Responses to an emerging threat: HIV/AIDS policy in Pakistan

Omar A. Khan, Adnan A. Hyder

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A decade has passed since the discovery of HIV in Pakistan. In the presence of a susceptible population, 'high-risk' behaviours and potential for further spread, the policies and programmes addressing HIV/AIDS need to be further developed. This paper explores the response to HIV/AIDS in Pakistan and describes the contributions of the public and private sectors towards AIDS prevention. A review of contextual and social factors of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan is followed by a structural analysis of the response, an assessment of the impact, and policy recommendations for a more integrated approach to this emerging threat. The conclusion calls for better epidemiological information on HIV/AIDS in the country, development of proactive, evidence-based policies, and socially appropriate implementation of prevention and care measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Policy and Planning
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

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Pakistan
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS
HIV
threat
Private Sector
structural analysis
Public Sector
risk behavior
social factors
private sector
public sector
Population
evidence

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  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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In: Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2001, p. 214-218.

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Khan, OA & Hyder, AA 2001, 'Responses to an emerging threat: HIV/AIDS policy in Pakistan', Health Policy and Planning, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 214-218.
Khan, Omar A. ; Hyder, Adnan A. / Responses to an emerging threat : HIV/AIDS policy in Pakistan. In: Health Policy and Planning. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 214-218.
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