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Title: The global AIDS strategy
Other Titles: La Stratégie mondiale de lutte contre le SIDA
La Estrategia mundial contra el SIDA
Authors: World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Sets out a revised and expanded framework for national and international action needed to give the world a better chance of bringing the AIDS pandemic under control and coping with the millions of adults and children already infected. The new strategy, which was developed by the WHO Global Programme on AIDS in collaboration with dozens of experts around the world, maps out technically valid and ethically sound lines of action to be followed by all partners in the global effort against AIDS in the years ahead. In line with improved knowledge of HIV infection, its epidemiology, and measures for control, the global AIDS strategy has been revised and expanded to reflect new priorities, new approaches to enduring problems, new challenges, and a greatly heightened sense of urgency. Changes in the strategy respond to the rapid emergence of heterosexual intercourse as the dominant mode of transmission, the swelling number of AIDS orphans, the increased risk of infection seen in disadvantaged groups, and the added burden of the parallel tuberculosis epidemic. The strategy also responds to the need to treat other sexually transmitted diseases, which greatly increase the risk of transmission, to upgrade the social and legal status of women, and to plan immediately for the pandemics devastating impact on social and economic development. Specific measures proposed range from the creation of an environment in which mutual fidelity and the use of condoms are the social norms, through support to all groups that can help women protect themselves, to the provision of humane care that, at the minimum, includes pain relief and treatment for common opportunistic infections. Key projections for the year 2000 include 5-10 million children born infected with HIV, a 5-10% drop in life expectancy in certain African countries, and an estimated 10 million AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa alone. The book also projects that, by the mid to late 1990s, more Asians than Africans will be infected each year
Description: 23 p.
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
World Health
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: AIDS and its Control
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39900
Other Identifiers: 9241210117
5225019447 (Russian)
Other Language Versions: English
English
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