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Globe Has to Create "Enabling Environment" in Prevention of HIV/AIDS: Sri Lanka

June 10, 2011

"The establishment of an enabling environment remains a critical part of our interventions" against HIV/AIDS, Dr. G. Weerasinghe of Sri Lanka's National STD/AIDS Control Program said Thursday at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS. "It is an important dimension in achieving the universal accessibility to prevention, care and treatment services for HIV." He noted the existence of a "window of opportunity" to quell HIV's spread among highly impacted populations. "In this context, my country has introduced specific prevention efforts among the groups with high-risk behaviors, such as female sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men, vulnerable youth in tourist areas and migrant employees," Weerasinghe said.

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Xinhua News Agency

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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