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Health in the Middle East: HIV prevention is hindered in the United Arab Emirates

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.970-b (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:970
  1. Louise T Lambert, registered psychologist (ltlamber@yahoo.com)
  1. PO Box 936, Falher, AB, Canada T0H 1M0

    EDITOR—The national policy for HIV/AIDS of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lacks implementation strategies (www.moh.gov.ae/moh_site/prev_med/anbk/s19.htm). There is a political reluctance to identify high risk groups and debate AIDS.1 Instead, authorities rely on mandatory HIV testing. HIV positive nationals are barred from government employment, educational institutions, and drawing on the marriage fund, contravening the regulations of the International …

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