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ASIA: Breaking down legal barriers to HIV information access
9 February 2012 (PlusNews ), While a number of Asian and Pacific countries are addressing legal barriers to accessing HIV information and treatment, there is still a gap between policy and implementation, say officials.
LAOS: Looming threat of "catching up" on HIV prevalence
2 December 2011 (PlusNews ), Kinoy Phongdeth, 34, was one of the first four people given antiretrovirals (ARVs) when the medication initially arrived in Laos in 2003. Now, there are 1,600 people on treatment and the number is expected to jump to 7,000 by 2015, according to the government.
LAOS: Keeping the lid on HIV
1 February 2007 (PlusNews ), Being sexually active couldn't be more natural for Wath Jommanevong, 27, who hopes to marry one day when he has enough money. "I like sex. Sex is good," he said with a grin, standing beside his three-wheeled taxi or 'samlor' on the streets of the Laotian capital, Vientiane. "Sometimes the sex is free. Sometimes you pay."
LAOS: Regional Buddhist HIV outreach programme making an impact
30 January 2007 (PlusNews ), A unique outreach programme based on the teachings of Buddhism is playing a significant role in supporting those living with HIV/AIDS in Laos and other countries of the Mekong region - the Yunnan Province of southern China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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