In June 2011 at the High Level Meeting on AIDS, the UN Member States unanimously endorsed the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and its new targets for 2015. The new declaration builds on the decade of progress that started in the UN General Assembly Special Session on AIDS in 2001, and the declaration of commitment that had set targets for 2010. Aiming to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS by 2015 , the declaration has evolved to ten specific targets that help countries to measure their progress, as well as to prioritize their interventions depending on their epidemic. Download this document.
Annexes - UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2012. UNAIDS (2012)
A new publication series released by UNAIDS, UNDP, and APCOM to document and circulate good practices, share progress, stimulate discussion, and inform priority interventions and advocacy efforts to address the rising HIV epidemic among MSM in Asia. Download the documents
HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2010-11 - A Technical Brief. National AIDS Control Organisation (2012)
HIV Sentinel Surveillance is one of the key components of second generation surveillance system in India to track the HIV epidemic in the country with the objective of understanding the level and trends of HIV epidemic among different population groups as well as to identify the spread of the epidemic to new pockets. Download this document.
Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections for Sex Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Vuylsteke B, Baggaley R, Butler J, et al (2012)
Sex workers in many places are highly vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) due to multiple factors, including large numbers of sex partners, unsafe working conditions and barriers to the negotiation of consistent condom use. Moreover, sex workers often have little control over these factors because of social marginalization and criminalized work environments. Alcohol, drug use and violence in some settings may further exacerbate their vulnerability and risk. Download this document.
Women Out Loud - How Women Living with HIV will Help the World End AIDS. UNAIDS (2012)
Globally, young women aged 15–24 are most vulnerable to HIV, with infection rates twice as high as in young men, at 0.6%. This disparity is most pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa, where 3.1% of young women are living with HIV, versus 1.3% of young men. Each minute one young woman acquires HIV, accounting for 22% of all new HIV infections, with sexual transmission being the dominant mode of infection. Much remains to be done to ensure that young people are able to correctly identify ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. Download this document.
HIV and Sex Work Collection: Innovative Responses to Sex Work and HIV in Asia and the Pacific. UNFPA, UNAIDS and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (2012)
A wealth of analysis exists on the nature and extent of HIV epidemics in Asia and the Pacific in the context of sex work. These have highlighted the progress and the challenges that must be tackled to realize the targets to which governments have committed, to bring an end to AIDS. Guidance on effective investment and responses is well articulated. Download this document.
The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 - Towards an Integrated Response. Public Health, Research and Policy Programme of Harm Reduction International (2012)
The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 presents the major developments in harm reduction policy adoption and programme implementation that have occurred since 2010. It also explores several major topics for developing an integrated harm reduction response, such as effective harm reduction services for women who inject drugs; access to harm reduction services by young people; drug use among men who have sex with men and implications for harm reduction; global progress toward building an enabling policy environment for harm reduction implementation through drug decriminalisation and regulation; case studies on sustainability and scale-up of services; and promotion of harm reduction approaches in challenging environments. Download this document.
Getting to Zero in Asia and the Pacific: Focus and Innovation. Kraus S (2012)
- HIV Epidemic and Response in Asia and the Pacific - Regional and Country Posters (2012)
- Data Hub Template for HIV Data Presentation. HIV and AIDS Data Hub for Asia-Pacific (2012)
- Punitive Laws Hindering the HIV Response in Asia and the Pacific. UNAIDS RST (2012)
- The State of World Population 2012. UNFPA (2012)
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