Forty-first session

WPR/RC41.R7

AIDS including Sexually Transmitted Diseases

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Annual Report on AIDS, including sexually transmitted diseases; *

         Noting with concern the continuous spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Region;

         Noting that the pattern of HIV transmission differs between countries and areas in the Region;

         Realizing that heterosexual transmission and transmission through intravenous drug abuse are increasing rapidly;

         Noting the integration of the Programme of Sexually Transmitted Diseases into the Global Programme on AIDS in the Regional Office;

  1. ENDORSES the integration of the Programme of Sexually Transmitted Diseases with the Global Programme on AIDS;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to give high priority to establishing or strengthening national policies and programmes on prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases in close cooperation, integrating them where appropriate, with the national AIDS prevention and control programme;
    (2) to take action to implement resolution WHA43.10 on Women, children and AIDS;
    (3) to strengthen the surveillance and reporting of HIV infection, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases;
    (4) to strengthen health promotion and counselling services;
    (5) to take appropriate measures to prevent discrimination against persons with HIV infection, AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to cooperate with Member States in their efforts for the prevention and control of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases;
    (2) to coordinate the mobilization of external resources to supplement the contributions of Member States to the prevention and control of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases;
    (3) to report annually to the Regional Committee on the regional situation of HIV infection, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

* WPR/RC41/3 Rev.1

13 September 1990


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