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UNAIDS Snapshots: HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is an interactive report with colourful infographics and bite-size information on the HIV epidemic and response on key populations at higher risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
Keywords: HIV, key populations, PMTCT, new infections, behaviour and response
Regional Posters prepared by
Keywords: Ending AIDS, 2030, 90-90-90, treatment, men who have sex with men (MSM), Sex work, people who inject drugs (PWID)
This review analyses the inclusion of young key populations in the NSPs for HIV and AIDS of 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The primary document examined for the review of each country’s strategy was the NSP. However, where operational, implementation or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans were available these were also assessed. These documents were reviewed using an analytical framework developed following consideration of: seven existing NSP reviews; guidance documents on comprehensive packages for key populations; and the HIV and AIDS Investment Framework.
Participatory Functional Review and Stock Take of Regional Networks Serving the Asia and the Pacific Region Review provides the regional networks with an opportunity to take stock and determine how to better position themselves over the next 3 to 5 years in response to the changing landscape of HIV in the region and globally.
HCV has been described as a “dual epidemic” with HIV because it is highly prevalent in HIV-endemic areas and it disproportionately affects vulnerable populations that also have a high risk of developing HIV infection—especially in Asia and Eastern Europe.2 HIV/HCV co-infection has emerged as an urgent public health issue that is jeopardizing the progress made in addressing the HIV epidemic.
Keywords: hepatitis C, HCV, treatment, testing, prevention
The purpose of this review is to examine existing approaches in policy, programming and implementation responses to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in the Asia-Pacific region. It seeks to advance our knowledge and learning in this field, both in terms of what we know about the phenomenon and its impact on individuals, as well as how best to address it, including through education.
Keywords: gender, violence, discrimination, bullying, abuse, school
Every country has a unique legal environment that will dictate whether and how the HIV response might be incorporated into legislation. New or amending laws should be tailor-made for the specific legal environment that exists.
Already existing in each country is a body of both primary (Laws, Acts and Decrees) and secondary laws (such as Regulations and Orders). The legal environment includes the Constitution (as the supreme Law of the country) and the constitutional protections provided by it. This may include a Bill of Rights, with specific rights stated. Such constitutional rights are rarely ‘absolute rights’. They may be limited or qualified in some way. For example, a right might be given that is potentially to be limited ‘in the interests of public health’ or ‘in the event of the declaration of a public emergency’. Such limitations are usually, but not always, permitted if ‘authorised by law’.
The Regional MDGs Report comes at a critical juncture when one big final push is needed to achieve the MDGs in less than 1,000 days. As efforts are scaled up, citizens and leaders of the world are also discussing the possible framework of a transformative development agenda beyond 2015. Thus, this 2012/13 report, while identifying the areas needing accelerated actions and emerging challenges, is intended to inform this global process.
This compendium focuses on a subset of the many issues that are critical to an effective HIV response. It emphasizes a set of core issues in line with those discussed at the Judicial Dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and the Law in Asia and the Pacific , 2–4 June 2013, Bangkok, Thailand. They are:
• non-discrimination, including employment discrimination, discrimination in health care settings, and discrimination in other settings
• access to medicines
• same-sex relations
• rights of transgender persons
• rights of sex workers
• rights of people who use drugs
The Connecting The Dots (CTD) regional strategy lays out a five year vision for all units of the B-Change Group.
The purpose of CTD is to articulate how the group intends to bring community engagement in a Web 2.0 world to the next level. The focus of the strategy is to support the well-being of young people in the global South, by promoting health, human rights and civic participation.
The B-Change Group will work collaboratively across the business units and form partnerships with other like-minded organisations to execute the strategy in hopes of achieving long-lasting positive change in communities.
Support for the publication of the Connecting The Dots strategy was provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the ISEAN-HIVOS Multi-Country Global Fund Programme (ME1–011-G01-H) and the UNDP/USAID ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ initiative.
Keywords: LGBT, youth, human rights, civil society, community, discrimination, sexual identity