Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of Treatments among People Living with HIV in the Pacific Islands. Gorman H. (2013)

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This report summarises the results of qualitative research that was conducted to better understand reasons for initiating, continuing and ceasing treatment among PLHIV in the Pacific Islands. In total, 49 PLHIV were inter-viewed, including 23 HIV-positive people in Fiji, 11 HIV-positive people in Guam, 2 HIV-positive people in Kiribati, 5 HIV-positive people in Samoa and 8 HIV-positive people in Solomon Islands. A training workshop was held in November 2011 where the team of 10 PLHIV peer researchers, 2 training support facilitators and the team leader worked in collaboration to develop the method for the study. In-depth interviews were selected as the research method to gain a detailed understanding of the participants’ treatment experiences. Research participants were recruited through PLHIV support networks where they exist and through health clinics that provide treatment to PLHIV.

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Global Report: UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2013. UNAIDS (2013)

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Globally, an estimated 35.3 (32.2–38.8) million people were living with HIV in 2012. An increase from previous years as more people are receiving the life-saving antiretroviral therapy. There were 2.3 (1.9–2.7) million new HIV infections globally, showing a 33% decline in the number of new infections from 3.4 (3.1–3.7) million in 2001. At the same time the number of AIDS deaths is also declining with 1.6 (1.4–1.9) million AIDS deaths in 2012, down from 2.3 (2.1–2.6) million in 2005.

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Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Fulu E, Warner X, Miedema S, et al (2013)

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The report, entitled ‘Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific’ was conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. It explores the prevalence of men’s use of violence against women in the survey sites, and shows what factors make men more or less likely to use violence.

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Donor Funding for Health in Low - & Middle - Income Countries, 2002-2010. Wexler A, Valentine A, and Kates J. (2013)

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Trends between 2002 and 2010 provide an indication of donor priorities and important shifts. For instance, the U.S. remained the largest donor to health in each year over the period and provided the greatest share of its ODA for health. Additionally, the donor mix has shifted over time, in part due to the entrance of new donors, particularly the Global Fund, which was created in 2002 and has been the second largest donor since 2006. The U.S. and the Global Fund combined accounted for more than half of total donor funding for health in 2010.

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Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda - Asia Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2012/13. ESCAP, ADB and UNDP. (2013)

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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.

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The World Health Report 2013: Research for Universal Health Coverage. WHO. (2013)

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The World health report: research for universal health coverage focuses on the importance of research in advancing progress towards universal health coverage. In addition, it identifies the benefits of increased investment in health research by low- and middle-income countries using case studies from around the world, and proposes ways to further strengthen this type of research.

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Global Update on HIV Treatment 2013: Results, Impact and Opportunities. WHO, UNICEF, and UNAIDS. (2013)

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This publication reports on the progress being made in the global scale-up in the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines in low- and middle-income countries, the challenges that are being overcome or that await solutions and the opportunities for building on the achievements of the past decade.

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Treatment 2015. UNAIDS. (2013)

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Treatment 2015 provides a results-driven framework to expedite and greatly expand coverage. With less than 1000 days before the end of 2015, much work remains to be done. The WHO’s new 2013 guidelines on The Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection recommend a CD4 threshold of 500 for initiation of HIV treatment. As an important step towards getting to zero AIDS-related deaths, countries should be encouraged to prioritize immediate efforts to ensure that all people eligible for HIV treatment have access to it.

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Consolidated Guidelines on The Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection: Recommendations for a Public Health Approach. WHO. (2013)

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These guidelines were updated in late 2012 and early 2013. The ARV regimens now available, even in the poorest countries, are safer, simpler, more efficacious and more affordable than ever before. New testing strategies and approaches are enabling earlier diagnosis of HIV in a wider range of settings, and new, more affordable technologies for monitoring people receiving ART are becoming available. Countries are moving towards triple-drug regimens and simplified programming for PMTCT that emphasizes the long-term health of pregnant women and mothers living with HIV as well as their children. Important new evidence has shown that ARV drugs offer significant benefits in preventing HIV transmission.

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Pacific Consultation on Legal and Policy Barriers to Accessing HIV Services for PLHIV and Key Affected Populations. Mesurier R l. (2013).

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UNAIDS in the Pacific coordinated a process in mid April 2013 toreview laws and policies in seven Pacific nations (Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) which impact on access to HIV services for PLHIV and key populations. This initiative was supported by the UNDP Pacific Centre, the Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UNAIDS Asia Pacific Regional Support Team and ILO Pacific.

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