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By Jai P Narain

This quantity discusses the various advances in HIV study, new tasks and their promise for software within the Asian sector. It highlights the serious want for nationwide dedication and sufficient assets, and for addressing the underlying HIV-risk comparable behaviours and vulnerabilities. The members additionally study the idea that of entire care - from domestic and from the group to the institutional point - in addition to supplying modern info on HIV drug and vaccine improvement.

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To provide comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS-infected persons and their families, a continuum of care model is being promoted. This extends across various levels of the health care system, linking facilities such as hospitals at state/provincial and district levels, health centres and village health posts, as well as families in their homes through supportive community networks. Therefore, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, integrated into all levels of the health care system, helps in the management of important HIV-associated opportunistic infections such as TB, fungal infections and diarrhoea, and to fulfil the needs of people with HIV/AIDS in terms of their medical, psychological and social needs.

2001b). At the same time, it has been pointed out that household studies tend to underestimate the impact because they fail to capture the most seriously affected households, which had disintegrated before the study commenced (Whiteside 2002). Still, rural household studies bring important insight into the HIV impact and coping strategies of surveyed families. ). Private Business Sector: HIV/AIDS and Workplace Conflict As the vast majority of people living with HIV/AIDS are in the prime of their working lives, between the ages of 15 and 49, the epidemic can have an impact on labour and set back economic activity (Asian Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS 2002; UNAIDS 2002a).

In over two decades of dealing with HIV/AIDS, the international community has come to realise that there are more aspects to the epidemic than health. In the worst affected countries of the world, HIV/ AIDS has influenced all sectors of society by making economies stumble and undermining human security (International Crisis Group 2001; UNAIDS 2003). The economic and security dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Asian countries are not fully understood, but as HIV/AIDS continues to spread in Asia, it is important to understand its potential impact on various sectors beyond health.

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