Responses to an emerging threat: HIV/AIDS policy in Pakistan
Health Policy and Planning
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.
Khan, O., & Hyder, A. (2001). Responses to an emerging threat: HIV/AIDS policy in Pakistan. Health Policy and Planning, 16 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/16.2.214