Regional Consultation on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

Evidence, lessons and recommendations for action in South-East Asia

8-11 October 2007, Bangkok, Thailand

Of the approximately 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2006, an estimated 4 million people were in the South-East Asia Region. High malnutrition rates are persisting in the South-East Asia Region where food is often identified as most immediately and critically needed by people living with HIV/AIDS and others affected by the pandemic.

Scaling-up care and antiretroviral therapy cannot be addressed without planning for appropriate nutrition. Governments are currently grappling with a range of programme and policy challenges related to food, nutrition and HIV/AIDS. Building on global experiences and knowledge, this consultation will recognize the status and extent of the problem in SEAR, and will propose, both, technical and operational plans to address it.

About the Consultation

Technical backgrounders

Particpants´ Statement

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