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HIV/AIDS among female sex workers, injecting drug users and men who have sex with men in Lebanon: results of the first biobehavioral surveysInternational AIDS Society, 2010Preventing HIV among at-risk groups can help to curb the spread of HIV to the general population. The objectives of this paper is to measure HIV prevalence and associated risk factors among female sex workers, injecting drug users (IDUs) and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lebanon. It also aims at investigating the prevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus among Lebanese IDUs.Document
Are HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men emerging in the Middle East and North Africa?: a systematic review and data synthesisPLoS Medicine, 2011Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).DocumentCaribbean Community Secretariat, 2010This publication, commissioned by CARICOM, is a desk review report of existing legislative frameworks affecting people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families in eleven countries in the Caribbean. The study highlights findings around stigma and discrimination and the legal frameworks as presented below:DocumentInternational Harm Reduction Association, 2009It is estimated that 15.9 million people inject drugs in 158 countries and territories around the world. Despite the proven efficacy of harm reduction interventions and endorsement by the UN bodies, uptake of strategies for harm reduction is inadequate.DocumentOpen Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network, 2009A decade after governments worldwide pledged to achieve a 'drug-free world', there is little evidence that the supply or demand of illicit drugs has been reduced. This digital book from the Open Society Institute argues that instead, aggressive drug control policies have led to increased incarceration for minor offenses, human rights violations, and disease.Document
HIV and AIDS in places of detention: a toolkit for policymakers, programme managers, prison officers and health care providers in prison settingsUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008In many countries, the groups most vulnerable to HIV are also groups at increased risk of criminalisation and incarceration, as many of the same social and economic conditions that increase vulnerability to HIV also increase vulnerability to imprisonment.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2008What do sexuality and policy have to do with each other? This issue of id21 insights considers the policies and politics that surround sexuality asking what enables sexual contact? What sets up the dynamics of relationships? And what will the consequences be?DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2006This document provides an overview of the burden and impact of HIV and AIDS in South African children and reviews the progress made in preventing HIV and mitigating its impacts on children and affected families.DocumentWorld Bank, 2007This document sets out the World Bank’s vision for tackling HIV and AIDS in Africa for the 5 years to 2011. The report recognises that there is no single pattern of HIV infection across sub-Saharan Africa, but a series of regional patterns, with some areas more acutely affected by HIV than others and even differences within countries.DocumentUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003This chapter, from the book HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories from the Community, examines the response to HIV and AIDS of faith-based organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. The paper explores the range of activities these organisations have undertaken.