Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment: Mission Report India. WHO (2003)

Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment: Mission Report India. WHO (2003) This report was prepared by a WHO team comprising members from WHO headquarters, the Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), and the WHO Representative's Office (WRO) in collaboration with representatives from UNICEF and UNAIDS. The mission consulted development partners, stakeholders, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society representatives. The dialogue on behalf of the Government of India was led by Mr JVR Prasada Rao, Secretary, Department of Health, and Mrs Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, Additional Secretary and Project Director, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). The mission consulted Mr Ajay Seth, Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. The mission is grateful to the officials, partners and colleagues (see Annex 1) who participated or provided support and advice. The programme of the mission is at Annex 2. The WHO team would like to thank the Government of India for its assistance and gracious hospitality.

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Scaling up Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings: Guidelines for a Public Health Approach. WHO (2002)

Scaling up Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings: Guidelines for a Public Health Approach. WHO (2002) Less than a decade ago, someone living with HIV/AIDS had little hope.HIV infection brought a steady inexorable decline towards the complete destruction of the immune system and death. The introduction of ARVs in 1996 was a turning point for hundreds of thousands of people with access to sophisticated health care systems. Although they cannot cure HIV/AIDS, antiretrovirals (ARVs) have dramatically reduced mortality and morbidity, prolonged lives, and improved the quality of life of many people living with HIV/AIDS.

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The Use of Antiretroviral Therapy: A Simplified Approach for Resource-Constrained Countries. WHO (2002)

The Use of Antiretroviral Therapy: A Simplified Approach for Resource-Constrained Countries. WHO (2002) The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report as “Pneumocystis pneumonia - Los Angeles,” in 1981. Since then, AIDS has become the most devastating disease that mankind has ever faced.

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Summary Report: Health Care Provider Survey in Andhra Pradesh, India. DFID, AP State AIDS Control Society and FHI (2001)

Summary Report: Health Care Provider Survey in Andhra Pradesh, India. DFID, AP State AIDS Control Society and FHI (2001) Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection have emerged as important public health problems in India in recent times. HIV/AIDS is not only a public health problem but also an important developmental challenge.

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Summary Report: Health Care Provider Survey in Gujarat, India. DFID, Gujarat State AIDS Control Society and FHI (2001)

Summary Report: Health Care Provider Survey in Gujarat, India. DFID, Gujarat State AIDS Control Society and FHI (2001) Sexualy Transmitted Infections (STIs) have been a major public health problem in all the developing countries. India had a National STD Control Programme even before we got our independence. The issue of STI control, however, did not receive the due attention till the programme was merged with the National AIDS Control Programme developed after the emergence of HIV/AIDS as a significant public health problem. HIV/AIDS has now, very rightly, been recognised as an important developmental challenge with a potential to adversely affect the entire socio-economic infrastructure of the nation.

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Toolkit for HIV Prevention among Mobile Populations in the Greater Mekong Subregion. ADB and UNDP (2001)

Toolkit for HIV Prevention among Mobile Populations in the Greater Mekong Subregion. ADB and UNDP (2001) This is a toolkit to guide the management and implementation of HIV prevention programmes for mobile populations in the Greater Mekong Subregion. It will be used by people and organisations who already have some experience in HIV prevention, and are now ready to address the specific challenges of working with mobile populations. Specifically, the toolkit addresses ways to work with mobile groups of construction workers, truck drivers, seafarers and migrant sex workers.

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Consensus on Antiretroviral Treatment. Ministry of Health Malaysia, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (2001)

Consensus on Antiretroviral Treatment. Ministry of Health Malaysia, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (2001) Recent advances in the knowledge of HIV pathogenesis, the rapid development of potent antiretroviral agents coupled with the availability of more sensitive laboratory tools such as the viral load assays have greatly altered the management of HIV-infected patients. Guidelines for the use of the increasingly complex armamentarium of antiretroviral agents, including new classes of drugs, have been published in many parts of the developed world.

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HIV Prevention Needs and Successes: A Tale of Three Countries. UNAIDS (2001)

HIV Prevention Needs and Successes: A Tale of Three Countries. UNAIDS (2001) HIV prevention is necessary even in the presence of advanced antiretroviral thera- pies. The cost of the drugs, the limited access to these therapies (and to drugs for oppor- tunistic infections in general), and the development of drug resistance remain important issues, even in the wealthiest countries. In many areas, prevention programmes and information need to be strengthened as many people mistakenly view antiretroviral thera- pies as a cure and therefore continue to engage in risky behaviour.

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HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project: Project Design Document. AusAID (2000)

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project: Project Design Document. AusAID (2000) In 1999 the Government of the Peoples Republic of China (GoPRC) in Xinjiang-Uygur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) submitted a project proposal, Project Proposal on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, to the Australian Government (GoA) through the GoPRC Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MoFTEC) for funding through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The proposal was in response to Xinjiang having the second highest number of people with HIV/AIDS in PRC and the highest rate of increase.

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HIV-Related Opportunistic Diseases - UNAIDS Technical Update. UNAIDS (1998)

HIV-Related Opportunistic Diseases - UNAIDS Technical Update. UNAIDS (1998) Opportunistic diseases in a person with HIV are the products of two things: the person’s lack of immune defences caused by the virus, and the presence of microbes and other pathogens in our everyday environment.

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