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Bhutan - HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Control Project (English)

The HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Control Project for Bhutan aims to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission among the general population, in particular among groups with high-risk sexual behaviors. Key outcome indicators include increases in the percentage of persons reporting condom use with last non-regular sex partner and percentage of patients with selected STIs at health care facilities who are appropriately treated accordingly to the updated national guidelines. The Project has four components. Component 1 - Prevention of HIV/AIDS and STIs will promote political and societal leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, improve community knowledge and attitudes about HIV prevention, promote risk-reducing behaviors amongst priority groups, and increase access to condoms. Component 2 - Institutional strengthening and building capacity will enhance the ability of national institutions to lead the fight against HIV through training and technical assistance, and will strengthen laboratory and blood transfusion services. Component 3 - Care, support and treatment of AIDS and STIs will establish voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services, strengthen management of STIs and HIV/AIDS (comprehensive care and treatment approach, including introduction of anti-retroviral therapy), and improve infection control and waste management in health facilities. Component 4 - Strategic information for HIV/AIDS and STIs will promote evidence based decision making by improving health information management, strengthening operation research capacity, instituting monitoring and evaluation and second generation surveillance systems.


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    Bhutan - HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Control Project

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    HIV/AIDS; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus; AIDS awareness; AIDS campaigns; AIDS consequences; AIDS disease; AIDS infection rates; AIDS information; AIDS interventions; AIDS mitigation; AIDS prevalence; AIDS prevention activities; AIDS prevention programs; AIDS vaccine; AIDS vaccine efficacy; AIDS vaccine research; Disease complications & sequelae; Disease prevention & control; Disease reporting; Disease risk factors; HIV impact on poor; HIV infected people; HIV prevention behaviors; HIV transmission; Sexually transmitted disease management; Sexually transmitted disease care; High risk sexual behavior; Information dissemination; Training programs; Blood transfusions; Institutional strengthening; Laboratory tests; Hazardous waste management; Medical wastes; Health counseling; Health information systems; Operations research; Second generation computers; Surveillance systems



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Bhutan - HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Control Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.