Greater Involvement of People Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS (GIPA) is a concept, which involves theoretical and practical principles to involve People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in various development activities at all levels. UNV has implemented GIPA projects in a number of different countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and in South-East Asia. These UNV GIPA projects extend volunteer opportunities for PLHA to promote GIPA. Based on positive reviews of UNV pilot GIPA initiatives, it was decided to conduct a feasibility study in Laos and Viet Nam to assess the enabling environment for a UNV GIPA initiative and to promote a regional exchange of information and experiences. UNAIDS decided to cooperate in conducting this study in Viet Nam.
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