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Bishkek to host interparliamentary conference on HIV prevention.

The fourth interparliamentary conference of Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan on HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States.  prevention legislative framework will be held in Bishkek on October 6-7.The parliamentarians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations are expected to attend the event.The conference participants will familiarize themselves with practical implementation of the harm reduction program. They will visit the syringe exchange centers and methadone treatment sites in correctional institutions.The participants of the conference will exchange experience on improvement of HIV and AIDS legislation.The final resolution is expected to be adopted by the participants and concrete steps on further improvement of the legislative framework pertaining to HIV prevention in Central Asia will be identified.The interparliamentary conference is conducted by AIDS Control Project in Central Asia, World Bank, UK DFID DFID Department For International Development (UK) , UNAIDS UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS , UNODC UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , UNDP UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDP UniĆ³n Nacional para la Democracia y el Progreso (National Union for Democracy and Progress) 
 Program on Support to the Kyrgyz Government in Response to HIV.

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Date:Oct 5, 2009
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