Reversing the Tide: Priorities for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Asia

By Joana Godinho; Adrian Renton et al. | Go to book overview

APPENDIX C
The Strategic and Regulatory
Framework for HIV/AIDS
Prevention in Central Asia

This section reviews approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention and control that are supported or even implemented through legislative and regulatory policy in Central Asia. These are primarily directed through the public health systems, but they involve multisectoral components as befits a multisectoral health challenge. The study considers funding for these approaches, vis-à-vis existing limited evidence as to costs and cost-effectiveness, and where applicable, best practices from other regions.

The policy environment of all five Central Asia Republics regarding HIV/AIDS prevention reflects the previous history of Soviet approaches to communicable diseases. The moral climate related to HIV within the Central Asia Republics depends greatly on religion, economic disruption, the rule of law, and the influence of health over policing policies. This climate has changed considerably since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, but further policy support for tolerance, human rights protections, and appropriate medical and social support for HIV-related medical conditions is needed.

Drug-related laws seem to shy away from specific criminalization for drug use, while making the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs a crime. This sets the stage for both repression and corruption. It also creates a situation in which injecting drug users (IDUs) are segregated from medical and social support systems, allowing HIV infection to become more and more concentrated until it bridges through sexual networks outside the IDU community. In terms of policy on IDU approaches, it is necessary as a priority widespread adoption of harm reduction approaches. These include non-specialized, decentralized, and more freely available substitution therapy for drug use. For this to occur, legislative change is necessary to liberalize the use of methadone and other substitution drugs, perhaps even including medically administered heroin. Narcology Centers should not be the only places authorized to provide this treatment. Needle exchange needs legalization and

-115-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Reversing the Tide: Priorities for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Asia
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 186

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.