HIV/AIDS

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Responding to the HIV Epidemic in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s HIV crisis Ethiopia’s first cases of HIV were reported in 1986 and the disease rapidly spread. By 2009, an estimated 1.1 million Ethiopians were living with HIV but the country had limited resources and capacity to address the epidemic. In the late 1990s the Government launched a majormore

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Kyrgyzstan: Protecting the privacy and dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS

By Larisa Bashmakova and Jyldyz Kuvatova Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – When he learned that he had acquired HIV from injecting drugs, 35-year-old Mirlan (not his real name) sought help from the Regional AIDS Prevention Centre in Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan. One day in 2005, television reporters showed up with amore

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Nepal census recognizes third gender for the first time

Nepal has just completed its first national census that officially includes a third option in the gender categories that citizens can select, opening the way for stronger recognition of sexual and gender minority rights in provision of public services. Official recognition of third gender rightsmore

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India: Social protection for people living with HIV

Thirty-five year old Harihar Babu had a comfortable job as a taxi driver earning Rupees 10,000-12,000 every month. He travelled frequently, driving passengers all over his home state of Chhattisgarh in central India. But all this changed in 2007 when he and his wife tested HIV positive. “I thoughtmore

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Improving the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS in the Pacific

J.* learned she was HIV-positive when she was tested during an antenatal care visit. She returned to her village in Fiji and disclosed her status to her mother. Because of stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, her mother rejected her and she was ultimately forced to leave her community and home. Shemore

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