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  1. Pakistan communication strategy for HIV/AIDS

    This communication strategy intends to provide a practical, concise and helpful instrument for formulating effective HIV and AIDS communication interventions in Pakistan. It is not a manual on Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) or Strategic Communication processes and implementation. …

  2. Pakistan AIDS Strategy III 2015-2020

    The purpose of the PAS III is to guide Pakistan’s overall national response for HIV and AIDS through 2020, through focused interventions with set targets, costs, roles and responsibilities. The successful implementation of PAS III involves multiple stakeholders to achieve priority outcomes outlined in the Strategy. The Strategy focuses on allocating limited resources to scale up high-impact, high-value interventions such as HTC and treatment to reduce AIDS related deaths and new HIV infections. …

  3. Scan of law and policies affecting human rights, discrimination and access to HIV and health services by key populations in Pakistan

    The Scan of Laws and Policies Affecting Human Rights, Discrimination and Access to HIV and Health Services by Key Populations in Pakistan identifies the current status of legislation, policies, institutional frameworks in Pakistan that safeguard the universal human rights of the key affected populations with regard to the HIV prevention, care and treatment. …

  4. National strategy on HIV preventative services for female sex worker in Pakistan

    The National Strategy for Female Sex Work in Pakistan is an elaboration of one of the identified priority areas of the National HIV & AIDS Strategic Framework 2007-2012. The objectives of the strategy are: 1. To improve the conduct of a) The mapping of the female sex trade in terms of location, categories of sex workers, estimation of numbers in each category, volume of sex work, and gatekeepers and b) Baseline assessments. 2. …

  5. 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. …

  6. Challenges in developing national HIV guidelines: experience from the eastern Mediterranean

    Objective: To appraise the process of development and clinical content of national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical practice guidelines of countries in the eastern Mediterranean and to formulate recommendations for future guideline development and adaptation. Methods Twenty-three countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean and United Nations Children’s Fund Middle East and North Africa regions were invited to submit national HIV clinical practice guidelines for review. …

  7. National guidelines for the care and support of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Pakistan

    The objectives of these guidelines are to: provide guidance for the development and implementation of interventions for the care, support and protection of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Pakistan; provide minimum standards of practice related to all areas of care, support and protection of children affected by HIV and AIDS that are culturally acceptable; provide a clear understanding of the guiding principles, and define roles and responsabilities for all stakeholders to enhance collaboration and strateic partnership among stakeholders htrough effective referral and coordination. …

  8. National HIV and AIDS strategic framework 2007-2012

    The National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework 2007-2012 aims to contribute the realization of the national aspirations with respect to the Vision 2030. It is a reflection of national commitment to implement an aggressive, comprehensive, and expanded multi-sectoral and multi-level response to fight against the emerging HIV epidemic in Pakistan. It translates the national Policy of HIV and AIDS by providing strategic guidance to the planning of programmes, projects and interventions by various stakeholders. …

  9. Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: time for strategic action

    Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. This report addresses this dearth of strategic information on HIV infections in MENA through a joint effort of the World Bank, the MENA Regional Support Team (RST) of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO). …

  10. HIV prevention strategy for young people in Pakistan

    The National HIV Prevention Strategy for Young People in Pakistan lays out the situation of young people in Pakistan, an understanding of their vulnerabilities and risk to HIV and a strategic framework targeted to stem the current trend of the epidemic and to protect young people from potential risk behaviour. …

  11. Ethical terms guide for HIV and AIDS

    The Pakistan National AIDS Control Programme, UNICEF and UNAIDs have compiled the following principles of using HIV and AIDS-related language and appropriate terms to guide partners in their development of HIV programming, training, advocacy and educational material. The terms grew out of existing documentation on ethical language as well as common terms used in pakistan in reference to HIV and AIDS. The terms were then work-shopped with Pakistani media and People Living with HIV and AIDS.

  12. The HIV and AIDS prevention, and treatment Act, 2007

    This is the HIV and AIDS prevention, and treatment Act for Pakistan. An Act to prevent the HIV from becoming established amongst general population, particularly in most-at-risk and vulnerable populations, and to provide for the care, support and treatment of persons living with HIV and with AIDS.

  13. Wafa

    A story of a couple; Shahid and Zeenat who get information about HIV/AIDS through a television drama. Zeenat, the wife, is a Matriculate, and Shahid her husband, though not highly educated, is a hard working farmer. Before their marriage, he used to enjoy life in the company of his friends. After his marriage, Shahid settled down to family life and proved himself to be a good husband. Through a T.V. advertisement, Zeenat comes to know that loss of weight and persistent fever are symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Shahid used to work hard in the fields, and usually looked tired and sick, after coming back. …

  14. Sanjha Dukh

    A story of a villager Nazir, who goes abroad and is infected with HIV/AIDS from his wife. This informative story has been prepared by the Bunyad Literacy and Community Council (BLCC), Lahore.

  15. Walking the talk: putting women's rights at the heart of the HIV and AIDS response

    Using research from 13 countries, this report demonstrates that gender inequalities and the persistent and systematic violation of their rights are leaving women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Poverty and limited access to education and information, discriminatory laws and ingrained gender inequalities all deny women and girls their rights. …

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