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  1. Antirretrovirales: Esfuerzos de América Latina y el Caribe hacia el acceso universal

    Página web con documentos sobre el tema de los antirretrovirales: Esta página, a la cual se llega por los enlaces incluidos en la "Lista de temas", contiene información sobre los esfuerzos que en América Latina y el Caribe se están realizando para ampliar el acceso a los ARVs. El acceso a los antirretrovirales (ARV), los medicamentos usados para eliminar o inhibir la multiplicación del VIH, es una prioridad mundial. Pero el tratamiento todavía no está llegando a la mayoría de las personas que lo necesitan. …

  2. Anti-retroviral drugs are driving down teacher mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. An update on the data on teacher deaths in five high-prevalence countries.

    The purpose of this note is to further update the data on teacher deaths in five high HIV prevalence countries, namely Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.

  3. An assessment of the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the education sector and the needs of teachers and educational workers living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana: survey results

    This study was undertaken by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Teachers and educational Workers Union (TEWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress to assess the degree of awareness of HIV/AIDS among their members (i.e., teachers and educational workers) and the needs of those already infected by the virus. The aim was to gather information to serve as basis for the provision or negotiation of social protection for their members living with HIV.The findings of the study are presented under two main themes: (i). …

  4. An HIV/AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in the Caribbean

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue in education sector institutions and services through social dialogue processes, in complement of other national workplace or overall education sector policies where they exist. …

  5. Action plan for a comprehensive programme on the management, prevention, and control of HIV/AIDS, 2001-2006

    This document provides an epidemiological overview of the current HIV/AIDS situation, the response to date and the future plans for the restructuring of the Barbados' National HIV/AIDS Programme. It presents an approach to restructuring the National HIV/AIDS Programme and preliminary policy proposals in relation to the major spheres of HIV/AIDS activity: education and advocacy; treatment and care; research. It also outlines those institutional changes, staff and equipment, which needs to be effected in support of the programme.

  6. AIDS: questions for development

    Scientists, policymakers, practitioners and communities have spent a quarter of a century attempting to deal with HIV. The virus has nevertheless become pandemic and one of the most significant challenges to health and development today. Efforts to break the cycle of transmission have largely failed, the impacts of the virus are eroding societies in the poorest countries, and attempts to roll out treatment are raising new challenges. …

  7. AIDS treatment and intrahousehold resource allocations: children's nutrition and schooling in Kenya

    The provision of life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment has emerged as a key component of the global response to HIV/AIDS, but very little is known about the impact of this intervention on the welfare of children in the households of treated persons. We estimate the impact of ARV treatment on children's schooling and nutrition outcomes using longitudinal household survey data collected in collaboration with a treatment program in western Kenya. …

  8. AIDS in China: an annotated chronology 1985-2003

    Over a year in the making, "AIDS in China: An Annotated Chronology 1985-2003" compiles more than 20 years of Chinese and international open-source material, concise overviews and analysis on the extent of AIDS in China and its major policy issues. The objective of this report and the website, China AIDS Survey, is to increase the overall awareness and provide a historical foundation of China's AIDS crisis among policy makers, international aid workers, professional stakeholders and the general population. …

  9. A national survey of teachers on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi: access, retention in therapy and survival

    HIV/AIDS is having a devastating effect on the education sector in sub-Saharan Africa. A national survey was conducted in all public sector and private sector facilities in Malawi providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to determine the uptake of ART by teachers and their outcomes while on treatment. A retrospective cohort study was carried out based on patient follow-up records from ART Registers and treatment master cards in all 138 ART clinics in Malawi; observations were censored on September 30th 2006. …

  10. A call to action: children, the missing face of AIDS

    The world must take urgent account of the specific impact of AIDS on children, or there will be no chance of meeting Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 6 - to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the disease by 2015. Failure to meet the goal on HIV/AIDS will adversely affect the world's chances of progress on the other MDGs. The disease continues to frustrate efforts to reduce extreme poverty and hunger, to provide universal primary education, and to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. …

  11. SIDA : les faits et l'espoir

    This publication contains basic information on HIV/AIDS that was available in 1990. It deals with the AIDS virus and its transmission, treatment and prevention.

  12. Sexual health and health care: sexually transmitted infections: guidelines for prevention and treatment

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) represent a major public health problem in developing countries. The increase of HIV infection has highlighted the public health significance of STIs. This monograph is intended to assist those involved in the identification and selection of projects for support in the field of STIs prevention and care. It sets out a range of options in order to develop comprehensive programmes and provides guidance on the most effective forms of prevention, treatment and control. …

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