30
Apr

Abstracts of papers on HIV and drug use in Myanmar / Burma at the international harm reduction conference

Here are the abstracts of three important papers being presented this week in Vancouver at the 17th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm. If the authors would be so kind as to send their papers to [him] the moderator will attach or post them.

27
Apr

Still confusion over Burma’s new UN and NGO guidelines

You remember that [him] reported a lot of confusion over the new guidelines in February.
http://www.hivinfo4mm.org/blog/_archives/2006/2/15/1760276.html
The [him] moderator has looked at the attached guidelines and can see why one might be confused. Thanks to the Online Burma Library for posting them.
http://www.burmalibrary.org/new.php

25
Apr

MSI funding for Myanmar

The big news here is not that grossly overfunded Vietnam has more funding, but that MSI Myanmar has new funding. Congratulations and best of luck to MSI staff and beneficiaries.
He notes that voluntary counselling and testing appears to be viewed here as a prevention activity. It has never been proven to be effective for primary prevention of HIV infection. VCT should be seen as an entry point for care.

3
Apr

Web radio programme on HIV in Myanmar

The [him] moderator will try to put the podcast on this blog.

3
Apr

US assistance to Burma

“… $2 million provided to organizations inside Burma to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases …”

2
Apr

Global Fund funds new health posts near the border

The Global fund has opened and operated nothing. It is, as its name suggests, a fund. The Royal Thai government opened and operates these posts.

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