Kalusugan Sa Kulungan: Examining the Policy for People Living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Philippine Prisons. Yarcia LE. (2018)

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Following the government’s ongoing ‘war on drugs’, law enforcement operations increased, leading to a rapid rise in the numbers of people held in detention and prison facilities. This, in turn, worsened already poor prison conditions in the Philippines. Official government data revealed a 511% congestion rate in Philippine jails and current trends show a surge in jail population attributable to ‘the increase in the number of drug-related cases’. 

 


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, prisoner, drug, harm reduction, hepatitis

 

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Stigma Assessment of People living with HIV in Sri Lanka - 2017. National STD/AIDS Control Programme. (2017)

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The assessment consisted of a descriptive cross-sectional study to assess stigma level (quantitative part), in-depth interviews to describe views from people living with HIV who are in positive networks (qualitative part), and a desk review to identify the supportive legal and policy frameworks and other available services for people living with HIV.


Keywords: PLHIV, stigma, discrimination, legal, health care

 

 

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First Do No Harm: Discrimination in Health Care Settings against People Living with HIV in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. Asia Catalyst. (2016)

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Based on testimony gathered by eight community-based organizations (CBOs) across the Asia region, the 83 page report, FIRST DO NO HARM: Discrimination in Health Care Settings against People Living with HIV in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Viet Nam, details the experiences of 202 women, men and transgender persons living with HIV in Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Viet Nam when accessing health care services. The findings highlight denial of services, segregated waiting areas, refusal to provide surgery, and discriminatory additional fees due to a person’s HIV status.


Keywords: HIV, PLHIV, stigma and discrimination, testing, counseling, health services

 

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How Many People Living with HIV Access Treatment? UNAIDS. (2016)

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The current global target, agreed by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2016, is for 30 million people living with HIV to access treatment by 2020. UNAIDS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to track global progress against this and other global targets. A majority of countries regularly report treatment numbers and other data against a standard set of indicators to UNAIDS through the Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR) system. UNAIDS works in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other partners to validate these reports ahead of publication. For the minority of countries that do not provide reports, UNAIDS estimates their treatment numbers using a variety of data sources.

 

Keywords: HIV, PLHIV, antiretroviral therapy (ART), treatment

 

 

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HIV and Human Rights Mitigation Report 2013: Paving the Road to Zero Discrimination. Rahman F. (2014)

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- MAC continues to work with the Ministry of Education on addressing HIV discrimination, working towards the removal of HIV status from application forms.


- People living with HIV continue to face discrimination in the workplace despite the infection having no correlation with losses in productivity.


- People living with HIV and people at risk of HIV continue to have a lack of access

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Pacific Sexual Health and Well-Being: Shared Agenda 2015-2019. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Suva (Fiji). (2014)

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The Pacific Sexual Health and Well-Being Shared Agenda 2015–2019 (the Shared Agenda) is a visionary document that provides guidance and strategic direction to strengthen the sexual health response in the Pacific region by shifting the focus from a single disease to a rights-based comprehensive approach to sexual health.

 

Keywords: HIV, Pacific, STI, civil society, violence, young people, LGBT, MSM, sex workers, PLHIV, women

 

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People Living with HIV Stigma Index in 2014 in Viet Nam. VNP+. (2014).

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HIV-related stigma and discrimination are recognized both globally and in Viet Nam as primary barriers to accessing essential prevention, treatment and care services. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was designed to address the need for a quantitative recording and analysis of the different levels and types of stigma and discrimination experienced, as well as changes in trends and with time, to inform evidence-based policy and programmes. The process of conducting the Stigma Index is as important as the result: the survey is conducted “by PLHIV, for PLHIV”.


Keywords: HIV, stigma, discrimination, PWID, FSW, MSM, human rights, health care, treatment

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Access Challenges for HIV Treatment among People Living with HIV and Key Populations in Middle-Income Countries. Zaidi S. (2013)

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Middle-income countries (MICs) are facing a crisis of containing costs for treating people living with HIV. These countries carry a high burden of HIV, and transmission of the virus is often concentrated amongst key populations: people who inject drug (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers (SW), transgender (TG), prisoners and migrants. The highest numbers and the highest prevalence of PWID with HIV are in East and Southeast Asia (17 percent), Eastern Europe (27 percent), and Latin America (29 percent). HIV prevalence is on average 13 times higher among MSM compared to the general population. In most parts of the world, sex workers experience higher prevalence of HIV than the general population. Access to treatment can be a challenge for key populations given the structural barriers such as laws and legislation that criminalize their behavior, stigma and discrimination, and lack of general acceptance in society.

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HIV and Human Rights Mitigation Report 2013: Paving the Road to Zero Discrimination. Rahman F. (2014)

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- MAC continues to work with the Ministry of Education on addressing HIV discrimination, working towards the removal of HIV status from application forms.


- People living with HIV continue to face discrimination in the workplace despite the infection having no correlation with losses in productivity.


- People living with HIV and people at risk of HIV continue to have a lack of access

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Judicial Dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and the Law in Asia and the Pacific 2-4 June 2013. UNDP, UNAIDS and International Commission of Jurists. (2013)

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The Judicial Dialogue provided a critical opportunity for experience sharing between members of the judiciary and representatives of judicial training institutions from 16 countries across Asia and the Pacific, on the complex legal and human rights issues raised by the HIV epidemic. The Judicial Dialogue also benefited from the perspectives of people living with HIV, representatives of communities of men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs.

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