GENDER and HIV/AIDS in the ASIA and PACIFIC REGION

Published: December 1, 2005

GENDER and HIV/AIDS in the ASIA and PACIFIC REGION

CONTENTS Page

I. Introduction    3

II.    Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region    3
     A.    Greater Mekong Sub-region    5
     B.    Pacific Islands    7

III. Factors fueling the HIV/AIDS pandemic    10
     1. Poverty    11
     2.    Gender discrimination    12
     3.    Violence against Women    14
     4.    Substance abuse    16
     5.    Movement of People    16

IV.    Effective approaches and lessons-learned    18
     A.    Good practices — examples from the Pacific Islands    18
     B.    Treating HIV/AIDS as a development issue    19
     C.    Commercial sex workers    20

V. Recommendations    21

VI. Concluding remarks    22

-Full text of report can be found at link below-

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