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Pacific HIV response gets international attention

Friday 22 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President of the Republic of Fiji delivering the opening address at the ICAAP Pacific satellite session in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

A packed Pacific satellite session at the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bangkok, Thailand this week catapulted Pacific perspectives, data and successes onto the international stage.

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Prisoner health is public health

21 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Rebecca Winter presents findings from the Health in Prisoners in Fiji study at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Despite the considerable progress on HIV and STI education and prevention programmes in Fiji, there can be even more progress made if people in prisons are included. This was one of the key findings highlighted by the first-ever longitudinal study addressing ways to improve prisoner health and, importantly, the health of communities to which they return after prison.

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Our Voyage: celebrating the response to HIV in the Pacific

Friday 8 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Luke Nayasa, HIV advocate and Fiji Network Plus (FJN+) member, with his family outside their home in Fiji. With funding from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, FJN+ improves the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families by providing access to social support networks and training and employment opportunities.

The launch of the photography book Our Voyage: Stories of Triumph in the Response to HIV and other STIs in the Pacific on Monday 11 November will mark a number of significant achievements as a result of support from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, a grant funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments and managed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Public Health Division.


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The final frontier: sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific

Thursday 29 August 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Members of Vanuatu's MSM community show off their new t-shirts, provided to participants after a Wan Smolbag focus group discussion on the organisation's popular Love Patrol TV series. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of many groups at risk of poor sexual health and wellbeing.

The rights of groups at risk of poor sexual health will be a key part of the development of the Pacific Sexual Health and Wellbeing Shared Agenda 2014–2018; an enhanced approach to improving the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women in the Pacific.

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Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of treatments among people living with HIV in the PICTs

27 June 2013 –

President of Fiji Ratu Epeli Nailatikau launching the report in Suva, Fiji on 27 June 2013 as research team leader Ms Hilary Gorman looks on

This study, launched in Fiji on 27 June 2013, describes the treatment experiences of HIV-positive people from Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Samoa and Solomon Islands, and involved People Living with HIV (PLHIV) as peer researchers in carrying out the research.

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