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Lao People's Democratic Republic

Summary

Population (July 2011 est.): 6,477,211

Economic Indicators (2010 est.):
GDP (PPP): US$15.69 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): US$2,500

HIV estimates:
Number of people living with HIV (2009): 8,500
Adult (15-49) Prevalence Rate (2009): 0.2%
Women (15+) with HIV (2009): 3,500
AIDS deaths (2009): <200

Various sources, including UNAIDS.

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Published Resources

Books

  • Yamamoto,Tadashi and Satoko Itoh (eds), Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia, Japan Centre for International Exchange, 2006. [ Details... ]

Conference Proceedings

  • East Asian Regional Response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Commemorative Symposium on the Fifth Anniversary of the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit, Japan Centre for International Exchange, Tokyo, June 2005, 136 pp. (Also available at http://www.jcie.or.jp/books/abstracts/E/aids_conf.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • AFAO - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (ed.), Building Policy & Advocacy Capacity in Southeast Asia, AFAO Community Sector Workshop on HIV Treatments Access, Bankgkok, March 2004, AFAO, Bangkok, 17-19 March 2004, 82 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]

Journals

Journal Articles

  • Bennoun, Robert; Prudence Borthwick, 'Lifeskills and HIV/AIDS Education for Mekong Youth', Development Bulletin, no. 56, Development Studies Network, Australian National University, October 2001, pp. 83-86. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Hoenig, Henry, 'AIDS Threat Grows in Lao PDR', HIV/AIDS in the GMS: Bulletin for Preventive Education in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Originally published in the Balitmore Sun, 14 April 2004, no. 1, 2004, pp. 22-23. [ Details... ]
  • Villaneuva, Carmelita L., Bruce Ravesloot and Ngo Thanh Loan, 'HIV/AIDS in the GMS: Bulletin for Preventive Education in the Greater Mekong Subregion', no. 1, HIV/AIDS clearing House UNESCO, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand, 2004, p. 49. (Also available at http://www2.unescobkk.org/elib/publications/hiv_gms_bulletin/HIV_GMS_Vol1.pdf) [ Details... ]

Reports

  • Sex Work in Asia, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, July 2001, 38 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/D01A4265-A142-4E19-99AE-6CC7E44F995C/0 Sex_Work_in_Asia_July2001.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between The Kingdom of Cambodia, The People's Republic of China, The Lao People's Democratic Republic, The Kingdom of Thailand, The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and The Union of Myanmar, UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Project, 2001, 2 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Ministerial Statement: Second Asia-Pacific Ministerial Meeting on HIV/AIDS 11 July 2004, Bangkok Thailand, 11 July 2004, 4 pp. (Also available at http://www.ias.se/bangkok/admin/images/upload/573.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • HIV/AIDS Indicators Country Report: Lao People's Democratic Republic 2000/2001, This report is generated from the HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database (http://www.measuredhs.com/hivdata/start.cfm)., HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database, n/d, 9 pp. (Also available at http://www.measuredhs.com/hivdata/reports/pdf_temp B188EEFB-1143-E773-EB9949774AF5D973.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • A Hard Road: The Experiences of Mobile Populations in Accessing HIV/AIDS Care and Support Services within the Greater Mekong Subregion Countries of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, CARE, n/d, 70 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Aceijas, Carmen; Stimson, Gerry V; Hickman, Matthew; Rhodes, Tim; on behalf of the United Nations Reference Group on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care among IDU in Developing and Transitional Countries, Global Overview of Injecting Drug Use and HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users, AIDS. 18 (17): 2295-2303, November 19, 2004., Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (CRDHB), Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK, 2004, 8 pp. (Also available at http://www.aidsonline.com/pt/re/aids pdfhandler.00002030-200411190-00010.pdf;jsessionid= GftJKJb8n8v62ZFc6CRKT8QrD1ZmfpMXl42yvzTtLgMpQn2h8CZ1!-1734750035!-949856144!8091!-1) [ Details... ]
  • AHRN - Asian Harm Reduction Network, Scaling Up Provision of Anti-retrovirals to Injecting Drug Users and Non-injecting drug users in Asia, World Health Organization "3 x 5" initiative, AHRN, IHRA, WHO, Chiang Mai, 2004, 37 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Asia Pacific Ministerial Meeting, HIV/AIDS and Development in Asia and the Pacific: A Lengthening Shadow, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, 9-10 October 2001, 4 pp. (Also available at http://www.ahrn.net/library_upload/uploadfile/ICAAPMinisterialStatement.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Asia Pacific Ministerial Meeting, Ministerial Statement - Asia Pacific Ministerial Meeting: 9-10 October 2001, Asia Pacific Ministerial Meeting, Melbourne, 2001, 4 pp. (Also available at http://www.ahrn.net/library_upload/uploadfile/ICAAPMinisterialStatement.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Baden, Sally, Women, HIV/AIDS and Development: Towards Gender Appropriate Prevention Strategies in South-East Asia and the South Pacific, BRIDGE (development - gender), Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, October 1992, 59 pp. (Also available at http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports/re5c.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Bezziccheri, Sonia and Wayne Bazant, Drugs and HIV in South East Asia: A Review of Critical Geographic Areas of HIV/AIDS Infection among Injecting Drug Users and of National Programme Responses in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, February 2004, 65 pp. (Also available at http://www.unodc.un.or.th/drugsandhiv/publications/HIV_AIDS.PDF) [ Details... ]
  • Bowtell, William, Australia's Response to HIV/AIDS 1982-2005, Lowy Institute for International Policy, May 2005, 77 pp. (Also available at http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=289) [ Details... ]
  • Chatavanich, Supang, Mobility and HIV/AIDS in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Allan Beesey and Shakti Paul (Asian Research Center for Migration, Chulalongkorn University), Asian Development Bank, 2000, 145 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Commission on AIDS in Asia, Redefining AIDS in Asia: Crafting an Effective Response - Report of the Commission on AIDS in Asia, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 26 March 2008, 258 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Derks, Annuska, Combating Trafficking in South-East Asia: A Review of Policy and Programme Responses, IOM Migration Research Series No.2, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Geneva, 2000, 88 pp. (Also available at http://www.old.iom.int/documents/publication/en/mrs_2_2000.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • du Guerny, Jacques, Lee Nah Hsu et al., Introducing Governance into HIV/AIDS Programmes: People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme, Bangkok, June 2002, 40 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • FHI - Family Health International, What Drives HIV in Asia?: A Summary of Trends in Sexual and Drug-Taking Behaviours, FHI, 2001, 61 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Hagarty, Chris, Harm Reduction in Asia: Progress Towards Universal Access to Harm Reduction Services Among People Who Inject Drugs, Commissioned on behalf of The United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, March 2010, 230 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Hsu, Lee-Nah, HIV Policy Formation and Strategic Planning for the Communication, Transportation, Post, Construction and Tourism Sector- Lao People's Democratic Republic, Compiled by Michelle Rodolph, UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Project, October 2001, 28 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • National Committee for the Control of AIDS, Country Report: Lao People's Democratic Republic, UNAIDS, 2006, 17 pp. (Also available at http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2006/2006_country_progress_report_lao_en.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • National Committee for the Control of AIDS, UNGASS Country Report: Lao People's Democratic Republic, Reporting Period: January 2006 - December 2007, n/d, 9 pp. (Also available at http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2008/lao_2008_country_progress_report_en.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • National Committee for the Control of AIDS (Lao People's Democratic Republic), National Strategic and Action Plan on HIV/AIDS/STI 2006 -2010 (Fifth Draft), July 2005, 33 pp. (Also available at http://www.youandaids.org/Asia%20Pacific%20at%20a%20Glance/Lao%20PDR National%20Strategic%20and%20Action%20Plan%20(2006-2010)%20Laos%20PDR.doc) [ Details... ]
  • Paxton, Susan and Paul L. Janssen, AusAID GIPA Scoping Report, Final, Australian Agency for International Development Health Resource Facility, Turner, December 2009, 76 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • POLICY Project, HIV/AIDS in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, & Viet Nam, Current Situation, Future Projections, Socioeconomic Impacts, and Recommendations, POLICY Project, June 2003, 64 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/generalreport/ACF1B3.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Rampal, Krishna Gopal, HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in ASEAN, Report of ILO-ASEAN Study on Initiatives on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in the ASEAN Region, International Labour Organization, December 2005, 59 pp. (Also available at http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/trav/aids/publ/asean.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Reid, G. & the Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN), The Hidden Epidemic: A Situation Assessment of Drug Use in South East and East Asia in the Context of HIV Vulnerability, AHRN, February 1998. (Also available at http://www.chr.asn.au/resources/libraryservices/docdownload/hiddenepidemic list#309) [ Details... ]
  • Reid, G; and Costigan, G., Revisiting 'the Hidden Epidemic': a situation assessment of drug use in Asia in the context of HIV/AIDS, The Centre for Harm Reduction, The Burnet Institute, The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public Health, Fairfield, January 2002. (Also available at http://www.chr.asn.au/resources/libraryservices/docdownload/revisiting/list) [ Details... ]
  • Save the Children UK (Development Dialogue Team), Young People and HIV/AIDS: Responding to the New Asian Crisis, Save the Children UK, London, 2001, 43 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Stephens, David, Law and Policy Review July 2009, HAARP - HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Regional Program; United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS for the Asia Pacific, July 2009, 55 pp. (Also available at http://www.ausaid.gov.au/keyaid/hivaids/pdfs/haarp_lawandpolicy.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • TREAT Asia, MSM and HIV/AIDS Risk in Asia: What Is Fueling the Epidemic Among MSM and How Can It Be Stopped?, TREAT Asia (amfAR - Foundation for AIDS Research), August 2006, 85 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UN Regional Task Force on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Issues for South East Asia, UN Regional Task Force on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, April 2001, 25 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Need for Concerted Action on AIDS Responses: Country-Specific Findings, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, April 2004, 122 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP - South East Asia HIV and Development Project; ASEAN Secretariat; World Vision International, Building Regional HIV Resilience Along the ASEAN Highway Network, UNDP, August 2004, 36 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme, Mapping Made Easy: A Guide to Understanding and Responding to HIV Vulnerability, UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank, UN World Food Programme, Family Health International, USAID, International Organization for Migration, World Vision International, October 2004, 66 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme and FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, African-Asian Agriculture Against AIDS, Building Regional HIV Resilience, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme; FAO, Bangkok; Rome, April 2004, 48 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Project, Mae Chan Workshop on Integrated Community Mobilization Towards Effective Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care, May 2001, 29 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, RETA 6247: HIV/AIDS Vulnerability and Risk Reduction Among Ethnic Minority Groups Through Communication Strategies in the Greater Mekong Subregion, ADB Technical Assistance Consultant's Report, ADB - Asian Development Bank, Bangkok, June 2008, 105 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, EDUCAIDS: Towards a Comprehensive Education Sector Response - A Framework for Action, UNESCO, Paris, September 2006, 25 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, The Buddhist Leadership Initiative, UNICEF, August 2003, 18 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations; AusAID, Saving Our Future: Multiministerial Action Guide: HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCAP, 2003, 140 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNRTF - United Nations Regional Task Force Secretariat and UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok, HIV/AIDS & Mobility in South-East Asia: Rapid Assessment, UNRTF Secretariat; UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok, Bangkok, 2008, 39 pp. (Also available at http://www.undp.org/asia/asean-un-2008-report.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Urwitz, Viveca and Anders Nyman, Report on The Mekong Partnership and Beyond: A follow up of the components for Swedish support in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China (Yunnan Province), Laos and Vietnam, Health Division Document 2002:5, SIDA2124en, SIDA - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Stockholm, 2002, 116 pp. (Also available at http://www.sida.se/Sida/articles/16400-16499/16427/HDD2002-5[1].pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region, WHO - World Health Organization, 2001, 100 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region 2003, World Health Organization, 2004, 120 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/11ED3283-9821-43BE-9B73-B3444A3DADE6/0 HIV_AIDS_Asia_Pacific_Region2003.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO/WPRO - World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Promoting Condoms in Clinics for Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Practical Guide for Programme Planners and Managers, WHO - World Health Organization, 2001, 37 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/6D45E1A0-79B5-4FFC-B94D-389A59BC9744/0 Promoting_condoms_in_clinics_STI.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • World Health Organization - Western Pacific Regional Office, Status and Trends of STI, HIV/AIDS At the End of the Millennium, World Health Organization - Western Pacific Regional Office, Manila, 1999, 111 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/72F8FAE0-9F6A-4F5A-86DE-7363CCCEFCA3/0 Status_and_Trends_of_STI_HIV_AIDS.pdf#search= %22pacific%20islands%20seafarers%20a%20study%20on%20hiv%2Faids%20and%20sti%20related%20behaviour%22) [ Details... ]

Sources used to compile this entry: UNAIDS; World Bank World Development Indicators Database.

Prepared by: susan chong