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UNESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and AUSAID - The Australian Government's Overseas Aid Program
HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories from the Community
Description of Work
United Nations, Bangkok, April 2003, 140 pp

The main authors were Mr Stephen Grosse Rüschkamp, Ms Ema Naito, Ms Marilyn Piels and Ms Laura Skolnik, with case study contributions by Mr Romen Bose and Mr Kim Ganglip.

Reproduced with UNESCAP's kind permission.


"Several broad development issues feature significantly in the spread of HIV in Asia and the Pacific. These dynamics include poverty, gender inequality, low levels of education, population mobility, and a lack of access to basic services and opportunities. There is also a lack of information about HIV/AIDS, especially among young people and other vulnerable groups such as sex workers and their clients, injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, and mobile populations. Immediate action to address the issues faced by vulnerable groups can change the pathway towards death and destruction.
'HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories from the Community' touches upon these dynamics; its shares positive ideas and creates solutions for action to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. This is a collection of stories of community partners working together: individuals, civil society organizations, governments and donors. The collection includes inspiring local responses to the challenges of HIV/AIDS. It covers HIV prevention. It also includes stories on care and support for people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS."

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  • Emerging Social Issues Division, UNESCAP, 'For Goodness Sake!: Asia-Pacific Faith-Based Organizations Battle HIV/AIDS', in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories From the Community, UNESCAP, 2003, p. 9. [ PDF File | Details... ]