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This volume represents an important contribution to fi ll the knowledge gap in this area. Following on the steps of the previous volumes in the Human Development Perspectives series, it summarizes the existing evidence about the causes and consequences of those behaviors, as well as about interventions aimed at preventing them from a broad range of sources.
This Report’s central focus is the search for female-initiated prevention options. Today, there are only three ongoing efficacy trials of biomedical prevention strategies—and all of them involve vaginal microbicides. These trials are being tracked with interest and concern, in large part because of adherence challenges in some recent studies. Whether positive or not, the results will shape the field.
The current publication helps intended users in considering ‘what’ are some effective or promising strategies to consider. It does not provide detailed guidance on ‘how to’ implement them. It intentionally focuses on specific forms of violence that are most common in women’s lives globally, that are most relevant for the HIV epidemic, and for which there is more evidence on promising interventions: intimate partner violence, sexual violence by non-partners and violence experienced by women in selected key populations, such as sex workers.
In December 2013, there were 358 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory (SACCL) and reported to the HIV and AIDS Registry. This is 22% higher compared to the same period last year (n=293 in 2012).
Keywords: HIV, new cases, epidemic trends, PLHIV, mode of transmission, youth, children, adolescents
In the current fourth phase of National AIDS Control Programme (NACP-IV), Department of AIDS Control is planning to scale up HIV prevention interventions among hijras/TG people. The aim of this research synthesis was to summarise the current information on the prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the extent and contexts behind sexual risk behaviours among MtF transgender populations. This synthesis is expected to inform current and future actions to address the HIV/STI-related health needs of MtF transgender populations, and contribute to fine-tuning HIV programme and research agenda.
Collecting and reporting high-quality results on the AIDS response are important elements of our agenda for shared responsibility and global solidarity. UNAIDS is determined to support you in this endeavour and has prepared these guidelines toward this end. I invite you to submit your monitoring data, HIV estimates and a narrative report for the year 2013 by 31 March 2014. The results of your next round of reporting will be used to inform several reports in 2014, including the UNAIDS Global Report.
Since gaining independence in 2002, the people and State of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste have strived towards greater political and socio-economic development. This collective optimism is evidenced in the National Development Plan (2011-2030), which highlights the need for development of social capital in areas including education and training, health and social inclusion.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL or Commission) is tasked with the difficult mandate of addressing human rights issues in a country emerging from decades of intrastate conflict. While HRCSL data indicates that since the end of the civil war in May 2009, complaints related to violations of civil liberties have decreased;1 there is still considerable pressure from national and international human rights advocates, for Sri Lanka to address rights violations that occurred during the conflict. In post-conflict Sri Lanka, the HRCSL faces an increasing number of complaints regarding school admissions, land problems and government inactivity.
Since 2010, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR or Commission) has embarked on several initiatives to define its human rights programs on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and HIV. This report looks into the progress that the CHR has made in the areas of SOGI and HIV, maps out potential challenges it may encounter, and proposes actions to help the Commission move forward.
This report reviews rights reporting mechanisms and organizations with a mandate to address human rights in Pakistan, with a view to considering the availability and accessibility of such mechanisms for the community of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
This report will consider the newly established National Commission for Human Rights, State institutions with a human rights mandate and a small number of non-governmental bodies with a human rights mandate. The scope of this report does not extend to consider rights reporting mechanisms to the extent they are available through police and law enforcement agencies.