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Ten-year-old National HIV Policy to be reviewed

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 10:18 AM

The Government says the ten-year-old National HIV Policy is to be reviewed. 

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, announced this week that the Cabinet has approved the decision. 

She said the HIV Policy, was developed in 2005, at a time when the epidemic was generalised.

However, she says epidemiology data, indicates that pockets of concentration are among certain groups.

Senator Falconer says based on new evidence, it has become necessary to develop a policy that will guide implementation of HIV interventions, particularly among key groups. 

Falconer further explained that the HIV Policy revision will provide an enhanced framework direction and guidelines for interventions to persons infected with, and affected by HIV.

She did not say for how long the review will last or by when the new policy will be ready.