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Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa : A Window of Opportunity to Act

ACCESS TO CONDOMS ACCESS TO INTERVENTIONS ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME ADVOCACY EFFORTS AIDS CASES AT-RISK GROUPS AWARENESS RAISING BEHAVIORAL SURVEILLANCE BILATERAL DONORS BLOOD DONORS BREASTFEEDING CHILDBIRTH COMMERCIAL SEX COMMERCIAL SEX WORK COMMERCIAL SEX WORKER CONDOM CONDOM USE CRIME DISEASES DRUG USER DRUGS ECONOMIC CONDITIONS EFFECTIVE PREVENTION EPIDEMICS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE FAMILIES FAMILY HEALTH FAMILY MEMBERS HARM REDUCTION HEALTH HEALTH EXPENDITURES HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH SERVICES HEPATITIS C HIGH RISK OF INFECTION HIGH-RISK HIGH-RISK GROUPS HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS HIV HIV INFECTION HIV INFECTIONS HIV PREVENTION HIV TESTING HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS IMMUNODEFICIENCY INJECTING DRUG USE INJECTING DRUG USERS INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTION INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS LIFE EXPECTANCY LIFESTYLES LOW PREVALENCE MALARIA MEDICAL CARE MEDICAL RESEARCH MIGRANTS MIGRATION MOTHER-TO-CHILD MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION MULTIPLE SEX PARTNERS NEW INFECTIONS NUMBER OF AIDS DEATHS NUTRITION PANDEMIC PARENTHOOD FEDERATION PATIENTS PREVALENCE RATE PREVALENCE RATES PREVENTION EFFORTS PREVENTION INTERVENTIONS PRISONS PRIVATE PROVIDERS PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC HEALTH REDUCTION IN TRANSMISSION REFUGEES RELIGIOUS LEADERS RISK BEHAVIORS RISK FACTORS RISK OF INFECTION RISK POPULATIONS RISK TAKING SAFE NEEDLES SAVINGS SCHOOLS SCREENING SEX WITH MEN SEX WORKER SEXUAL ACTIVITIES SEXUAL EDUCATION SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT STIS SUBSIDIARY SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES SURVEILLANCE DATA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TUBERCULOSIS UNAIDS UNEMPLOYMENT VERTICAL TRANSMISSION VIOLENCE VOLUNTARY COUNSELING VULNERABLE GROUPS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YOUNG ADULTS YOUTH
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa
2012-06-07T20:02:37Z | 2012-06-07T20:02:37Z | 2005

This document presents the rationale for addressing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (including Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen), and the Bank's strategic choices in supporting countries to prevent the spread of the disease. As one of the shocks that can drive households into abject poverty, HIV/AIDS has the potential to impede, and even reverse, development if not addressed early enough. Prevalence levels in the MENA region are low, compared to other areas, but recent evidence indicates that infection rates are increasing. Greater investments to improve HIV/AIDS advocacy, develop an information base, and implement prevention strategies among high-risk groups are needed, before prevalence levels reach epidemic proportions. Through investments in these areas, the region can avoid the increase in human suffering a widespread epidemic could bring, and preserve the benefits of national and regional development investments put in place by governments, and development partners. This regional strategy clarifies the role of the Bank in confronting the epidemic, based on a review of regional and national needs, and responses to those needs, as well as the areas in which the Bank is best positioned to support countries' efforts.

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