Civil Society Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Policy in Nicaragua, Senegal, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam

Civil Society Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Policy in Nicaragua, Senegal, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam

In both wealthy and impoverished nations, marginalized groups — injected-drug users, sex workers, homosexuals, prisoners, and ethnic minorities — are frequently excluded from the design, implementation, and evaluation of national HIV/AIDS policies and programs, a new report from the Open Society Institute's Public Health Watch Program finds. The report, Civil Society Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Policy in Nicaragua, Senegal, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam (60 pages, PDF), concludes that governments and international agencies must do more to hear the concerns and address the needs of such groups, as well as to help them with treatment, care, and support.