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Effective Responses to Regional Issues – A Pacific Perspective on HIV

Jowitt, Anita L. (2002) Effective Responses to Regional Issues – A Pacific Perspective on HIV. [Conference Proceedings]

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As statistics indicate, HIV is now ‘a citizen of the Pacific’. Papua New Guinea is facing an epidemic in its capital, Port Moresby. Some other countries in the region are also noticing rapid increases in detected cases of HIV. Given the lack of resources that are committed to the detection of HIV (and rumours about lack of reporting detected cases) in the Pacific, the reported cases are but the tip of the iceberg. Even if, by lucky chance, there are only a low number of infections in some Pacific countries, this is no excuse for complacency. There are a number of indicators of potential risk which suggest that HIV is a significant contemporary threat to the Pacific region. For most Pacific island countries there still exists a chance to prevent HIV from having a significant impact.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 04:32
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 04:32

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