mainly based on algorithms with annotations and reflect international best practice. …

  13. National HIV and AIDS Action Plan 2008-2011

    Central to Nepal's National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2006-2011 is the call to scale up universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. This is a continuation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2002-2006 that remains strongly in accordance with the aim to accelerate Nepal's response to HIV and AIDS in order to stay ahead of the epidemic. To carry this out, a National Action Plan on HIV and AIDS 2006- 2008 was developed through a multisectoral participative consultation. …

  14. Nepal National Advocacy Plan on HIV and AIDS 2008-2011

    This advocacy plan provides comprehensive guidelines to the concerned advocacy group/s to concentrate their efforts to ensure change. It explains the major issue that need to be addressed by the advocates as the specific target area on which advocacy needs to be continued. This Advocacy Plan has been developed to strongly support the implementation of the National Action Plan on AIDS 2008-2011 and thereby accelerate an expanded response on HIV and AIDS in Nepal. …

  15. National HIV/AIDS strategy (2006-2011) Nepal

    National Strategic Plan (2006-2011) aims to contribute directly to the Millennium Development Goal (Halt and begin to reverse the increasing trend of HIV by 2015) through numbers of key strategies for prevention; and treatment care and support. …

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