Open discussion would not be an apt description of the way in which HIV/AIDS has been tackled within Palestinian society. There has long been a lack of discussion and dialogue on the issues surrounding the epidemic. Although the West Bank and Gaza has only a few reported cases, it is impossible to gauge the exact statistics and it remains vitally important for people, particularly the young, to be fully aware of the issues surrounding this global epidemic and the measures that can be taken against infection.
The data available for the oPt shows that the incidence rate of HIV/AIDS is low. The challenge is to maintain the low incidence levels, build awareness on prevention, and provide assistance to the PA for a multi-sectoral approach to combating HIV/AIDS in the future.more
Projects and Initiatives
The programme focuses on prevention of HIV and AIDS in the oPt and vulnerability reduction with most at risk population groups as well as strengthening the capacities and systems of the national counterparts in order to provide stronger response. Access to treatment will be increased through this programme.more