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  1. National HIV and AIDS policy 2007

    This document sets out the vision, guiding principles, priority focus areas and policy approaches of the Government of Pakistan in response to HIV and AIDS.

  2. National AIDS prevention and control policy [India]

    The national AIDS control policy principally aims at the following strategy for prevention and control of the disease:- Prevention of further spread of the disease by(i) making the people aware of its implications and provide them with the necessary tools for protecting themselves. (ii) controlling STDs among vulnerable sections together with promotion of condom use as a preventive measure (iii) ensuring availability of safe blood and blood products; and (iv) reinforcing the traditional Indian moral values among youth and other impressionable groups of population. II. …

  3. National AIDS Control Programme Phase III (2006-2011): strategy and implementation plan

    The primary goal of NACP-III is to halt and reverse the epidemic in India over the next 5 years by integrating programmes for prevention, care, support and treatment. This will be achieved through four stages, namely:1. Prevention of new infections in high risk groups and general population through:a. Saturation of coverage of high risk groups with targeted interventions (TIs), andb. Scaled up interventions in the general population.2. Providing greater care, support and treatment to a larger number of people living with HIV/AIDS.3. …

  4. National AIDS Control Programme Phase - II (1999 - 2006)

    The National AIDS Control Project, Phase II aims - To shift the focus from raising awareness to changing behaviour through interventions, particularly for groups at high risk of contracting and spreading HIV; - To support decentralisation of service delivery to the States and Municipalities and a new facilitating role for National AIDS Control Organisation. …

  5. 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 …

  6. Malaysia national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010

    A successful response to the epidemic requires strong political commitment and leadership at the highest level.The new National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP) will provide the basis for coordinating the work of all partners. It will adopt an approach integrating prevention, treatment and care, and reducing the impact of the epidemic. The NSP will continue to focus on providing an appropriate balance between prevention, treatment and care. …

  7. Health, wealth, AIDS and poverty - the case of Cambodia

    This paper explores the nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cambodia, its impact on the country's development and its effect on the 40 percent of Cambodians who live below the poverty line. It views AIDS within a wider health context, and explores the socio-economic factors that underlie both the epidemic's development and the shape of the country's response. Finally, it examines Cambodia's options going forward, arguing that future responses will be needed along three tracks - those specific to AIDS; those specific to health; and those with a broad development focus.

  8. HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa: the costs of inaction

    This book reviews the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) situation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean (MENA/EM) region, and is intended to stimulate discussion and promote dialogue among the region's policyand decisionmakers. It seeks to provide a framework for multisectoral strategic action to reduce behaviors that risk spreading HIV, to care for and support those who become infected, and to diminish vulnerability among specific segments of society. …

  9. HIV/AIDS in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam: current situation, future projections, socioeconomic impacts and recommendations.

    This report was prepared by the POLICY Project for the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Itis designed as an advocacy tool to assist policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in stimulating dialogue about sustainable, contextually appropriate responses to HIV/AIDS in the Mekong Region. An exhaustive review of the complexities and data related to the pandemic is beyond the scope of this document. …

  10. HIV/AIDS and STI national strategic plan for Afghanistan 2003-2007

    While Afghanistan does not yet have a large number of reported HIV/AIDS cases, a number of vulnerabilities and patterns of risky behaviours signal the need to take action now, before it is too late to make a difference to the course of the epidemic. Towards that end the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Technical Working Group in the Country has undertaken the development of the National HIV/AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for the period 2003-2007. The current document provides a National Strategic Framework. …

  11. HIV-NAT: the HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand research collaboration

    A model for HIV-AIDS clinical research in a developing country. The primary goal of HIV-NAT is to establish a similar multicenter HIV clinical research organization in Thailand, to conduct and coordinate clinical intervention studies, and, potentially, vaccine studies, according to the ICH GCP standard in Thailand and the region.

  12. HIV and AIDS in China: The emerging response from UK based international development NGOs

    It is now recognised that China stands on the brink of a humanitarian disaster due to HIV, with over one million already infected and UN estimates that this will exceed ten million by 2010. Over one-fifth of the world's population live in China, which is undergoing rapid social change with liberalisation of the economy. There is currently a mass migration of men to meet the needs of economic growth. It is in this environment that sexual risk and injecting drug use behaviours flourish, and HIV spreads. …

  13. Funding priorities for the HIV/AIDS crisis in Thailand

    A UNAIDS report on how the Government of Thailand dealt with the AIDS epidemic during its period of economic hardship. The paper introduces the conceptual framework of interrelated consequences of the economic crisis on HIV/AIDS prevention and control. It also describes how national and provincial programme managers have responded to budget cuts, and discusses the impact the cuts may have on the effectiveness of programmes.

  14. Evaluation of the 100 per cent condom programme in Thailand

    This UNAIDS/ Ministry of Public Health, Thailand report discusses the history and implementation of the programme, highlighting its organizational structure and key provincial activities. It also documents the programme's effectiveness at both the national and provincial level, the factors that influenced its successful implementation, and some considerations for strengthening the programme.

  15. Ensnared by AIDS: cultural contexts of HIV/AIDS in Nepal

    This book examines the meaning and cultural contexts of HIV/AIDS in Nepal. It explores the relationship between cognitive schemata and the creation of cultural models of meaning and provides a better understanding of how people incorporate new ideas into established cognitive systems. It is the first long-term field study of the cultural dimensions of HIV/AIDS in South Asia. It is also one of the few ethnographies of HIV/AIDS to emphasize the depth and diversity of the people's view and construction of the emerging illness.

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