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Title: Review of the Myanmar national AIDS programme 2006
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The National AIDS Programme with support from WHO and participation by UNAIDS and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), conducted an external review of the national health response to HIV/AIDS from 27 March to 7 April 2006 as part of the process of development of the National Strategic Plan 2006-2010. A general finding of the review was that significant progress had been made in the prevention and control of HIV and sexually- transmitted infections. The magnitude of the epidemic had been recognized and efforts to respond to it had indicated strong commitments of many partners to focus prevention, care and support efforts on the most vulnerable populations. Approximately, 1.3% of the adult population in Myanmar is infected with HIV. As in other Asian countries, HIV is highest in groups with high-risk behaviour; these include sex workers, injecting drug users and men who have sex with men. An analysis of trends in surveillance data among pregnant women and military recruits indicates that the HIV epidemic peaked in 2000 and began to decline thereafter.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
Gov't Doc #: SEA-AIDS-169
ISBN: 9290222832
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